TAST Stitch 22: Buttonhole Wheel
These little wheels are fun, but I will admit I need more practice! I was very thankful for Sharon's tip to add more spokes (placing the stitches closer together) if they did not sit flat.
TAST Stitch 23: Cable Chain Stitch
Well... I do need to make my stitches a little more even. Perhaps a bit more planning before beginning my letter H would have clued me in on the number of stitches and better spacing. It was a fun stitch!
Sometimes the trickiest part of TAST for me is figuring out the best way to work the stitch into one of my current projects. In this case, I combined the cable chain stitch and the buttonhole wheel to add a motif section to a Christmas fabric postcard. I think they made a fun addition.
I am not affiliated with these templates, but I did agree to review my experiences with them. Using a quilting chalk pencil, I traced the smaller squares (pictured on the template above) along the seam. After my first few attempts, I found it easiest to make a red straight stitch down the center of the square and green satin stitches on either side of that red stitch. (Using size 8 perle cotton, it took 3 green stitches to the left and to the right of the red stitch to fill the square.) Then 2 red detached chain stitches were added to the tops to create bows. It was quite fun!
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TAST stands for Take a Stitch Tuesday. It is a personal stitching challenge offered by Sharon B. on Facebook and on her blog, pintangle.com. You may read more about it here. If you follow the TAST Facebook group, you know there are some incredibly inspiring examples of these stitches being shared. Anyone may join at any time during the challenge. Thank you, Sharon, for offering TAST!
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