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Great fun with free-motion yarn couching!


My name is Rasmus and I am a collegue of Lena. I am the guest blogger of the week and will be filling in for Lena as she is away this week travelling. Some previous projects of mine can be found below in the blog under “The Wedding Gift!” (Mars 19) and “Vive Moi!” (February 12).

When I first saw the cool HUSQVARNA VIKING® embroidery collection #212 Majestic Cutwork (avaliable on I knew I wanted to make something different with it. At that time I had some boring curtains I had bought at the store, and I decided to try to use this embroidery collection to make myself some new curtains and matching pillows.

As this embroidery is built for having areas cut away where the material behind can shine through I decided to go for black (faux leather) for my curtains and then have a lime green plain curtain behind. The machine first marks up where to cut and after one has done so (watch out so you don’t cut the plastic stabilizer) it puts a satin border above it.

I then made pillows in the same style by using the same embroidery, and other smaller separate pieces from the same collection. Instead of cutting out the intended parts I just hit the “stop” button and let the machine do the work while I busied myself with other things!

While I was quite proud of myself for making these items I got my steam up and decided to make myself some more pillows in the same colors by using the awesome Yarn Couching Feet Set! After setting the machine to free-motion and loading the yarn into the hooks on the backside and into the foot it’s all just great fun. It looks almost like liquid silver (depending on what yarn you choose I guess!) when you sew the yarn to the project in high speed. I made one black pillow with silver yarn and one green with black and silver yarn to go with the curtain and the other pillows

I like the results of my efforts, and I really enjoyed the professional looking result of the embroidery collection and the great fun of free-motion yarn couching!

You should definitely try it out yourself!


PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send Lena an email: (English only).


  1. Rasmus
    Posted 21 September, 2011 at 12:40 | Permalink

    One of my favourite entries… :D

  2. Posted 2 October, 2011 at 05:07 | Permalink

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