Sunday, November 20, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to town

Time for a bit of Christmas sewing and experimenting with the feed dogs down. I have been doing some practice, practice and more practice with FMQ and whilst I am feeling more confident I only feel comfortable using this method on smaller items as I have more control and no weight pulling the sewing down and causing puckers.

I found this Christmas panel and cut in into 4 table toppers - I have already given two away that I forgot to photograph. The first one I did a meandering pattern for the quilting and with the second one I kept the feed dogs down, the open toe foot on and using a variegated metalic thread I "drew" around the border, circle just inside the wreath, Santa, his sack and staff for something different. I must say that I was pleased with the result.

Next to come off the Christmas sewing list is a set of placemats and matching coasters for my SIL. Hopefully I will have some piccies soon to show you.

Happy sewing all.