In the class we learned how to create a small quilted and zippered in-the-hoop bag where we “built” all the parts of the bag using the features within IQ. First we built our appliqued tree by learning to use the shapes and sizing the triangle to create our tree.Next we learned how to create our embroidered package
using the scanning feature of the machine where you can use line art to turn an image into an embroidery with either a fill design, a satin stitch design or a straight stitch. This was very exciting as Elizabeth intends to turn some of our thermofax screen designs into embroidery patterns. The idea of combining the screen printing and embroidery to make fabric with more depth is also a goal. Combining repeats of decorative stitches and saving them to the machine’s memory was the goal of the zipper application.
We then learned how to use the built in stippling design to make a quilted backing
and how to create the shapes to use for placement and to put all the pieces in order for the bag to sew out correctly.
It was a very fun class and now she has the confidence to really delve into the fantastic things this sewing machine can help accomplish.