Incorporating counted stitchery (like cross stitch) into quilted projects is not a new concept.
This course is about a new technique to add borders--quilt fabric AND counted stitchery--around a stitched center. The technique is extremely accurate and has endless design potential. I find it very exciting, and quite unique, if a bit fussy!
I named the new technique "Stitchery Crossover."
Mia Rosa is a pre-requisite class to teach you how to incorporate this hand work technique in your next stitchery/quilty projects. More Stitchery Crossover courses are in the works. Learn the basics here, so you can be ready for more exciting projects to come!
The course breaks into seven distinct sections
- Overview. Background information, and terminology you may encounter throughout the course.
- Getting Started. Preparatory information and a review of kit materials.
- Mia Rosa Blackwork. Mia Rosa, our initial project combines both Blackwork and Cross Stitch. You'll find tips for the project geared for 'newbies' and experienced Blackwork stitchers.
- Mia Rosa Cross Stitch. Some tips and suggestions for those who might be new to counted cross stitch as well as techniques for experienced Cross Stitchers.
- Mia Rosa Crossover. This is the true heart of the Mia Rose course. We'll cover the method used to add multiple borders to your stitched project.
- Finish It. The course includes basic steps to make a quilted wall-hanging or a pillow. Some quilting and sewing skills are assumed.
- Beyond Mia Rosa. So, now that you know how to do this cool technique, where can you use it. What's next?
The course is self-directed. Once you complete each module, a new lesson will become available. I strongly recommend that you complete the activity in each section before moving on to the next section. If something isn't clear, please stop and email me any questions.
What's not included in the Mia Rosa course
The Stitchery Crossover technique has tons of variables. This course focuses on technique, with a goal to make a small 'crossed-over' quilt block. The Mia Rosa chart was designed exclusively for this course and technique. Once you master the Stitchery Crossover technique on Mia Rosa, the potential to add the Stitchery Crossover technique to other projects is endless.
We'll finish the block into a small wall-hanging in the course and discuss other options for finishing.
The course will explore, Blackwork, Cross Stitch, Stitchery Crossover (which is based on the back-basting hand applique technique), and basic quilt-making.
Who's Stitching with Us?
Some folks may already have experience with Blackwork and Cross Stitch, but no quilting. Others may be expert quilters, but are new to stitchery. As a result, I'll review basic tips for each technique, including Blackwork, Cross Stitch, and quilting.
Please note, this course is not intended to be a comprehensive study of Cross Stitch, Blackwork and/or Quilting.
More Photos than Video
The step-by-step instructions that follow will consist mostly of detailed photographs, graphics, text, and some short video.
A brief outline of each section is included in a downloadable pdf document. CLICK HERE to download the Working Outline.
Upon completion of this course, you will make quilt block that combine the Mia Rosa Stitchery chart with two appliqued quilt borders, your first Stitchery Crossover block!