by Susan Barlow | November 8, 2017

Comments: 11

Finishing is so important so we take  this very seriously at Quail Run Needlework.  Each ornament is reviewed carefully , then ample time is spent selecting just the right fabrics and embellishments. If we don't have just the right materials, that means a shopping trip to our local fabric/hobby shops for just the right materials. We like to add just the right little touch to your stitched piece. We are careful to review all your special requests and fit them into the finished designs. Here are some great examples .

This lovely cabin ornament needed just the right colors and embellishment. The blue denim bow and little carved owl along with the twisted trim were just the right additions to the great stitching. 

This customer prefers a ring instead of a twisted loop or hook . The little little paw print charm was added as that final special touch. She loves her Scotties!

 Plaid is a must for this customer so we always  incorporate this into her finishing . Here we used a plaid bow that works great .

We are often asked to add embroidery on the back - a date, name or intials. We have a deluxe
Viking Husqvarna embroidery machine in our workroom  to accomodate all these special embroidery requests.

Making sure the fabric compliments the design is so important. Here we used a pattern similar to the scattered sequins on the front and placed a bright red star at an angle for that added little touch .
We want the ornaments to look as good from the back as the front.

Easel back stand ups are a popular request. We have several ways of doing these , depending on the size of the  design.  These are great as they fold flat for easy storage once the holiday season is over.

Each holiday season, I stitch one large piece to add to my store's models. This wreath was this season's project. It is proudly displayed above our class display table.  You must come see if for yourself!

We know how hard you work on  your canvases and the costs involved in each project.
Finishing can enhance a stitched canvas but can also ruin the look.
We want to make sure our finishing is just right for you!
The next blog will highlight our pillow finishing so watch for this .

Here is the link for the wreath sections-


Susan....absolutely lovely will try and get by to take a peek at the wreath.... Judi

Judi Wolfswinkel - November 9, 2017

Hi Susan, The wreath is beautiful and unique. I love all the finishing you have done with my projects. Each one is unique and totally appropriate. Thanks so much, Barbara

Barbara Plummer - November 9, 2017

Thanks and look forward to your visit Judi. Thanks also, Barbara. We are so glad you like your finsihed projects. It is a pleasure to work with you!

Susan - November 9, 2017

Hi Susan! Lovely wreath! Reminds me of the ornaments I did! Happy Holidays - see you this winter.

martha mayers - November 9, 2017

Oh my Susan...The work of your and others always amazes me and puts my to shame. I promise to try and be more clever. Everything is so beautiful. I will be by soon. Cheers... Cynthia

Cynthia Perin - November 9, 2017

I love everything you do. These are beautiful and I look forward to getting back to AZ just to stitch.

Joan Heinle - November 10, 2017

Your finishing inspires!!

Gail Milligan - November 10, 2017

Your shop finishing is the best....and your service is over the top!

Snookie Arolla - November 11, 2017

Thanks to all of you are you are all just the best ! I greatly appreciated you all.

Susan - November 11, 2017

Susan - love this wreath. All my projects that you finish for me are unique and beautiful!

Rosanne Fleming - November 11, 2017

Thank you so much for and featuring my wreath design, I would really appreciate it if you would put my and my companie’s name as the designer on your blog. Linda Kerekes, L’Esprit de France Needlepoint. Thank you so much, Linda

Linda Kerekes required) - November 12, 2017

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