The decorative stitches on my machine are awful pretty but rarely used. 99.999% of the time, I stick to functional stitches like straight stitch, zig zag, or blind hem. This color blocked throw pillow puts those decorative stitches to use. Sew4Home has a tutorial showing how to make it. Sew the decorative stitches in contrasting thread so they’re sure to be seen. Go to Sew4Home for the how-to.
[photo from Sew4Home]
By Anne Weaver