Zentangle quilting = filling odd shaped spaces with repetitive patterns using machine stitches and thread. … Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists takes the concepts, theory and method of Zentangle and transfer them into quilting patterns and projects.
What is tangle quilting?
It’s a style of drawing repetitive patterns in simple structures, creating beautiful, original pieces of art. By chance, I stumbled upon Tangle Stitches, For Quilters and Fabric Artists (affiliate link) by Jane Monk at my local library.
Why is my thread getting tangled?
If your sewing machine thread is not properly threaded, the bobbin thread won’t be pulled up into the fabric the way it needs to be. Occasionally the upper thread can catch on a moving part or get stuck, which impedes the easy flow of thread through the needle, creating a tangle.
What’s a lazy daisy stitch?
Lazy Daisy stitch is nothing more than a simple loop arranged in groups to create flowers, combined in a line to make Chain Stitch, or worked individually to create leaves. There are also a number of variations for taking this simple stitch to the next level. Let’s start this lesson by making a simple flower.
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
Why is my thread bunching underneath?
Your Thread Tension Is Too Tight
Sewing machine manufacturers suggest that you don’t mess with your bobbin thread tension too much, but you should adjust your upper thread tension if you keep getting bunched up thread underneath your fabric. If your tension is too tight, it can pull your thread and break it.
What are you going to do if the thread gets twisted while stitching?
If you notice that your thread started twisting on itself, you can glide your needle along the thread all the way to the ground fabric. And glide it back to the fingers. And then back to the ground fabric.