I have several fabric wall hangings which I display depending on the season of the year. I did not have one with an Easter theme. When I found some cute machine embroidery designs on-line on the Molly Mine site, I knew I wanted to use them to make a new wall hanging. I didn’t want just a traditional quilted piece with rectangular blocks, sashing strips, and borders. It seemed that something with egg shapes would be appropriate.
As I thought about it and came up with an idea of a design in my mind, I knew that I could use my KNK Studio software and my KNK Maxx to help me in designing as well as making my project.
I used the KNK Studio sofware to create an egg shape and border which just fit the embroidered designs. Then I cut templates from card stock with my KNK Maxx to check that the borders were sized correctly. The fabric borders were cut on my KNK Maxx using stabilized fabric and the fabric blade. An additional card stock template was used to position the border around the embroidery and yet another card stock template became the pattern for cutting the batting to be placed inside the egg shapes.
After a few more sessions at the sewing machine, some finishing by hand sewing, and a trip to the back yard to liberate a branch from a tree, this is eggxactly what I had in mind.
Isn’t it great that we can use the software and our cutters for all sorts of applications in our crafts and our lives!
For more information about how I used my KNK Studio software and my KNK Maxx to help with my project, click on the link below to download the tutorial.