I wanted to share a quick and easy tutorial that will give your home decor a daring accent. This Daring Garland project will teach you how to use the satin and heirloom stitch that BERNINA 790 features. During the weekend I prepped this adorable Daring Garland using my latest collection， Dare Fabrics. It is so fun and easy to make， you are going to adore it! For this garland， I added tassels and pearls for decoration， but you can adorn it however you see more fit. Follow the instructions below to have this cutie ready.
Step 1-？Attach？2783 Floss Thread to Flowers and Shapespersonalized christmas gifts
Once all of your pieces are cutpersonalized gifts for women， we will start sandwiching the pieces ？with the 2783 floss thread in the middle.
Start by pressing the back fabric with interfacing (we will start with the 48”； garland)， then get a piece of floss thread measuring 48”； and from top to button measure 3”；. Get？the pressed backing and interfacing， having the interfacing facing up， add the floss thread.
TIP： Due to the interfacing being？double sided fusible， I used a piece of cloth when pressing， that way it wont stick on my pressing board.
Now press the front fabric and we have the first flower attached， repeat this step with the rest of the flowers and geometrical shapes. This is a free project that you can design as you want.
NOTE： For the 48”； and 50”； garland， I made a 3”； separation from each flower or shape； and for the 20”； garland is a 2”； separation. Also for the 50”； garland I used Aurifil #？2530 floss thread.
Step 2-？Adding ？Stitches
For all the geometrical shapes I decided to use the Heirloom Stitch #753. So prep your machine with？BERNINA Open embroidery foot #20C？and Aurifil 2530， and on your BERNINA screen select the search button and enter #753
Begin stitching just around the edges of the geometrical shape as shown on the image below.
In my case， when stitching with？Dare Fabrics？DAR –； 54301 I used？Aurifil thread #2530. Therefore， when using？Dare Fabrics？DAR –； 54305， I stitch with？Aurifil ？thread #2783. This is just my personal taste， you can used whichever thread you prefer.
For some of the small flowers I used stain stitch #407.
In this case， I want to used just one stain stitch， so click on the info button and select just one repeat of the satin stitch.
I used both Aurifil ？thread #2530 and #2783 for the small flowers.
Now for the large flowers lets use sating stitch #414
I used both Aurifil ？thread #2530 and #2783 . Satin stitch in the middle of the flowers to make the illusion of continuity of the garland floss thread.
And voila lovelies! You have completed this super easy and fun garland tutorial!
NOTE： For the button and top decoration， I just randomly added pearls and tassels， but you can add whatever you prefer.
I have a friend Kelly, who is a florist, who taught me years ago that anything is a vase. It opened up a world of decor opportunities to rethink objects & make centerpieces out of them. The same applies to light fixtures. While I’m not in an overly DIY phase right now, sometimes you just can’t find exactly what you’re looking for & you have to create it. You can turn anything into a light fixture. Well, almost.
A couple weeks ago, Chris and I went to see Counting Crows and Rob Thomas. Over the years, we have been to see Counting Crows more times than I can count, but there was something different about this concert. I remember seeing them on my 21st birthday, opting for an intimate concert at a tiny venue over a traditional celebration. The first time I met Chris he was walking across a parking lot on campus and started talking to a mutual friend of ours. We offered him a ride to his car. As he was got into the back seat, he started flipping through my CD’s, which included a collection of Counting Crows albums. He said that’s the moment he knew.
Cut out your stockings. You will need two of the outside fabric and two of the lining fabric for each stocking. I find it’s easiest to do this by folding your fabric in half (right or wrong sides together) and cutting out, that way you have mirror images of your stockings. If you are cutting out the stockings on an electronic cutting machine, make sure you make a copy of the stocking and then mirror it so you have both sides of the stocking.