What a quilter does with thread she just can't throw away.
I started this project with some wash away embroidery stabilizer.
The first thing I did was to take the Aquamesh and pin it to my Longarm frame.
Then I made a stabilizing grid of thread.
This is the first time long arm quilting anything where I have been able to
watch the bottom of my machine while I'm stitching the thread down
I made a crosshatching grid of thread in order to hold the bottom layer of the scarf together.
Then I took a whole bunch of loose thread that was left over from the last two years of quilting. These threads are the excess trimmed threads that come from long arm quilting. I took all this thread and laid it on the grid I created.
Then I took another layer of Aquamesh and laid it on top of it.
I then quilted another grid through all the layers.
Then I pulled off my red snappers and removed it from the frame.
Here is what it looked like after I quilted it not quite a scarf yet.
Then it was time to stretch it out and trim off the excess Aquamesh to be used in other projects.
I then took my project to the kitchen sink and proceeded to rinse it in warm water.
It's pretty amazing all the Aquamesh just washes away.
Basically it was like washing the fabric of the quilt away and all I'm left with is thread.
After quite a while of washing all the sticky gooey Aquamesh away I had my scarf made entirely of thread.
Then it was time to go to the drying rack overnight.
The next morning it was dry and ready to wear.
Now that I have it on my outfit is complete.
This scarf looks great with my earrings my husband Pete made me.
They are upcycled from the control dials off of an old
Viking 6460 sewing machine.
Colorful on one side and silver on the other.
On extra note, if the scarf feels stiff the after drying hand wash it again and let it dry and that should take care of any issues. But it should be very soft and comfy to wear.