This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.
Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".
Friday, April 01, 2011
Step-By-Step How-to for the Butterfly seam
1. Work a single fly stitch about 3/8inch on either side of the anchoring thread in the centre. Take the anchoring thread down just on the other side of the thread.
2. Work a second smaller fly stitch about 1/8 inch down from the first with each side being about 1/4 inch.
3. Work an upside-down fly stitch coming up to join the other two and take the anchoring stitch up over all three fly stitches.
4. Join the ends of the fly stitches with straight stitches to form wings.
5. With a thicker thread or a bullion stitch make the body in the centre of the wings.
6. With a fine thread sew two straight stitch antennai and work five small blanket stitches down the side of each wing.
7. Leave a gap of about 1/2 inch between the wings - ignore the body - and repeat the butterflies along the length of the seam.