Crazy Couching!

This is a creative project using various yarn with bright threads with lots and lots of decorative stitches. The real fun came with using stitches I had never ever tried before, (my BERNINA 630 is 11 years old.) The foot I used the most was the BERNINA Bulky Overlock foot #12C. The hole in front made it easy to thread my yarns and ribbons. The beading also slid under the foot in the channel easily. I used decorative stitches to couch the yarns and ribbons in gentle curves and filled the empty areas with rows of other stitches. My material had two layers of stabilizer. I also used the BERNINA Buttonhole foot #3, Free-motion couching foot #43 and the Open embroidery foot #20. Truly fun! You can’t make a mistake. Use pattern extend or mirror image to mix it up. My finished piece will be stretched onto stiff insulation to fit into a high window space to shut out the hot AZ sun in my sewing room.

3 thoughts on “Crazy Couching!

    1. Our Bernina machines have so many stitches that we never use. I challenge you to couch a fat quarter without repeating a decorative stitch and you will love it! First, choose an interesting batik for the base fabric, stabilize it and sew parallel curves. Not all the stitches need to be Couching. It would make a stunning pocket on a tote or material for a sewing a machine dust cover. Very, very fun.

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