personalised teacher gifts “God Save the Queen” – How to Stitch Dozens of Buttons by Machine decorative pillow shams

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“Initial This” was the Western North Carolina Quilt Guild National Quilt Day challenge presented in a day exhibit at our city mall.?(We also had to use the same yellow fabric in all our wall hangings.) Since I am a true Anglophile with a large collections of white buttons, my design was a natural. “God Save the Queen” developed from a study of the queen’s crowns inspired by the Pearly King and Queen web sites.

Yes, I was off to demonstrate in the mall with my BERNINA sewing machine, a collection of buttonspersonalised teacher gifts, and my new Button Sew-On Foot #18. People were fascinated how easy it was to sew on a button and the fact that all openings for either two or four holes are all regulated. Since my piece was in the show I demonstrated on a vest, adding another row of buttons around the outside edges.

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First, I used my new equilateral Grid Grip to draw out a diamond background. After coding each section it was pieced together using 1/4″?Patchwork Foot #37, balancing the black?and yellows.

Second, with my crown design scaled to size, I traced sections onto the top. A lightweight stabilizer on the back side added strength for the button sew-on stitches. ?Buttons were first secured with a tab of glue stick, then stitched in place. Using the Button Sew-On Foot was possible until the buttons became more concentrated and overlapped each other; then hand stitching was required.

Third, I did a combination of “Dogs Up and Dogs Down.” With my feed dogs up I used Walking Foot #50 and echoed the diamond shapes with black thread. Now I can do that with m new BERNINA 750 QE using the BERNINA Dual Feed feature. Every day I discover something fun and new about this machine! I can even slip the seam bar guides onto the back of the all-purpose foot, Reverse Motion Foot #1D.

Then, with feed dogs down, I used the amazing magnifying lens for a better view while I applied minimal stippling. There are three magnifier strengths so you have a choice. You will amazed at how tiny machine quilting can happen with the Dogs Down!

Finally, back home again and double duty in my studio with my new BERNINA 750 QE and my trusty artista 170. I can have a project going on two machines at the same time!

If you are looking for an idea for a quick and easy gift for that special friend, Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs has you covered with her?Make it Merry Holiday Coasters!

This is a fun and easy DIY project made from recycled itemsto help keep your baby dry from their drool! By using a child’s old shirt andminimal sewing skills, you can design your very own personal bib. Followingthis step – by – step guide will allow you to easily assemble a comfortable andpractical bib for a child.

Don’t forget to make your machine work for you. It’s easy to forget about convenience features if you only need them once in a while – but when you need them, nothing else will do. One example of this is a freearm sewing surface. Most BERNINA models come with?two freearm options.