Monday, March 11, 2013

Liberty of London pincushion and Bernina attachment praise!

Do you have one of these gray things on your machine and wonder WTH is THAT and why does it POP off all the time?





Jump back to last week, before the snow. I was thinking I wanted to do more practice with free motion quilting and challenge myself to more designs, get more comfortable with the feel and do a real quilt.  I asked some of my quilty friends ( I love them) and Teri Lucas suggested a presser foot that I do not have.  I popped into my local quilt shop Quilt and Sew and talked to Kiki and she showed me what they had available. They did not have the foot I was searching for but they did order it!!!  The other suggestion was this attachment made for the Bernina.  I already have two sets of glasses and was skeptical that this would make a difference, I was WRONG!





That thing is the cover is for this attachment!

The set comes with three different magnification lenses, an adapter and the big gray circle is for hand held use.

It helps SO MUCH!



I have a very very very small stash of Liberty of London charms. I bought some a couple of years ago and then Katy from The Littlest Thistle sent me a bag that she made for me with some more inside last year , AWESOME GIFT! 


I wanted to try the new attachment out and decided to make a super cute small New York Beauty pincushion for someone special. This was the perfect way to practice since I needed to use 1/8 in seams on this tiny beauty.  Here is how much clearer it made sewing for me!



I think it turned out PERFECT! 





 The back is not so perfect but that is because I needed to stuff it a little bit more. I did the paper piecing with Aurifil 50wt and the topstitching with a beautiful 28wt. All the Liberty of London are the yummy lawn fabrics.  I did add a some Pellon Shape -Flex to the back of the top for lots of pin use without damaging the lawn. Shape flex is so light that the feel of the fabric that you are fusing it to remains the same but is gives it some OOMPH!  I will say it again...I LOVE me some MAGIC IN THE MIDDLE!!!!!

I am very happy with my purchase, I love my Bernina!  I hope that my friend will enjoy her pincushion and I look forward to getting my new foot and exploring into the world of free motion quilting with a dhm.

14 comments:

Lia*s Handmades said...

That pincushion is so cute! And the magnifier is an awesome invention.

Canadian Abroad said...

How sad is it that I am going to get up from my computer as soon as I reply to see if my Bernina has that little grey bit too?! Love that attachment. I find I am leaning in closer and closer to see detailed quilting more clearly. Oh for the eyes I used to have.

barbara woods said...

look wonderful to me . i am going to get a walking foot . soon as i find out if it has to be by the same maker as your machine

Amanda K said...

Adorable pincushion.
AmandaK@whatthebobbin

Poppyprint said...

That pin cushion is a beauty! I don't have a Bernina any more, but when I did I always wondered what that grey plastic cover was busy protecting.

Kathy P said...

Gorgeous pin cushion! Such perfect tiny piecing! Your friend will love it, I'm sure.

PersimonDreams said...

so cute! I decided my MIL needs a collection of pincushions so I also started one for myself :) You can never have too many...I should also be starting a collection of seam rippers...I can never seam to find mine...

Elsa said...

Love the pincushion ~ it really is sweet!

Patricia Paquette said...

Huh. My Bernina doesn't have that gray piece... but that magnifying attachment sure does look awesome! I may have to check it out!

Lubna Bazzy said...

How cute is that!! Wonderful work!!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks so cute! Would you laugh if I said I was reading it and wondering where you'd got the Liberty from? *ahem*

Angela @ Cottage Magpie said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I have ALWAYS wondered what that thing is!!! I can't tell you how excited I was to read this. I had to call my family in to show them. We've all wondered. Funny, huh? Thank you!!

~Angela~

terificreations said...

Oooh That's cool.
There are a couple of quilters that use the magnifier for machine quilting it really helps for the very close machine quilting.
thankfully I now have bi-focals for this. I can't wait to see what you do with the new quilting foot.

Teri

Sue Cubberley said...

So what foot was recommended for free motion quilting?

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