Summer 2010 WINNER and Entries
Here are the 3 entries for the Summer 2010 In the Hoop Hoopla. Voting will be thru the Yahoo Group, so keep your eyes peeled for an announcement from Marie. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.WINNER Entry 1 - BettyD
Here is my entry for the challenge. Just so you know, the wrinkles weren't there until I tried to steam press it and that shrunk the fabric. I would do another one but I just don't think I could squeeze in the time. Anyway, I enjoyed doing this very much.
The fabric was polished cotton. I used water soluble stabilizer.
What I learned was how to insert zippers. A really neat technique.
Reason for doing it: I've been wanting to try that purse in a hoop that a sewing angel so generously gave me and the challenge gave me the push I needed. Even if I don't win the challenge I feel like I've already won.Entry 2 - Liz92B
Being relatively new to Machine Embroidery, I wanted to try ITH ... so I attempted Jennifer Baker's "Business Card Holder" using the same poppy design linked in the tutorial:
- fabric : lightweight denim
- stabilizer : Super Solvy WSS
- learned : I need better (smaller? sharper?) scissors for trimming fabric close to the stitches!!
- why : wanted to learn ITH (and my metal case is dying!)Entry 3 - MaryBi
Well Jennifer here comes my very first ITH try ever. Thank you for your great photo directions . I set up my lap top beside the sewing machine, turned the SE to its slowest speed and trundled on through. Here's the business card case in its new state as library card and fine holder.
Fabric: a cotton quilt weight scrap. I chose to use a medium iron on pellon instead of batting because I prefer tailored to puffy. Design: from MEH's Alegra. Stabilizer: a medium plastic generic wash away that started to break away by the time the final satin stitch was 3/4 way around. Hooping: I didn't have confidence in the fabric staying put, so I continued my love affair with blue tape and secured the hoop corners and floating fabric with it. I'm not sure I had a life before blue tape. Learned: I'm glad I kept it simple for my first go as I needed to focus on the process. I was very uncomfortable with this step into the unknown. I will definitely use a non plastic stabilizer for my next try. Why tackled? because you all encouraged me; and I felt really guilty about letting you down. Now, my library card has a safe haven.
And a supplementary photo for the 3rd entry, showing the challenge of a stabilizer choice that proved to be a wonderful lesson learned in matching stabilizer to design.