Friday, June 19, 2015

Stitched wedding card - TGIF Challenges #TGIFC08

This weekend is the first official weekend of summer. Wedding season is upon us and this weeks TGIF Challenge is perfect! 

Are you new to the TGIF Challenge? Each Friday the design team will share our creations from the challenge sketch. Then it is up to you to play along! Create your version, snap a pic and share it using the weekly hash tag! Visit the TGIF site for more details and to see what everyone else is creating.

This is what I whipped up this week...

First, skip the adhesive. That will gum up your needle and make it a hot mess.

Second, play with your stitch length. A small stitch length on paper will just chew the paper. 

Third, experiment with your tension. If your thread is making a tangled mess on the back side of the cardstock this will fix that. 

I always grab some scrap cardstock and run a few tests before I start the real deal. Trust me, this will make this much less stressful. 

For the small hearts I did not use my foot peddle. I did not want it to go too fast so I used the hand wheel. This way you can add one stitch at a time and slowly add each heart to the queue by lifting the pressure foot. 

The boarder stitching was done using the foot peddle .. but easy on the gas. Use a gentle, gentle foot and go slow. I used the side of the pressure foot as my guide to get a straight edge. You do not want to push or pull the cardstock. Let the feed dogs roll the paper through on their own. 

Am I speaking a foreign language for you? This might help! I found this great blog post from Sewing School that breaks it down.

Click on over to TGIF Challenges and check out all of the fun! 

Thank-you for visiting. Have a creative day!

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