Couching Fibers Along, Part Two
Grüezi mitenand! Hello BERNINA Q . . . Quilters?!
Here is BERNINA Ambassador Carolina Asmussen, from Carolina Asmussen Designs.
Last week I officially invited you to this one-of-a-kind project, the Couching Fibers Along!
If for some reason you lost the announcement you can click here. In my previous post, you can download and print (don’t forget 100% scale) the project’s template and also the list of materials.
I’m very excited because today is actually our first week of real stitching! So, let’s make some noise with our BERNINAs.
Couching Fibers Along – Week 2
Before we start stitching, my first tip for couching fibers is to ALWAYS coordinate the color of the thread and the color of the fiber. This will help keep the magic effect of the fiber just floating on the top of the fabric.
For this week, we will start free-motion couching fibers at the blue flower design.
Materials for Week 2:
- Quilt sandwich (white cotton fabric with the design template, batting and backing fabric)
- DMC Tapestry Wool color 7301 coordinated with Aurifil 50wt color 2784 (we will call this combination our color 1)
- DMC Tapestry Wool color 7465 coordinated with Aurifil 50wt color 2340 (we will call this combination our color 2)
- DMC Tapestry Wool color 7799 coordinated with Aurifil 50wt color 2715 (we will call this combination our color 3)
- BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 and couching inserts
Preparing the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot
Because we are doing much more than ruler work this time, we need to attach the couching insert to the bottom of the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72.
The couching inserts come in a package with 3 different sizes: 2.2mm, 1.8mm and 1.4mm.
For this entire project, we will use the insert with the larger gap at the center, the 2.2mm.
Now you just need to snap the couching insert to the bottom of the foot and attach to your machine.
We will be using the BSR1 (BERNINA Q Series) to stitch!
Free-motion Couching Color 1
This week we are working with the three first colors of our project.
Wind a BERNINA bobbin with Aurifil 50wt color 2784 and get the DMC Tapestry Wool color 7301 close to your machine.
Watch the video below to start stitching the color 1.
Free-motion Couching Color 2
Wind a BERNINA bobbin with Aurifil 50wt color 2340 and get the DMC Tapestry Wool color 7465 close to your machine.
Watch the video below to start stitching the color 2.
Free-motion Couching Color 3
Wind a BERNINA bobbin with Aurifil 50wt color 2715 and get the DMC Tapestry Wool color 7799 close to your machine.
Watch the video below to start stitching the color 3.
And just like that! In less than an hour we have the first flower ready. I hope that you are having fun and feeling already more comfortable with this new technique.
See you next week!