Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stitch Notebook

I bought another Craftsy class - this time Stupendous Stitching!


We started by making a "Stitch Bible" - a note book of all the stitches on our sewing machines, to use as a reference for creating Stupendous Stitching. The notebook is 8"x10".


Here are all my pages (143 stitches - I have a Husqvarna 870 Quilt sewing machine). Each stitch was stitched on the default setting, then with a change in the stitch length and then a change in stitch width.
I have had my sewing machine for a couple of years, and never even tried most of the stitches (I bought the machine for its great quilting features). It was fun to see how all the stitches came out and how they changed.

the inside of the note book

close up of the cover
The Craftsy class said that Stupendous Stitching involved couching (I have a couching foot for my sewing  machine, but you don't need one), fancy machine stitches (never used mine), hand stitching (embroidery - my first love), and quilting (my newest obsession) - I knew this would be the class for me! And I loved it! I am currently working on a bigger piece.

I noticed on Carol Ann Waugh's website (she is the class instructor) that there is a link for 50% off the class (and for her other Craftsy class too) - so the class is only $14.99 (the links can be found here) - I wish I had known that (although I did buy the class for 25% off).

The front and back covers of the notebook have Rattail Binding - here is a link to a Youtube video by Carol Ann Waugh for the binding.


We had a little visitor yesterday (along with the snow), he stared at us for a long time, maybe he was hoping to come in.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

corina said...

I bought this class last week and haven't even looked at it yet. You bought it when, a couple of days ago? And you already have a stitch bible! It looks great. Isn't it strange we buy these machine with hundreds of stitches, and usually end up using only 5 or 6! I can't wait to see what you are doing on your bigger piece.

Raewyn said...

Your stitch bible is a wonderful resource Joanne, and the finishing, etc, really makes it an object of beauty! Thank you for the you-tube link :-) I wondered if you were getting much snow yet? Cute little squirrel.

Lesley said...

What a unique book! Love your color choices!

Joan said...

Rats - Too good to miss and I havn't started on the last one I got!!!! Your book is beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wonderful idea Joanne, I think this is a class I would enjoy!Your book is beautiful:-)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

This is great!

I sooooo don't use any of the stitches that are available to me on my machine. I need to do this too!

Ronda Walker said...

I also signed up for this class about a month ago. I'm still working on my Stitch Bible and think it will be a great resource when I'm finished. What a great idea to check the teachers website. I'll do that in the future.