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Today’s blogger is the wonderful Jean of Jean Creates Blog! Jean used a simple machine embroidery applique design called the PA Dutch Flower which can be found here. It’s the same flower I used recently to make a quickie pin cushion using blended wool felt and bamboo felt:
This flower with a pair of leaves at the base is stitched in only 1 hooping so it’s an easy-peasy design. Jean did a wonderful tutorial showing how to stitch out a machine embroidery applique design if you don’t have pre-cut applique shapes and want to do it in the fashion of placing fabric over the placement outline and then cutting away the excess material. It’s as simple as stitching the placement outline, placing the over sized fabric in place, then repeating the placement outline stitching sequence before cutting away the excess fabric! Run over to Jean’s blog to see how to do this in a step by step tutorial that is very clear. Check out the wonderful mat she created with these shapes on each pocket-I love her idea! And don’t forget to leave a comment on her blog to be entered in the give away of a free digitized design! Designs like this that are stitched in single hooping are very easy to convert into larger quilt block designs. Here’s an example of the exact same file stitched in 4 quadrants of a square to create a whole quilt block:
Keep checking back as there will be an upcoming lesson in how to create an entire quilt block using a single design like this one! And don’t forget…tomorrow is Day #5 of the Machine Embroidery blog Hop, and you’ll want to head on over to SewCalGal’s blog for that!