Do you dream of creating machine embroidery without the aid of a hoop? Heidi Farmer defies the skeptics who said it couldn’t be done as she shares tips and tricks for stitching hoop-free designs to your heart’s content using a revolutionary method. But wait, there’s more. Do you want to embroider your own hand drawn designs? The answer is yes. If you can think it, you can stitch it.
And who doesn’t need a quick baby quilt in their pocket of tricks? Heidi shares a fast method for a super cute personalized baby quilt on your longarm.
Then, RNK educator, Judy Fredenburgh, shares the ins and outs of how and why stabilizers make a huge difference when it comes to machine embroidery. If you have ever been skeptical about machine embroidery, this show will definitely make you a believer. Don’t miss it!
Heidi shows how to place a pre-set (by size) embroidery design anywhere desired on the Innova bed, stitch out the design, all without the aid of a hoop.
Want to draw your own embroidery designs? Heidi shares a way to draw a design on the computer screen, correct and edit the design to your liking, and then stitch it out with stitch patterns of your choosing (or creation). If you can think it, you can create an embroidery design to stitch out.
Heidi has been a sewer since early childhood. In 2002, quilting became a hobby that unexpectedly turned to a business when one of her quilts was displayed in a quilt local shop. So many customers asked to purchase the pattern that Heidi started her own company called Ribbon Quilts.
We look at her quilts to see how she transitioned from traditional work to free-motion design and draw, to the modern technology of pushing the "go" button on the longarm.
Judy Fredenburgh shares the ins and outs of how and why stabilizers can make the difference between results that are stellar vs sloppy. She discusses which types of stabilizers should be used for which types of fabrics/embroidery.
Also, where to find resources about stabilizers that can be downloaded and put into a file/book
Heidi shares a method for personalizing a baby quilt by taking an element of the quilting design that is then applique’d on top of the quilt.
Using Minky or Shannon Fabric on the back, makes the quilt especially soft and cuddly. We look at several examples of blankets with edge to edge design featuring one large motif.