Have you ever glanced at a decorative stitch on your sewing machine's stitch chart and thought... hmmmm I don't recall ever using that stitch. I just like to keep it simple.
Do you remember when you bought your sewing machine and thought of all the endless projects you have dreaming about? I know investing in your machine also includes investing in some very heavenly stitches you can apply to your next sewing and machine quilting projects.
Yet like me, after ignoring 1 out of 50 decorative stitches or truly ignoring 49 out of 50 decorative stitches after millions of stitches on traditional sewing machines I lost site of their instantly brilliant potential. And here are all these unlimited decorative stitches patiently waiting their turn.
For example, let's take a simple stitch that is repeatedly provided on nearly every sewing machine - the round eyelet button hole stitch, typically located with the long button hole stitches on the decorative stitch chart.
If you are in my class at Indiana Heritage Quilt Show....here is a sneak peak.
I could not resist using it on several other panels, plus took a leap of faith and serendipitously applied an eyelet button hole to an adorable sewing room sign gift.
As you go forward with your next project you'll begin to realize the endlessly fun creative opportunities for using those decorative designs. And because there is batting and backing present no need to stabilize. Give it a try!
Hope this helps!
Yours in the love of quilting, Sally Terry