Posted in Christmas, home makes, in the hoop

Finished my little project!

Good evening Ladies & Gents. I hope your all well. x

I’ve been working on a little project that used both hand embroidery and quilting…….my two favourite crafts.

I started by using free patterns from the lovely lady at . If you haven’t visited this site then your missing out on loads of lovely treats.

I copied the patterns on to tracing paper and then pinned the paper to a square of calico which is other of my favourite fabrics.

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I hooped the pattern and the calico, grabbed a skein of pillar box red embroidery thread and a Chenille needle. I stitched using three strands but you could use two.

I really like the simplicity of redwork and these designs are just adorable.

Embroidery finished, next the quilting
Embroidery finished, next the quilting

I couldn’t decide whether to make a table runner or wall hanging. I couldn’t decide so I’ve gone with the two in one option.

For the wadding a used our craft cotton battling. Such good quality wadding and great to machine quilt with.

Heirloom Cotton battling
Heirloom Cotton battling

As always I use 505 spray to make a quilt sandwich

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I grabbed some material off the shelves and cut, basted, quilted and added binding and this is what happened.

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I think its going to have to go on display in the haberdashery for Christmas. What do you think?


Ami Is a Textiles artist based in Swadlincote Derbyshire and the owner of Simply Needlecraft Haberdashery & Sewing Studio and

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