In the last post of the week, I started the quilting portion and showed you how to use the Shape Creator. But I have to say that I have found an easier way to quilt this project! And I have the ImageStitch app to thank for this: it’s the best app ever for quilters!
ImageStitch is a free app available for your smartphone or tablet that lets you take a picture and transfer it into stitches for you to embroider. You can save the design on your mySewnet cloud and it will be synchronized to your mySewnet on your creative icon. So I designed my flying geese outline on my personal computer and printed it out. I then took a photo of it and went onto the ImageStitch app and incorporated it in the app.
How the ImageStitch app works
Once in the app with photo downloaded, you get to choose the type of embroidery you want. It can be scattered large or small or a simple line bold or thin. You can also use the eraser icon to remove the lines you do not wish to have. Once you’re happy with the look, you can save it onto your sewnet cloud. It will automatically download to your creative icon. I wanted to have the quilted ‘look’ as opposed an embroidered one, so I opted for LineArt bold and saved the design.
I turned on the creative icon to find my downloaded embroidery design in mySewnet file! I simply touched the name and it opened the design on the creative icon screen. I was able to resize my design and position in the hoop where I wanted it. I then realized I needed the embroidery facing the other way as I had placed the quilt up-side down. Instead of having to re-hoop the quilt, I simply clicked the ‘mirror’ image and I was ready to start the embroidery.
Once again, I preferred using Sulky rayon solid 40wt thread in light silver to ensure that the thread wouldn’t break while embroidering. I love how it looks on my quilt! I used a light silver so that it would pop up in the red sections of the quilt. It blended well with all the rest of my quilting made with 100% cotton 40wt Sulky thread.
What was also great about this is that I could start the embroidery onto my quilt and follow the progress on my cell phone thanks to the SewNotice app. I was able to go and start packing for the cottage and my cell phone would prompt me to go back when the embroidery was finished. I just had to go back to set the next position on the quilt and press start before going back to packing.
I truly enjoyed having the freedom to create my own quilt design and being able to have the creative icon stitch it in place. This has just opened up so many other new possibilities! I have so many UFOs that are in the quilting stage waiting for the perfect quilt design! Now I can sketch it and embroider it on the PFAFF creative icon thanks to the ImageStitch app. It really is the best app ever for quilters! I’ll be back tomorrow to show you another way to quilt triangles on your projects using the PFAFF creative icon.