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Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Four

The embroidery is finished, and now it’s time to put it together.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Three

Now that the straight lines are stitched, you can go back and fill in the spaces with decorative stitches.

Freestyle Embroidered Wreaths

Freestyle embroidery is a fun way to add detail to quilted projects.  Things that have large empty pieces like an Irish chain or snowball blocks are great to showcase embroidery.  These wreaths are a quick and easy way to try some new stitches.  I made mine Christmassy, but there is no rule that they have to be.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part Two

Now that the fabric is prepared, it’s time to start stitching.  Use a thread weight that is balanced to the fabric you used.  If you use a fine thread on a heavy fabric, it will be difficult to see.  If you use a heavy thread on a lightweight fabric, the fabric will not be able to support it, and it will be distorted.

Embroidered Pumpkins – Part One

Looking for a quick fall project?  These cute pumpkins are a great way to try out some new embroidery stitches.  All you need is some fabric, floss and a wooden hoop.  A piece of felt will give it a clean back, but that’s optional.

Tea towel pillow

Years ago, I bought a kit for embroidered towels.  I loved the embroidery, but I didn’t get around to doing it.  Finally this summer, I got it out to work on. What a disappointment!  The fabric for the towels looked nice, but it was polyester.  It wouldn’t have any kind of absorbency as a towel, and it didn’t feel nice.  I debated with myself for a while about what to do.  I still liked the embroidery, but I knew it would be useless as a towel.