Show 1001 – Perfect Piping
Host Martha Pullen shows that it ís easy to add piping as a special touch to garments and home decorating projects. Also shown are a double piped doll dress, a silk ribbon chain stitch rose shown on a doll bed ensemble, an antique technique of tiny puffing, and a tape measure pincushion. Vintage clothing is also included.
Show 1002 – Shadow Trapunto
Shadow trapunto is a creative way add color and texture to your projects. Projects include constructing a shadow trapunto sailboat pillow, creating an elegant switch cover, and embellishing the Linen and Lace quilt. A look at antique clothing is also featured.
Show 1003 – Faggoting by Machine
See how easy it is to create faggoting using a hemstitch fork. This interesting technique is shown on elegant dresses, collars, and home decorating projects. Also shown are doorknob delights and the New Zealand blouse embellished with entredeux and tatting laces. Vintage clothing is also featured. Guest: Alix Graham Michel and Connie Palmer.
Show 1004 – Shaped Pintucks
Using a double needle to produce shaped pintucks is an easy way to decorate heirloom projects. Martha shows simple techniques on turning corners and creating curves using a double needle. Other projects include a doll dress using shaped pintucks, an antique technique of double needlework with faggoting, and a silk ribbon side stitch to embellish a doll bed. Antique clothing is also featured.
Show 1005 – Place Mat Projects
Place mats can be used to develop attractive and useful gifts. Martha Pullen shows a make-up organizer, notion nook, time-to-go bag, a travel tote, and a bedside caddy, all designed from placemats. The silk ribbon embellished doll bed is also shown with the focus on straight stitch roses.
Show 1006 – Lacework
Lacework is used to decorate delightful pillows and garments. Reverse appliqué is used to create a perfect pillow for a bedroom or baby’s room. A doll bed with the focus on silk ribbon stitches of stems and branches is shown. The New Zealand blouse, which features a “shadow effect” created with floral fabric and lace shaping, is also shown. Guest: Kelly Latreille.
Show 1007 – Baby Gifts
Sewing for Baby is always a favorite; gift bags, booties, and a handkerchief bonnet are a few of the projects created. A ribbon embellished frame is quick, quick, quick for those last minute gifts. Martha Pullen demonstrates an easy pouf pillow for baby or mommy. The New Zealand ladybird (ladybug) is the featured silk ribbon stitch. Vintage clothing is also included.
Show 1008 – Lace Shaping with Beading
Martha Pullen shows some elegant ideas and techniques using lace beading as the “embellishment tool.” Lace scallops of beading and ribbon are used to garnish a table runner. The New Zealand blouse is shown with silk ribbon and lace. The doll quilt is finished and constructed on this show. Antique clothing is also featured.
Show 1009 – Shadow Smocking
Shadow smocking is an easy way to add design and color to your projects. A pillow of shadow smocked borders is charming and easy to construct. Also shown is a lapel pillow and a doll dress embellished with scallops. Antique clothing is included.
Show 1010 – Three Dimensional Appliqué
Creating a three dimensional effect with puffy foam is an interesting and imaginative technique. This technique is used to decorate a charming treasure box. Martha Pullen creates two a quilt squares of lace and embroidery for the Linen and Lace quilt. Vintage clothing is also featured.
Show 1011 – Easy Madeira Appliqué
Madeira appliqué is one of the most popular techniques in heirloom sewing. Anyone can create lovely projects using the simple method of Madeira appliqué. Placemats and napkins are quick and elegant when embellished with Madeira appliqué. Also shown are two squares of the Linen and Lace quilt, and of course vintage clothing is included. Guest: Sheryl Capps.
Show 1012 – Drawn-Work by Machine
This program introduces drawn work by machine, shown here on garments and home decorating projects. Drawn-work is also featured on an elegant table runner. Other projects presented include necessary notions keeper, and the New Zealand blouse decorated with mitered laces. Vintage clothing is included. Guest: Chris Tryon.
Show 1013 – Quilt Construction and More
The final square is completed for the Linen and Lace quilt, and the step by step construction sequence is shown. Other projects include a fan pillow, sewing room bookends, and a doll dress featuring bias accents. Antique clothing is featured.