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Free-motion machine thread painting can make your quilts come alive with exciting texture and color. Thread Painting Made Easy by Terry White starts with the basics with each lesson building upon the ones before, teaching you all about threads, needles, stabilizers and more. Follow her tips and apply the many designs to quilts, wallhangings and home decor items.

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Cover Thread Painting Made Easy

Thread Painting Made Easy

Author: Terry White
Pages: 111
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4G4E0813
Weight: 1.06 lb
MSRP: $27.95

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Make your quilts come alive with the exciting texture and color that free-motion machine thread painting can give.

  • Start with the basics, each lesson building on the ones before, teaching you all about threads, needles, stabilizers and more.
  • Terry's expertise and encouraging style are evident on every page. She'll take you by the hand and show you everything you need to know, step by simple step.
  • Follow her tips and tricks, gleaned from years of experience, and apply the many designs to quilts, wallhangings, home decor items and clothing.

Author Terry WhiteAbout the Author

Terry has designed hand-embroidered items since she was in grade school. The study of historical and world embroidery has been one of her passions since she was allowed to go the library by herself in the 7th grade.

To say that she is self-taught would be a mistake. Her contemporary embroidery designs have been inspired by Constance Howard's embroidery books, textile artist Gloria Vanderbilt, Kaffe Fassett and many others from the 1970s.

When Terry learned to quilt in 1978, she embellished her work with the hand needlework she knew. When her hands stopped working for her, she turned to the sewing machine. In 1996, she learned free-machine embroidery. Since then she has dedicated her time to developing techniques and designs that are as beautiful and texturally interesting as work done by hand.

Terry loves to teach her techniques to students across the country. She especially likes to help women see the potential for developing their own style with this very easy form of needlework.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Section 1: How to Thread Paint 8
A Good Sewing Machine Is a Joy Forever8
Machine Setup for Free-Motion Embroidery9
Avoid Tension Headaches and Thread Breaks10
Fabrics: Do I Have to Choose Just One?12
Finding the Right Stabilizer15
Know Your Needles17
Threads: Our Seemingly Endless Palette 18
The Stitches24
How to Thread Paint32
Your Sewing Personality34
Section II: Lessons35
Lesson 1: The Pear36
Blended Colors: Two Threads at Once41
Lesson 2: Sun Spots42
Variegated Color Threads Are Wonderful Things54
Lesson 3: Fruit Bowl55
Experiment with Pattern and Color 64
Lesson 4: Gourdy the Painted Bird 65
Fascination with Color68
Lesson 5: the Mushroom70
Metallic Threads74
Lesson 6: Luminous Moth76
Lesson 7: Stitched Backgrounds83
Lesson 8: All the Stitches87
Lesson 9: Animals95
Lesson 10: Wearable Art100
Section III: Compendium104
Discovering Your Artist Within106
About Terry White111

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