I have been doing this small project for a few days now, a little at a time, during my way to office, in the late evening after work... finally this morning, I finished the last bit of the kitties.
I wanted to learn applique quilting, even though I have not even done quilting before. So, I bought this kitty applique coin purse kit online as I thought it will give me all the instructions I need. My expectation was wrong. It was not really for beginner like me who has never done one before. Luckily the stitch names are there in the brief instructions provided, so I could ask my good friend, Mr Google what they are :). I went searching and found tutorials for the stitches I need:
1) Needle Turn Applique Stitch - To sew the applique to the background without showing the stitch
There is an easier way of doing this if the applique is large. Sew the outline with wide stitch and then pull the thread so that the seam gathered underneath and sew it the same way as above. I have only read the instructions but haven't tried it:
Another tutorial: http://www.360doc.com/content/10/0929/09/69678_57231974.shtml
2) Fly Stitch for the nose & mouth
3) Outline Stitch - for the leg & moustachehttp://stitchschool.blogspot.com/2009/12/stitch-school-stem-and-outline-stitch.html
Here is a handy stitch dictionary I found:http://inaminuteago.com/stitchindex.html
Thanks to the link owners for sharing the information, otherwise I won't be able to complete the kitties.
Bye now and have a wonderful weekend.http://www.360doc.com/content/10/0929/09/69678_57231974.shtml