I love trapunto and have used the traditional form of this technique on many projects over the years. In particular, I love making pillow tops with trapunto style stuffing on the pillow front. But who would have imagined that you could find a super easy way to skip the stuffing??? Well now you can! Watch Paula cut puffy batting using the Brother ScanNCut machine and use it to create a quilted rose pattern that mimics the classic trapunto technique.
Have you ever wondered what you can make with basic shapes and a simple straight stitch? Seasoned quilters know this combination is the beginning of many quilt blocks. Certainly one of the most popular blocks of all time is the basic log cabin. You're going to see Jeni sew colorful log cabin coasters that could easily "grow" into a potholder, placemat, or even an entire quilt.
Before the episode is over you'll learn how to vary this basic block for different looks and add decorative stitches for an artistic accent. Warning! Once you start stitching these blocks you'll find it hard to stop. This type of sewing is addictive . . . but sooo much fun!
Flat locking is one of those serger stitches that adds a powerful punch to casual and dressy garments alike. I've used it on everything from T-shirts to lingerie. Sure, there are a few tricks to get the desired effect but this technique is not hard to learn. See how she tweaks the settings on the Brother Serger and easily adds a patchwork look to a basic skirt.
CLICK HERE to watch It's Sew Easy show #707. Enjoy!