BroomHilda class 1
I will be presenting my recommendations and tips for creating this quilt based on my stitching experience with the designs. Of course you may use your own ideas based on your experience in embroidery and quilting.
The first suggestion I have is to create a binder for the quilt with sheet protectors for the cut fabric . You will place fabric for each design in a separate sheet protector. This will help you to stay organized and make the embroidering easier as well as faster.It will also help prevent you from making mistakes.
Read information on page 7 of the Broomhilda book.
Next, I recommend paying close attention to the cutting diagram in the front of the book on pages 8 & 9.
I strongly advise using the Shape Flex recommended on all backgrounds. The stitching is very dense on these designs and the Shape Flex backing will help eliminate puckering.
*Fuse Heat n Bond Lite to appliqué fabric if using a cutting machine or tracing before embroidery. SVG files are included on your cd.
If cutting appliqué in the hoop you will need very sharp small
scissors. I like the small duck bill for trimming. You should also think about using Best Press to add body to the fabric and make it easier to trim.
Place the prepared fabric for each block in a sheet protector with a label with any special notes from the book. It is easy to forget that some blocks have very special instructions. The label will keep you from making mistakes. This will also speed up the embroidery process.
Wind several bobbins with bobbin thread in white or neutral and one bobbin with black thread for Spider Pie Block and the
No Boots, No Broom, and No Service blocks.
You can purchased a small spool of Black Bottom Line if needed for these designs.
Load all the designs for Broomhilda’s Bakery Quilt on to an usb. Do not load any bonus or other projects on the usb. The designs are not the same size as the quilt designs and could easily be mixed up.
As designs are completed in embroidery place them in a sheet protector or container to prevent any fraying until ready to trim to size. I would do the trimming after all blocks are embroidered
Please make sure your machine is clean and ready for the stitching.
I oiled my 880 after every bobbin was empty.
Some optional items to make the process easier and faster.
The knife if need to remove stitching
Mist sprayer to spray stabilizer for removing after embroidery
Small iron for fusing the appliqué
The Isacord colors I used are listed below, but you may use any color you have that matches the fabric.
Stabilizer from OESD is Tear A Way Lite
Package of Needles Superior TopStitch size80
Micro Tex needle size 80 for Mylar blocks
You will should use a separate needle from the package for the Glitter stitching.
*I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all shapes for appliqué.
Some designs call for the 5X7 hoop, but I was able to use my Medium hoop without issues. I will go over these designs with you.
If you need any help before then you may email me or see me in the store ore Saturdays
Remember everything is easy, you just need to know how.
|Skill Level: ||intermediate|
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