I had some fun today. One of my Christmas gifts was the circular embroidery attachment for my Bernina. Sadly, it arrived damaged and we had to jump through some hoops in order to get the guy to take it back (online purchase). Saturday, he finally gave us the OK to return it. So, today we packaged it up and sent it off.

The fun came when I got to pick up a new one from our local Bernina dealer at about the same price my husband had purchased it on eBay. The reason? The attachment of the month was the circular embroidery attachment and it is on sale until the end of the month for 25% off! Yippee for me!

If you look closely you can see that the pattern isn’t quite spaced correctly. Back to the manual to figure out how best to correct that problem.

After racing over to pick it up (it was their last one in stock), we went out for lunch. I then took a much-needed nap.

After awaking I settle in to try it out and boy is it going to be a lot of fun. I can use any of my decorative stitches and it will stitch in a circle ranging from about 3” to 10” around. I played around with a trial piece I had left over and it worked pretty well. The circles are not perfectly centered because the piece was already out of the hoop and the center of the design was not marked. (I didn’t know I was getting the attachment since it was a gift and one of several items on my wish list.) The biggest hurdle I have is to figure out how to make the design end properly. That is going to take some practice and reading the directions in my machine’s manual a few more times, but I’ll figure it out, as it is really fun to do.

Almost all machines have an attachment that does this kind of sewing. You might want to look into it if you think you’d have a use for it. One caution, make sure you get the attachment for your machine. Each manufacturer has a different design and even some machines within a line will take a different attachment. Don’t try to buy a generic one as it most likely will not work.

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