The magic of a light table

The luminous tablet, or light table, is the new ‘must’ in sewing! You are a fan of sewing, quilting and embroidery and are concerned about finding the best tools to excel in your passion, so a Daylight Wafer light table will bring you the precise results you’re looking for.

Wafer Light table from Daylight distributed by Janome Canada

At first, I did not see the usefulness of a light table as a sewing tool, but by testing it, I found that it had become essential for me for several applications. Here are some of them:

  1. To trace lines of a particular size of a multi-scale pattern:
Easily trace the right pattern size of a multi-scale pattern

2. To easily transfer marks from the pattern; darts, notches, dots, etc. directly on the fabric:

Shine the light table under the fabric to transfer markings directly on the fabric, even dark fabric
Transfer pattern dots and notches directly on light and even dark fabric

3. Mirror image an applique for the opposite side:

Picture courtesy of Sew4Home

4. To choose the right thread colours coordinated to the fabric:

The clarity of the light of the tablet is of great help for seeing the true colour

5. To assemble the embroidery template or PDF pattern:

Alignment lines of embroidery templates and PDF patterns are easily lined up using the light table

6. To audition several templates of embroidery patterns or quilting designs:

Viewing the effect before embroidering or quilting

7. For paper piecing:

Improves visibility of tracing and cutting (picture courtesy of Sew4Home)
Paper piecing

There is even a transparent and very good quality 11″ x 17″ cutting mat available separately to be placed directly on the light table in order to cut fabric and templates without marking.

Optional Cutting Mat #U35033 (image may be different)

8. Specific cut of a fabric pattern: (fussy cutting)

Ideal for isolating a pattern to be cut with the rotary cutter directly on the cutting mat placed on the Daylight light table while observing the grainline of the fabric
Fussy cut photo courtesy Sew4Home

9. To finger-press open the seam allowances directly on the cutting mat or the light table:

Supports the pressure of a finger or small tool (NO HOT IRON) to open the seams, while the light helps detect any folds or creases in the fabric

10. For optimal lightning in the bed/throat space of your sewing machine:

Simply place the light table behind the machine to shine more light where you need it

There are three sizes of Daylight Wafer Light Tables offered by Janome Canada:

12.5 x 9.5 ” item # U35040

17 x 12.6 » item #U35030

23.6 x 18 » item #U35020

Each has some very useful features:

  • Lightweight and portable, thickness of 0.8 cm / 0.3″
  • Very low temperature, LED lighting
  • Uniform brightness, reflects true colors
  • Has a built-in rule
  • Ideal for sewing, quilting, embroidery, cutting, handicrafts, DIY…
  • Variable intensity with memory function

This purchase should be seen as a long-term investment, because this tool is destined to last!!!

Visit your local Janome dealer to test and purchase this light table imported by Janome Canada!!!

Light table & optional cutting mat distributed by Janome Canada

About Céline Ross

À cause des imprévus de la vie, j'ai changé de carrière très tôt dans ma jeune vie d'adulte. Toute mon éducation scolaire, du primaire au secondaire et jusqu'au professionnel, m'a été enseignée par les religieuses CND qui étaient... très exigeantes. Ces professeurs m'ont inculqué le goût de bien apprendre, l'appréciation du travail bien fait et l'envie de toujours me perfectionner. Je n'aurais jamais osé ouvrir mon École de couture sans cette formation ni cette certification. Lorsque je deviens revendeur autorisé Janome en avril 1982, la compagnie poursuit ma formation côté machine à coudre et je deviens Éducatrice. Mon travail est varié; je donne des formations aux marchands Janome pour l'Est du Canada et d'ailleurs. Je participe à des Salons, à Janome Institute, je publie un cyber bulletin, j'ai fondé un 'Club de broderie' à Montréal en 1994 et, depuis l'année dernière, chez d'autres marchands. Je confectionne des échantillons avec les nouveaux produits que Janome ne cesse de développer. Et, depuis aujourd'hui, je blogue ! Après toutes ces années dans ce domaine, je garde toujours le même enthousiasme à apprendre et à transmettre mes connaissances. Janome est à la fine pointe de la technologie moderne et ne cesse de me faire progresser.
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