Stitched Card for Valentine’s Day
Add machine embroidery to a stitched card along with decorative stitches for a personalized Valentine for a sweet friend.
STITCHED CARD SUPPLIES
- Sulky Felty™
- Organ® size 75/11 Embroidery Needle
- Conver”sew”tion Heart Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 20 designs & 10 Rayon Thread spools)
- 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ fabric rectangle
- Sulky Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer
- 60 wt. Bobbin Thread
- 5×7 Card & Envelope (or 5″ x 10″ piece of cardstock folded in half)
- KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive
- Magnetic Hoop (optional)
Load the chosen design into the machine. The featured “QT Quilter” design is from our Conver”sew”tion Heart Machine Embroidery Collection.
Wind a bobbin with 60 wt. Bobbin Thread. Install a size 75/11 Embroidery Needle and thread it with the first Rayon color in the design.
Hoop a piece of Sulky Tear Easy stabilizer with a piece of Sulky Felty in a Magnetic Hoop, if using. If not using a Magnetic Hoop, hoop only the stabilizer, and then adhere the Felty to the stabilizer using Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive.
Place the hoop onto the machine. Begin the embroidery.
Clip jump threads with each thread change, using Curved Tip Squeezers.
After embroidery is complete, remove the hoop from the machine and the Felty from the hoop.
Gently tear away the stabilizer beyond the design edges.
Trim the Felty approximately 1/2″ to 3/4″ beyond the embroidery design edges, depending on the card size.
Center the embroidered Felty on the fabric right side (or place where desired). Use KK 2000 to secure the layers together.
Set the machine for a decorative stitch. Practice the stitch on a scrap fabric to see how the needle moves and make any adjustments to stitch width and length before stitching the final piece.
Stitch the Felty perimeter using the decorative stitch. The featured card showcases a blanket stitch.
Now, center the fabric rectangle on the card right side. Use KK 2000 to secure the layers.
Stitch the fabric rectangle perimeter, either using the same or a different decorative stitch.
When the stitching is complete, trim any loose thread ends.
If desired, add more decorative stitches around the fabric rectangle for additional embellishment. A heart stitch is a sweet choice!
Once satisfied with the design, write a personal note inside the card.
Insert the card into an envelope and send it off to a fabulous friend!
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