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Step 4 – thread painting for incredible lifelike detail

The neck, chest and head of the heron on the Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel have been accented with thread painting SCHMETZ / Sulky / Northcott

I had a wonderful time yesterday showing you how I used basic trapunto techniques with SCHMETZ Needles, Sulky Thread and Fairfield Batting to add extra dimension our Artisan Spirit Water Garden heron panel. Today I’ll use a variety of Sulky threads and SCHMETZ needles to accent the heron with beautiful thread painted detail. Let’s have some fun! What is thread painting?...

Step 3 – how to machine trapunto for added dimension

Welcome back. Yesterday was a busy day trimming the lovely Heron panel from the Artisan Spirit Water Garden, ironing the Sulky stabilizer in place, and using SCHMETZ needles and Gütermann thread to construct and attach borders to the panel. Today I’ll use Sulky thread, SCHMETZ needles and Fairfield batting to add extra dimension to our panel with easy machine trapunto. You may...

Step 2 – framing up a quilt panel using a patchwork border

Good preparation is the key to success when adding pieced borders to a printed panel. A tutorial on thread painting using SCHMETZ needles/ Gütermann threads / Northcott fabric

Welcome back to our continuing journey of perfect pairings for our SCHMETZ needles, Sulky and Gütermann threads. Yesterday I listed the materials required to make a thread painted and quilted panel. Today I’ll do some preparation work, a little bit of piecing and add borders to our beautiful Artisan Spirit Water Garden panel from Northcott. You’ll...