Machine Stitch Sampler
I finally did it! I made a sampler of ALL the stitches my Brother SQ-9000 cand do, it took a good bit of time, but it’s going to be very useful!
I’d seen pretty samplers in embroidery hoops but my machine has 79 stitches so that wasn’t going to work.
So I did it a little less pretty but a lot more functional.
First I cut 3” wide strips of white cotton, then starched them and backed them with medium weight stabilizer.
Then using a disappearing ink pen I used my grid ruler to make lines 3/4” apart, this width worked out really well, they aren’t too close, but aren’t so far that it gets huge, plus I can ‘fold back’ the other stitches to see the one I’m considering alone.
The I stitched and stitched and stitched. It worked out that each row was 25 for easy counting.
Then I pressed them and added strips of pink in between so it’s a little easier on the eyes, and it makes it easy to look at a row a time. I did not add a backing since sometimes seeing what the back of a stitch looks like is helpful.
Sadly this means you need to snip your threads. All 158 of them.
If you haven’t made a sampler for your machine I highly recommend it, the stitch diagrams simply don’t due the designs justice!
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