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June 4, 2007

What’s New

ON SALE this month
Touch of Nature
Textured Applique Machine Embroidery Techniques & Designs

This booklet with its CD of machine embroidery designs shows you that even the simplest of applique machine embroidery designs can be transformed into uniquely wonderful, rich fabric art.

We have published numerous newsletters with projects made using the techniques in this book and more on the Touch of Nature page. If you’ve been waiting to get this book, now is the time while it is on sale.

Pursenickety Purse Patterns

Buy 2 get 1 free
Buy 4 get 2 free
Don’t purchase the Free ones.
Just write in the comments section the ones you want for free or we will chose for you.

New Pattern - Adult Bib

Since I drive around all day seeing homebound patients I usually eat while driving. My husband makes me wonderful lunches that I can eat with one hand, but still I usually end up wearing some of my lunch and having to explain why I have a big stain on my clothes. For this reason I made myself a large bib that is easy on/off and protects my clothes all the way down to my knees.

Advantages -
These bibs are great for traveling or at home
For yourself or a loved one
For eating or for crafts
Add a tie and have a handy apron
Cut out to finish time is 30 minutes
Great charity project for groups to make
Make them extra special with embroidery or fancy trims

Materials Needed:
3/4 yard 45” wide fabric (I used pre-quilted fabric)
2 pkgs extra wide double fold bias tape
True Grid by Pellon - for drawing the pattern

Draw the pattern as shown in the illustration. I drew these on True Grid where each square is 1inch.

Next draw the neck opening.
Make it 5x7 for a smaller person and 6x9 for a larger person.

Now use your dinner plates, saucers, etc to draw the curves.

Draw the lines for the pocket as indicated by the dashed line.
Your finished pattern should look like this

Optional Apron: Add grosgrain ribbon ties as indicated in the diagram.

Optional: Cutline for velcro closure if you do not want a pull over the head version.

Cut out the pattern.
Lay the pattern onto the fabric - across the grain on the fabric

Cut out the fabric across the grain of the fabric.
Cut out the pocket across the grain of the fabric.

Zigzag stitch bias tape across the top of the pocket.
Straight stitch sew the pocket to the apron across the bottom and sides.
Zigzag sew bias tape around the neck opening.
Zigzag sew bias tape all the way around the bib.
Straight stitch sew a line down the center of the pocket.

All done!

Embroidery Sayings for Bibs -

Eating and other competitive sports
If it don’t move too fast, it’s mine!
I’ll eat it if it don’t eat me!
Have spoon, Will Travel

These designs are located in the group files for the 6x10, 5x7, and 4x4 hoops.

If you have a neat saying for a bib please let me know. I’ll get it digitized and share it with the you and  the group.

Added May 23, 2009
FREE to my Yahoo Group Members
Adult Bib Pattern in PDF format.
Find the pattern in the files section of the Yahoo group.


Extra Extra

 Mettler Cotton 60 wt silk finish thread is available in large spools sold at a discount.  This cotton thread has a lovely sheen and doesn’t produce alot of lint in the bobbin area like other cotton threads. This is the thread you want to use for your lace. Only $5.49 US for 875yd spool

We have plenty of VILENE.  This is precut and packaged in 2 yard lengths and is 72” wide (that’s 2 yards wide). Discount price includes free 1st class shipping within the US. Only $16.US

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Copyright Laura Waterfield 2006

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