Saturday, June 14, 2014

I haven't posted in awhile and although I have been working on a few projects, I haven't had the chance to get some good outdoor photos.  Meanwhile, here are a couple of odds and ends to show you.

First up is a new sewing for me, that is.  It's a Circle Foot or Flower Stitch Foot, depending on who's selling it.  Basically, it makes a small circle of stitches that can be varied by the type of stitch you choose, the size and width, etc.  It can be very small, resembling an eyelet or much larger.  The foot is attached to your machine like a walking foot with the feed dogs down.  It then takes your fabric and rotates it in a circle, advancing the fabric with each stitch until you have made the full circle.  I've seen some really cute effects with different colors and stitches to make some sweet embroidered looking flowers.

This is my first sample without changing any settings or tensions on my basic zig zag stitch.  It's not perfect, but you get the idea.  I'm looking forward to playing with this foot, maybe making a fabric post card with some flowers on it.  Oh, this is about 7/8" in diameter. 

Next up, some fabric!  I had a certificate that was going to expire soon so I went to my local quilt shop and had my way with it.  Five yards of pretty fabric.  I love this color combo, kind of a red orange along with a spring green.  No plans for this fabric yet.

This little pile of fabric is going to be a table runner.  It was sold as a kit with the directions included.  When I make the runner, I'll post a link to the free tutorial.  More great fabric combinations!

And finally.........
Happy Sewing!


  1. Love the mug! I bought an attachment foot to sew circles, but haven't used it yet. Now I think I need this foot, too! Very cool stitches!

  2. I have never seen a sewing foot like that before. Looks like it will be a lot of fun. The mug is fabulous, I so need one of those to combat my daughters KVCO mug.

  3. I haven't ever seen a foot like that either ! Yes that mug is goes with my little saying...."What I don't know won't bother me ".