Couching Experiment

I told my husband I wanted to try out couching. He said I was already pretty good at it. 🙄

Anyway, I got these couching feet for my long arm a few years ago.

I used some cheap muslin and a batting scrap and quilted a grid for a base.

There are video tutorials on couching and I watched a few before starting. Then I grabbed some cheap acrylic yarn.

Hmmm…..I need practice, but I can see the potential here.

Filling in that cactus took a while. My barrel cactus just looks like a ball of yarn. 😂

This is what the back looks like.

I forgot an apostrophe. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Oh, well. Next I decided to see what would happen after a trip through the wash.

I was worried about distortion, but it seemed to come out okay.

I’ll definitely be playing with this some more soon.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Couching Experiment

  1. Allison Reid says:

    Thanks for sharing your experiment Katy. Really interesting. Got me thinking about crazy patchwork and all the embellishing the Victorians loved to add to those quilts.

  2. Jean says:

    So, it seems to give the impression of chenille. Nice!

  3. Sandi says:

    That’s pretty neat!! It came out nice from the wash. It would look good with chenille too I’ll bet. Hugs,

  4. Doris says:

    Very interesting. Looks great for your first try.

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