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.
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.
|Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm|