I have (after 4 years) finally finished my Sylvias Bridal Sampler quilt! I have filled out the entry form for this years Quilt show at Darling Harbour, Sydney in June 2013. It’s always a nice feeling when a quilt is completed – I guess it’s a feeling of accomplishment.
Apart from machine embroidery – I love quilting. For the past 4 years I have been working on a quilt called Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler. This quilt was designed by Jennifer Chiaverini of the Elm Creek novels.
I have just finished pinning it together and I have been practising my quilting on scraps of material, but haven’t yet worked up the courage to begin! Pinning alone took 4 hours and was hard on my knees. I was thinking of doing an all over continuous pattern and feathers around the outer edge.
I have just added the new design set called Little Birds – Machine Appliqué .
I have also included some information that may help you with machine applique – if you haven’t tried it before.
The colour charts and design specifications are available on the design page as a PDF.
Sewing machine appliqué is quite simple. At first glance the thread change chart looks a bit overwhelming. There appears to be lots and lots of thread changes. However, once you understand how the machine works – it’s not that scary at all.
I am busy working on some new designs. They are machine applique designs. I have noticed that many home embroidery people shy away from using machine applique designs. When I started out I was unsure how the computerized sewing machine actually did applique. Once I tried it, I found out that it was super easy and loads of fun. It is so much easier than doing machine applique manually. The only thing with machine digitized applique designs is that the pieces of fabric are limited by the hoop size.
The digitized appllique design sews out a placement line first – which shows you exactly where to place the fabric. The fabric doesn’t have to be cut exactly to shape – it just has to be big enough to cover the placement line completely. The machine stops so that you can lay the fabric over the line. Start the machine again and it sews the fabric down with a running stitch. It stops so that you can trim exactly around the shape. You can take the hoop off the machine – but never take the fabric out of the hoop! (otherwise you wouldn’t be able to line things up again). After starting the machine again it will sew a zigzag and then the covering stitch like satin stitch. It is so easy!
Oh well back to work!
Welcome to my website!
My name is Lisa Davies and I digitize machine embroidery designs for the computerized home embroiderer. I own a Janome MC 10001, which is an excellent all-round sewing and embroidery machine. I also own a Bernina Aurora 440QE, which is a great machine for quilting.
All orders are only available via PayPal, and sent via the internet. Please note they are NOT instant downloads. All customers should read the information on the ordering page regarding delivery times.
Please feel free to browse through my site and download any freebies.
If you have any problems or comments, please feel free to contact me via e-mail.
(Please note if you do not get an instant reply, this means that I am not in front of my computer, but I will get back to you as soon as I have computer access.)
I hope you enjoy my designs!