No matter what kind of quilting you like to do, applique, redwork, trapunto, crazy quilting, there is a design you can stitch in the hoop!
Redwork quilts are created with a basic design element, originally traditional handwork. Redwork and other linework designs can also be used as the quilting technique. Redwork Quilt Blocks 2 from Wind Bell Embroidery dresses up plain fabrics and quilts, too.
Applique couldn’t be easier. New York Beauty Quilt Blocks from Allstitch would be pretty difficult to stitch with all of the points and curves. The design is digitized so that these otherwise challenging components are a breeze to stitch right in the hoop.
Trapunto quilts were tedious to make in their early days. Outlines were stitched around the fabric and backing sandwich, the backing was slit open, the area was stuffed, and the backing was stitched closed.
Fortunately, Trapunto Floral Blocks from Ace Points Embroidery are much easier to stitch. Modern-day trapunto is created more like applique, adding an additional layer of batting before trimming and stitching the top to the base.
You don’t have to be a pro at piecing when you have an embroidery machine. Designs like Into the Woods from Kreations by Kara are pieced in the hoop. Unless you are a meticulous cutter and stitcher, Log Cabin blocks like this can easily become a quilter’s nightmare. Having any one piece off even the slightest amount can turn into big problems by the time the block is finished.
With machine embroidered blocks, the precision is built into the design. Plus, you can add quilting and embroidery for a project that would make any professional proud.
Around the turn of the 19th century, crazy quilts were more like a work of art than a utility item. What once took a tremendous amount of time to complete can now be created in minutes.
Molly Mine takes crazy quilting to the next level with Crazy Quilt Series 5 Sew and Flip. Instead of the satin stitching joining fabric sections, the designs are pieced in the hoop. After seams are stitched, the fabric flips over and decorative stitching is added over the seam.
What will you try?