While at the @BERNINAusa Ambassador Reunion this week we made this adorable mug rug right in the embroidery hoop of the B880 Embroidery machine. Amazing.
Debbie Cacciamani a BERNINA educator designed the project and the programming for this fun and easy project.
First we hooped the machine with tearaway stabilizer with batting on top. Once we put the hoop on the machine the machine stitched a rectangle the size of the finished piece on top of this set up. Next we laid down each piece of fabric in the correct order and the machine stitched a straight line at the correct point. It was a stitch and flip technique. Once all the pieces were stitched in place we took the hoop off and trimmed the seams to 1/4″ and added the backing fabric to the back of the hoop with spray adhesive. Once we returned the hoop to the machine the machine stitched stippling and a second rectangle outline to stay stitch along the edge of the block.
We removed the project from the hoop and pulled away the tear away stabilizer along the sewn edge, then folded back the backing fabric on the back and trimmed the project right outside the edge of the second line of straight stitching. We trimmed the backing fabric to 3/4 of an inch outside the finished edge of the project. The 3/4″ backing extra then became the binding of the project. We ironed each 3/4 inch section of the backing fabric in on itself twice to create the binding, and we used the #71 blind hem foot to sew the binding in place.
We made this project in an hour. It was entertainingly fun and easy. It measures about 5″ X 6″.
Of course the machine had already been programmed and threaded, so really how hard could it be.
I had a Fun Fun time at the reunion.
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