CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPER USING JANOME CIRCULAR ATTACHMENT
I recently traveled to Ontario to do a series of Master classes and Purple Parties with a number of our Ontario dealers & their customers as well as to attend and work at the Creativ Sewing Festival. While at our Toronto office, I was handed a big envelope addressed to me. Mmmmmm…..what could be inside? I was not expecting anything so was real curious. Imagine my delight when I opened up the package & found this:
The table topper had been sent by Betty Chalker who is a Janome fan in the USA. She previously sent me emails and shared some of the projects she has made with her various Janome machines. This time she pulled out all the stops and decided to send a project to show us what she has been doing with her JANOME CIRCULAR ATTACHMENT . Betty tells me that while making crazy patch circles, she had the idea to use the Janome Circular Attachment to make scallops …….doing part instead of a whole circle. Betty discovered that we can go much larger than a 10 inch circle when we make scallops!
Betty has a 5-5 1/2 inch circle applique (red) in the middle of the table topper. She used the Janome Circular attachment to stitch it down using a wide red satin stitch and a gold metallic thread applique stitch just inside the satin stitch. She also fussy cut some of the holly leaves from the fabric and appliqued those inside the red circle with a narrow zig-zag stitch & gold metallic thread.
She made 2 rows of scallops in 2 different fabrics – both edged neatly with a wide red satin stitch over the cut edges. She used the Circular attachment to do this – I bet she was thrilled with her creativity……..I know I was impressed and I think you will be too when you take a close look at the pics.
She added a layer of cream felt on the back of the topper instead of quilt batting which was a great idea: the table topper is firm & insulated for hot dishes which might be put onto a Christmas table and yet not thick & bulky like they can be with some battings.
The scalloped edge is not bound with a bias strip of fabric – No, Betty used a much easier method: she stitched a wide satin stitch enclosing the raw edges. It was a really neat edge – impressive.
Thank you so much, Betty, for sharing your creativity with us all. Happy Christmas sewing everyone!
Janome offers number of Circular attachments or stitchers – the part # applicable depends on the JANOME sewing machine model you have. Please refer to the link above or below and contact your local Janome dealer for more information. The JANOME CIRCULAR ATTACHMENT attaches to the sewing machine where you remove the bobbin cover.
You might like to also do a search on this janomelife blog for other posts on this topic: Simply type Circular attachment in the search box & up will come all the posts where we covered this topic. For example, we featured the lovely Pinata quilts made by Libby Lehman – all embellished and appliqued using the Circular attachment.