However, I have an affliction I call FastFinishItist that often results in hand done not getting done...sometimes for years!
Lucky for me I have sewing machines that accommodate my pedal to the metal need for speed. Especially now, when I am dashing through my 'Stashes' getting ready for September First Saturday Booth.
*Cut-A-Way Stablizer...place on back of sashing strip (same size as strip to eliminate seam bulk.
*Embroidery Thread...use a rayon embroidery thread. It has a pretty shine and stitches evenly.
*Tension...reduce your TOP tension. I go from 5 to 4. This allows your bobbin to pull the embroidery thread to the back and eliminates the dot on top.
I'm getting ready to machine quilt this table topper which has four blocks machine embroidered in a hoop. Now this embroidery really is a FastFinishItis Fix. It has three color changes and well over 1000 stitches and takes about 10 minutes to stitch out. I'll be back with more of this small quilt tomorrow. Yep, I plan to have it finished by then.
Hooray for 21st Century Sewing Technology!