Where to Embroidery Next: Home, Sweet Home Stitch-Along #6

stitchafter3As you stitch your Home, Sweet Home quilt, you ask, “Laura, why don’t we use an embroidery hoop on the fabric?”

Here’s why: A hoop stretches and frays fused fabric shapes. And we rely on the batting to provide stability for you to get a grip on the quilt as you stitch.

Thus the term “get a grip!”

(Note that directions are first given here on the Artfabrik blog and then added to the Home, Sweet Home Tutorial page as we go.)

Step #16


  • Stitch French Knots around the outside edges of the roof. Use a size 12 thread (like Butter) and a size 5 or 7 embroidery needle. 
  • Stitch Lazy Daisy Stitches around the dot on the house. Use a size 12 thread (like Oranges).
  • Stitch a straight stitch inside each loop of the Lazy Daisies. Use a size 12 thread (like Lettuce).

Step #17


Step #18


  • Stitch Fly Stitches across the pinked edge of the grass and Stem Stitches down each side of the grass. Use a size 12 thread (like Lettuce).
  • Stitch 3 straight stitches vertically at the base of each flower and stitch Chain Stitches from the base of the flowers to the leaves to make stems. Use that same color of thread. 

Step #19


  • Stitch Stem Stitches down each edge of each flower and stitch Blanket Stitches across the top of the flowers. Use a size 12 thread (like Butter). 
  • Stitch French Knots across the top of each flower using that same color of thread.  
  • Stitch Fern Stitches down each leaf from the tip to the base. Use a size 12 thread (like Lettuce).

Step #20