Reading posts with friends on Facebook about how much drama occurs in holiday get togethers gave me the idea to make this design. I wasn’t sure it was a good idea at the time but friends chimed in telling me to make it, ‘it is necessary’.
I made this quilt for my friend Paula to display wherever and whenever she deems necessary.
What a godsend! The addition of these lights is an amazing addition to your machine and sewing pleasure. To experience it is to believe it!
If your machine doesn’t have LED lights under the head or not enough of them, you can easily add them with this kit. I endorse this product because I have it and it has greatly improved my visual acuity while sewing. I can clearly see what is going on on the right side of the needle.
As I have gotten older I found it more and more difficult to see clearly what I was sewing under the head of the machine. My hubby purchased one of these kits for me.
I saw a red dress on-line this style with a huge Mandela printed on it. “What a great idea”, I thought.
At 26 inches across, the New York Beauty design was the natural choice – a generally round design and made the HNQ (Hoop N’ Quilt) method – it couldn’t be simpler or less risky to put onto my dress.
So, I went about zig zag sewing the NY Beauty pieces together creating this great big appliqué. I was afraid the extra fabric associated with an appliqué this large would be too heavy on the side of this light weight cotton gauze dress. Using wss (water-soluble stabilizer), the appliqué turned out not to be so heavy after all and draped nicely.
Working from my ironing board I pinned, and then hand-basted the appliqué to the dress, working from the center of the design out towards the points.