Piecing in the Hoop is an innovative way to make quilt blocks with an embroidery machine. This technique is precise, fast and lots of fun for all skill levels. All you have to do is add fabric and flip because the embroidery machine does all the sewing for you. Your resulting block will be nearly perfect every time!
This project combines piecing a block, as well as appliquéing a rooster design—all using your embroidery machine! After piecing the log cabin block, you'll add sashing, cornerstones and borders, then you'll add a new dimension by appliquéing the rooster to a corner. With these techniques, you can make full-sized quilts, lap quilts or wall hangings.
The following project and design files were excerpted from the book Piece in the Hoop—if you liked this project, check out the others!
ART * DST * EMD * EXP * HUS * JEF * PES * VP3 * XXX
The designs require a 5" × 7" machine embroidery hoop, or larger. Your machine must turn into a regular sewing machine for straight stitching. If it doesn't have this capability, you will need a regular sewing machine to complete the project.