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You spin me right round baby, right round - Bernina Circular Embroidery Attachment #83

You learnt about the #20 foot last week

Here is an interesting way to do your decorative stitches.

May I suggest you start with smaller pieces that we stabilised with tearaway.

I ask this because if the fabric or block hits the inside arm of the machine it can stop the rotation. You will not form a circle as a result. The start and stop will not meet.

If the fabric is not stabilised the stitches can collapse in the stitch plate. This may also cause the stitches not to form correctly. It may also mean your start and stop of your circle do not meet.

You need to let the tool rotate the fabric. You can not put too much pressure on the fabric otherwise you will stop the feed / rotation.

I would suggest you start with a simple forward motion stitch such as a standard straight stitch or zig zag. This lets you get the feel of the attachment.

If you have a look at the video the triple straight stitch has a forward and backwards motion. If you watch carefully you can see the fabric slightly buckle as a result. This can cause a distortion of the circle.

If you look at the second stitch it is a forwards motion only stitch. The buckling is not present in this situation.

Feeling brave?

Give it a go :)

Bye for now


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