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By Thom Atkins

Use beads and easy stitches to create tremendous texture, measurement, and sensible info on any cover. Award-winning quilter, Thom Atkins, teaches you every thing you want to learn about the simplest provides and strategies to get breathtaking results…plus there’s an advantage educational on the way to create a beaded bezel. Dozens of show-stopping photographs through the e-book illustrate the limitless probabilities for designing your individual remarkable beaded cover. no matter if you're keen on to make conventional or artwork quilts, this publication may help you're taking your textile embellishing to a complete new point.

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Similar to a satin stitch in embroidery, you can use the lazy stitch to fill in areas, to make lines of varying width, or even to create texture. Couch line here. „„ When „„ Crush extraneous beads that do not have a place in the segment. Terrifying idea? When there are too many beads trying to occupy the same space, causing waggles in the line, try crushing (see Chain-Nose Pliers, page 26) the extraneous ones as a last resort. Be brave! Always have a needle and thread ready to go back through the line of beads in case you happen to break a main support thread so that you can salvage what you’ve done.

It can be difficult and confusing initially, especially if you are using the wrong portion of the thread or wrapping it in the wrong direction, but once you’ve got it, you’ll really like it. Many people have trouble threading needles and, as a consequence, use a very long thread, which can be cumbersome and result in tangling and knotting. This is annoying in the extreme and to be avoided at all costs. You can do several things to facilitate threading. First, always use a freshly cut end to thread through the eye.

When I had finished beading, stopping the stitching about 1/2˝ from the approximate edge, I bound the edges and then finished the lines of beads out to the finished edges of the quilt. I added the fringe last, continuing the lines of rain right off the edge of the windowsill by starting the strand in the line sewn to the quilt and continuing down from the edge. 60 Beading Artistry for Quilts Multiple Parallel Lines Multiple parallel lines can be used to create a heavier line than you would get from a single line of beads and are usually preferable to a lone line of big beads.

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