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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Adding Sequins

Sometimes I add sequins to provide extra sparkle or texture to a quilt. I added some sequins to my "extreme texture" piece. You can see that here.

A seed bead is used to "anchor" the sequin to the cloth. First, place your sequin in the desired location on your fabric. Bring your needle up through the hole in the sequin, take your needle through your seed bead, and then back down through the hole in the sequin.
Give this a try either on a sample piece or on a quilt that needs that little something extra. Tomorrow I'll show you stacked beads and give you some information on another giveaway.


  1. I love the illustrations. Very easy to understand

  2. Thank you! I've always just stitched through the sequin - this looks a much better method!

  3. Your instructions are so clear! Better than I have seen in books.

  4. I also just stitched through the sequin. Thanks for these clear instructons again!

  5. Agree with the above comments, great illustrations.
    Nancy B.

  6. Sequins are way cool on quilts, I am surprised by the many varied forms of sequins on the market. Beads are a wonderful addiction, they're usually so small you don't become overwhelmed even if you have thousands! =0)


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