Good Morning, Quilters!
Today–a sneak peek at a project I am machine couching.
You all know I LOVE thread….but the heaviest weight we can stitch with the thread on top is 12 wt. The needle will not accommodate threads heavier than 12wt.
To stitch a heavier thread, you must use a technique called couching.
What is Couching?
Couching is the method of laying a heavy fiber down and then stitching over or through it to attach it to the fabric below. Machine couching can be tricky, especially when creating curvy lines. Now BERNINA has three different feet to help guide the thread through the foot while stitching it down. Read We All Sew, Machine Couching Three Ways.
Two of the couching feet allow free motion quilting!
Experimenting with Machine Couching
Over the past several years, I have played with machine couching. I have experimented with a variety of yarns, cords and fibers -all with mixed success. However, this week, when I started playing, I knew I was onto something!
“The game is afoot!” as my favorite detective would say.
I couldn’t stop….
Coming Soon to a Computer Near YOU!
For installment 2 of “The Game is a Foot” or “How I Learned to Love Machine Couching” Stay tuned!
Your Sewing Sleuth,
221 B Baker Street
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