Download e-book for iPad: Christmas Is Coming: Applique Quilt Patterns to Celebrate by Cheryl Almgren Taylor

By Cheryl Almgren Taylor

Brighten your vacations with a undying number of thirteen cheery tasks! In her distinctively appealing kind, Cheryl Almgren Taylor offers a festive follow-up to her renowned e-book Deck the Halls.

  • Spruce up your house with pieced and fusible-appliqué tasks reminiscent of desk runners, wall hangings, a mattress runner, pillow, and Christmas-card holder
  • Create vacation motifs starting from a pleasant kid's Christmas festival to stockings, poinsettias, sweet canes, adorns, and more
  • Find fascinating rules for reward giving, together with certain presents with beauty and sparkle

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This will always give you a knot of a specific size, and by being careful where you lay the thread over the needle, you won’t have to pick up a pair of scissors and trim the tail before starting. No more spitting on your fingers and winding up with an ill-defined wadded mess somewhere close to the end of the thread. Burying the Knot When pulling the knot through the material, the size of the knot is governed by the type of material you are going through. Batiks are printed with dye that penetrates all the way through, and the weave is very tight.

I would gradually taper the trunk by dropping a row or merging rows as I got closer to the top. I would continue the process until the trunk reached the appropriate thickness. As the rows are added, the lines of beads should be couched from the side of the line away from the previous line, toward the previous line. Occasionally, couching over both lines keeps them snuggled up to one another. Tree trunks in My Father’s Shadow (page 99) Sometimes I may combine short parallel lines of beads with long perpendicular back stitched lines, as in the case of the birch tree trunks in Reflections.

2. String a strand of beads to the desired length. 3. Return up the strand, bypassing the anchor bead, and bypass a bead to make a kink at each place in the strand where you desire a kink to happen. The strand must be pulled tight for it to kink. The tighter the thread is pulled, the more acute the angle of the kink. Knot while the thread is pulled to the desired degree of tightness for the kink to remain. For a vivid demonstration, use a different color of bead where you want kinks in the strand and then bypass those beads on the way back up from the anchor bead at the end of the strand.

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