Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fusion Blanket Part II


Remember this little fusion blanket I've been working on? Well, it is time for the next step.


I left off with these plain blocks in my first post. The next step is to do a blanket stitch around the edge of each block. Don't know how to do a blanket stitch? No problem. 




First, insert your needle in between the two different fabrics at the seam and pull the thread through near the top stitch.


Here is a view from the top so you can see where to insert the needle. This way, the knot is hidden.


Next, push your needle from back to front about a centimeter away from your first stitch.


Make sure to keep your thread on the right side of your new stitch, creating a loop. Pull until just tight.


Repeat!



It should begin to look like this.


After a while you will get a nice little pile of blocks ready to be crocheted.



At this point I decided to lay my blocks out to get an idea of how they all look together before the yarn is added.  I hope this is easy enough to understand. I do apologize for the poor photo quality but, my camera phone was not made for close ups. If you have any questions feel free to ask me or youtube "blanket stitch" for some videos. Good luck!

3 comments:

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  2. Great job, Amanda! My wife will absolutely love this post. Keep up the good work.

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  3. WOW Amanda! it will look beautiful once it's all done. i can't wait to see it! you truly are so talented :)

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