The last set of book titles! Yay! Tom’s Diary and the basilisk fang are a single embroidery file. To use the book file:
Heavily starch the book fabric. Hoop the background fabric with your favorite stabilizer. Sew the book guild line. Place the book fabric right side down and run the sewing stitch through both layers.
Flip the fabric on the seam and press it:
Finish sewing the file
Cut away the book fabric roughly 1/8 – 3/8 of an inch from the stitch line exposing the background fabric.
Fray the open edges. In this photo the fray is blue. I did tint it with a sharpie to make it an ink black finish.
I had intended to paint on some texture and lines for the fang, but decided that maybe it just didn’t need it. If I had used that kind of detail in other parts of the quilt – maybe so. If you add texture or thread details to yours, I’d love to see it! Tales of Beedle the Bard and Broken Balls are fairly straight forward multi-hoop stitch outs using alignment lines. I really didn’t know how old Beedle was going to stitch out and was pleasantly surprised when it was fairly easy with no thread breaking or shredding.
The Embroidery Files
Want to make some of your own? Here are the files in .pes, .vp3, and .jef. They all stitched out nicely for me so I don’t think you’ll have any issues with them. Let me know if you do, I’ll try to help.
Check out the TBZ’s Harry Potter Quilt index. It is full of links including a link to the original project and patterns as well as links to any of TheBoredZombie.com’s related posts and other custom blocks complete with downloadable embroidery patterns or applique templates. You can also see more about my machine and software in this post and take a look at my design process in this post.
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