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Thanks Wanda. I really like adding beads to my crazy quilts and have also, on occasion, added them to my normal quilts. I think that beads give quilts that added sparkle. When adding beads to my crazy quilts (CQ) first I always use nymo thread. It strong, comes in many colors (so you can match colors with your beads or your fabric) and it comes in different sizes. Becareful with the color threads some of them can bleed. You can usually get nymo thread at any bead store. When sewing beads onto the fabric I always stitch through them twice. I come up through the fabric, go through the bead, down back through the fabric, and back up from the original side and sew through the bead again. I also usually stitch beads on individually. Also try not to crarry your thread to far between beads. Not more than a half of an inch. If I have longer distances between beads I knot it off and start new for the next bead otherwise your fabric may pull or gather. When using beads on regular fabric you might want to add a backing fabric to give the beads some support. When I'm sewing beads onto my borders I actually put my batting on, sew the beads on throught the batting, then put the backing fabric on the quilt. I like to add bugle beads on my borders and have used that method a few times. Its a little awkward but it works and you don't see the stitches on the quilt back for the beads. For more pictures you can go to my blog if you havent already. Its http://thebeadedneedle.blogspot.com/ Go to Feb, contest winner to see one of the quilts where I used the bugle beads in the border. Thanks for the interests. Hope some of this info helps. Any other questions just ask.
Hi Wanda welcome to Stitchin fingers. My name is Elaine. You will love it here as everyone is friendly and helpful. Lots of interesting things too inspire you as well You quilts are lovely Happy Stitching Hugs Elaine
Thank you Wanda. Traditional quilting is my first love, but I like to dabble in some of the textile art quilts as well. Several grand children arriving have meant that I need to do more quilts, but I will get into the creative side of things soon. Will love to see some of your photos here. And I am pleased that you asked the question - What is a spam bot?? I still don't know. Claire
Welcome Wanda. You will love this site. I am also fairly new, and have had so much inspiration, and learnt so many new ideas for new techniques. Will need to live for a few hundred years to do it all! Claire