It was a wild weekend here.
My 7 year old daughter fell from the monkey bars on Saturday and broke her arm. To get her out to the ambulance, we had to carry her 50 yards, through one of those winding, 5 story indoor-play mazes, on our knees, while being hit in the head with swinging foam obstacles. It was brutal, to say the least.
But we’re home today; she’s recovering from surgery, and we’re trying to get our lives back to normal.
A part of getting back to normal means putting up a blog post for Tips and Tutorials Tuesday! It’s amazing how good normal feels.
For this week’s tip, I want to share with you the simple method I use to place my applique, binding and embroidery stitches exactly where I want them.
For the longest time, I had difficulty determining where to place my stitches as I sewed on a binding or around a piece of embroidery. I often want them to be exactly 1/4″ or 1/8″ apart, for a consistent look to my hand work. But I’d fail over and over, which left my embroidery looking as though it was stitched by my 4 year old (no offense to my 4 year old.)
Then I started using this simple little method:
I just measure and draw a few marks on my thumb that correspond to the distance I want between my stitches. The ones above are drawn 1/4″ apart, perfect for the running stitch I embroidered around my quilt label.
Do you have a tip or tutorial to share this week? If you do, please link up below and show us what you’ve got!