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April Showers

April Showers Table Topper

Instructor: Pam Churches

Date: Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Required embroidery CD: April Showers by Janine Babich

Create a three-part table topper embroidery to hang on a metal tri-stand; each piece finishes at approximately 4” x 9”. The finished size when displayed in the Trip Tic stand is 16” wide by 11” tall. Janine Babich has created many monthly and seasonal table toppers that can be switched out each month or for special occasion.

Supplies needed:

  • April Showers embroidery CD by Janine Babich

  • 1/3 yard fabric for the background and backing

  • Fabric for the boots, cloud, and umbrella appliques (5” square for each is sufficient)

  • 1/4 yard SF101 stabilizer

  • ¼ yard fusible fleece

  • Tearaway stabilizer – I like Floriani Stitch and Wash but you may use any tearaway stabilizer

  • 12” of ½” wide of 5/8” wide grosgrain ribbon

  • 12” steam a seam tape or other fusible tape to secure backs of each panel

  • Painters tape or pink embroidery tape

  • Trip Tic wire tri stand from Ackfeld to display your work of art

Embroidery machine and additional supplies:

  • Embroidery machine, embroidery arm, embroidery foot and power cord

  • Minimum hoop 6” x 8” (for most machines this means a 7x10, 8x8, or 8x12 hoop)

  • Bobbin thread or prewound bobbin

  • Applique scissors for trimming close to appliques

  • Embroidery thread to match or contrast with your appliques, plus embroidery thread for the words, flowers, leaves, bow, raindrops and puddle – refer to picture on cover of pattern

  • Precision point turner or other type of turner to turn the fabric to the right side and poke out nice crisp corners

Prior to class:

  • Download the embroidery files from the CD to USB (choose your machine’s file format)

  • From the background fabric cut the following:

    • (3) 5” x 9” background rectangles interfaced with SF101 stabilizer

    • (6) 5” x 5” squares interfaced with SF101 stabilizer

    • NOTE: I like to interface the entire background and backing piece of fabric with stabilizer PRIOR to cutting the above so the SF101 fits perfectly and adhesive from the stabilizer does not adhere to the iron

      From the fusible fleece cut:

      • (6) 4 1/8” x 7 ½” rectangles

        5” squares of applique fabric for the boots, cloud and umbrella (all remaining designs are embroidered with thread only


If you take the time to prepare your fabric for class, you will make the maximum use of your time in class.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


The directions call for the use of SVG files, where the applique shapes are pre-cut, ironed in place, and finishing stitch added. Since everyone does not own a fabric cutting machine, I will show you how to use the traditional method for embroidery machine applique. No pre-cutting is necessary.

Instructor Name:
Pam Churches

April Showers

$ 30.00
Instruction only



7216 Hazelton-Etna Rd. SW
       Pataskala, OH  43062


We are located in central Ohio about 18 miles east of Columbus.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays and most national holidays.