Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I Finally Understand Embroidery Stitches!


Thanks to the blanket stitch tutorial and the whip stitch tutorial offered by the amazing Alice at her futuregirl blog! As a self-taught quilter, i've never quite understood how to make the embroidery stitches. My friend Sarah tried to teach me the split stitch and I just kind of use that all the time. The futuregirl tutorials are very clear, you should check them out!

Futuregirl also offers these free downloads with detailed pdfs instructions on how to make felt sea creatures including octopi, seahorses and starfish using those stitches.

As if that weren't enough, she also offers this tutorial describing how to make a hilarious clean/dirty dish indicator for the dishwasher. Love it! That would be a fun Xmas present for a friend with a good sense of humor!



8 comments:

Wanda said...

You're the BEST! I am a self taught embroiderer and am continuously amazed when I learn that something I've been doing all along is "real"!

SandyQuilts said...

Thanks for the laugh ... love the bikini.

Jackie Davis said...

Love the links - thanks! i sew want to get hand embroidery down too and about to embark on making felt foods for my kids to play with (cheaper than buying toys). Anyway, LOVE the clean/dirty! thanks oodles and love you cat quilt! I hope to finish mine this week or next.

*hugs*
Jackie

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

ha, that's funny!! love the dishwasher sign!

thanks for the tip on where to go to learn the stitches. I'm self-taught and pretty sure that whatever stitch I do, probably doesn't even have a name!! ha ha

Leslie said...

thanks for entering the giveaway on my blog. good luck.

Amanda said...

LOVE the dishwasher sign! lol Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway!

Wendy said...

Those are great tutorials! Thanks for the link, and yes the dishwasher sign is too funny -!

futuregirl said...

I'm so glad you like the tutorials! Thanks so much for the sweet write up and all the links! You mom emailed me today to let me know about your post ... she's so awesome!