As a New Years present, all members (even free registered members) of The Quilt Show can see Show 402 with Sue Nickels through January 1.
I watched it today. In one segment Ricky Tims demostrates embellishing a quilt top with decorative machine stitches. I started thinking about adding some to the butterflies quilt top. Sue Nickels said she uses starch as a stabilizer when adding decorative stitches to background fabric so I could try that as well instead of a tear-away.
If you are registered, I hope before the end of December you will check out the free shows on The Quilt Show.