Stabilizers: 1 yd. of Totally Stable Iron-on
1/4 yd. Sticky Self-Adhesive and 1/2 yd. of Super Solvy or Tear-Easy
Sulky Puffy Foam 3 - 6" x 9" sheets of 2mm Tan or Black
Sulky 30 wt. Rayon Thread:
For Branch: 1057 Dk. Tawny Tan or Black 1005
For Bird #11 on back of shirt - I substituted:
Color #1 White - 1001 - Bright White
Color #2 Yellow - 1055 - Tawny Tan
Color #3 Gold - 1126 - Tan
Color #4 - By Passed - No Branch
Color #5 Gray - 1057 - Dk. Tawny Tan
Color #6 Black - 1005 - Black
Memory Craft 9000 Sewing/Embroidery Machine.
A new Top Stitching or
Embroidery Size 14/90
Memory Card #116 Bird Designs, Bird #11.
Ready-made Denim Shirt with flat back.
Fat Quarters of a Black, Red and Tan Fabric for Birdhouse Applique - I used M&M Mumms the Word Fabrics.
Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive or substitute 1 yd. Dbl. Sided Steam-A-Seam Fusible Web.
Fine-Line, Permanent-Ink Marker.
Applique and Branch Design found on pull-out pattern sheet in the back of this book.
Press 2 layers of Totally Stable onto the wrong side of the shirt over the entire area where any stitching will be done.
With a fine-line, permanent-ink marker, trace Branch design onto Super Solvy or Tear-Easy Stabilizer. Lightly spray one side of the Puffy Foam with KK 2000 and hand press traced stabilizer pattern onto it in pieces as indicated on the pattern. Lightly spray the
other side of the Puffy Foam to make it stay in place on the shirt while stitching each section of the branch.
Set your machine for a close satin stitch (width - 6.0, length 1.5). Place an open-toe applique foot or other channelled foot on the machine. Reduce foot pressure. Satin stitch according to the width indicated on the pattern. As branches taper, reduce your width
setting accordingly. You may need to help feed the fabric with the foam under the foot. Pull away the perforated foam once the entire piece is stitched. Repeat stitching at a little wider width to cover the edges of foam that may still be showing.
Adhere 2 layers of Sulky Sticky under the embroidery hoop. Secure the hoop in the cloth setter. Position the shirt over the hoop so the bird will rest on the lower branch. Smooth the shirt down onto the Sticky. Embroider using recommended Sulky 30 wt. Thread Colors.
Once embroidery is completed, remove the shirt from the hoop and the Sticky. Leave Totally Stable behind the area to be appliqued. Prepare applique pieces by either tracing designs and applying double-sided fusible web, then cutting them out, or by cutting out
pieces, then applying KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive to the wrong side of the fabrics. Position on shirt as photo indicates. Blanket stitch by machine using Sulky 30 wt. Rayon Thread. Once all stitching is completed, carefully remove Totally Stable one layer at a time. Repeat techniques using
Bird # 11 on the front yoke, if desired.