another 'how I do'



Here is how I make buttonhole wheels. This is the best way I have found to get consistent shape and size to buttonhole wheels. I have a good eye for distance etc..but not with these, I spend all night frogging...rippit rippit rippit

12 comments:

May Britt said...

What a great idea. I too struggle getting this buttonhole wheels perfect. I think I have to try it this evening.

Susan said...

Oh, that's interesting! That's the one stitch I usually can do in almost any configuration. I guess each of us has some bug-bear stitch! Actually, I have quite a few, just not that one. =)

Debbie R. said...

That's a great idea and no marking! :-)

One Crabapple said...

ohp! how wonderful is this !! Thank you for this .. I just stopped in and here was this great piece of how to. Thank you thank you thank you !!! I love them ! can't wait to try !

love, S.

katiejayinpa said...

Excellent! I would not have thought of doing it this way. Sometimes i do it the oppposite....cut the template for the whole seam out of freezer paper and iron it on.....but this is way way easier!
ktj

Becky said...

Wow! What a great idea! I never would have thought of that, or worse, I would have made it so difficult I would have given up, lol. Thanks for the tip.

Sarah said...

Well for heaven's sake! It took me a bit to get it, but my gracious what a cool idea! This stitch is one of two that gives me nightmares...I've got to sit down right now and try t! Thanks bunches!!

Rissa said...

I was just reading a book about how women would use coins to mark their fabric. This is a very clever variation!

MargaretR said...

A very clever idea Jo. i have found mine getting slightly larger all the time, until the last wheel is really big.
thank you for sharing.

Helen said...

Thanks for that Jo. There's usually a much simpler way of doing things. You could even mark the spacing of the stitches around the half-circle and then just mark them on the fabric with small dots from a water soluble marker.

Anita said...

I just discovered your tutorials, thanks a lot! I'll try your buttonwhole wheele soon!

Andrea said...

This is flat out brilliant. I'm new to cq and my embroidery skills are - well - they are developing. I love tips like this.