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Embelishments etc.

The fun doesn't have to stop once you have your quilt quilted & bound... Now it's time for the flourishes & bling...
You are not just limited to finding things on sewing blogs, check out scrapbooking ones as well, many of the things translate over to fabrics quite well!


Beading - Basic Beading requires only a needle, thread and beads. There are just two stitches to learn—a stop stitch and a running stitch. Other stitches are variations of these two basics.


  • Want to stencil and can't find exactly what you want?  well make your own with Freezer Paper from the grocery store.  Craftiness is not Optional has a tutorial that might be helpful.


  • Piping is commonly used on clothing & pillows, recently it has been incorprated into the binding on quilts.  It adds a classic very finished look.
  • Positively Splendid has a nice tutorial on how to make a 1/4 in piping for a pillow.


Want to do a quick project here's a neat one - zipper flowers from riley blake designs

 Silk Lotus Flower from

Fabric Flowers - a tutorial is posted at the CREATE blog. It is complements of Carina Lindholm a crafter in Sweden, check out her blog, there is a built in translator.
Rolled Fabric Flowers - Simple and sweet can easily describe these cute flowers that you can use to decorate pretty much anything!  Katie @ Pincushion Creations has an easy tutorial.
Fabric Pinwheel - Very simple and cute, a great addition to almost anything from Little Livingstone blog.
 Rick Rack Roses - these are just too cute.  You can use differect sizes of rick rack to make different sizes.  Check them out here at