Click Images to Enlarge:
I decided to add fibers on top of the quilting lines across the center of the foil fabric.
My favorite way to couch threads is using my free motion feet.
Above you can see the 3 different free motion or darning feet I use.
I started out with the darning foot that is a half circle shape.
This gives me perfect visibility when I am trying to follow a line on the quilt surface.
Stitch in place a few times to anchor the fiber down.
Then slowly top stitch along the fiber.
I do not zig zag as this compresses the fibers, and I want them to remain fuzzy.
When couching a very fuzzy fiber I use the big plastic darning foot.
It does not snag the fibers like the open toe foot sometimes does.
End your stitching line with several stitches in place to tack the fiber down good
This image displays fibers couched down, you can barely see the stitching.
On the right side I have 2 more quilting lines to couch over yet.
This is what the original piece looked like after it was foiled...
This is the completed piece...ready to bind.
CLICK HERE: to see My Quilts
May Your Fabrics always be Foiled,
To see my New Work CLICK HERE
To see the Thread Shed CLICK HERE
To see my Exhibit Quilts CLICK HERE
To see Tutorials CLICK HERE