This month is National Sewing Month, which got me thinking about new ways to use some of my favorite accessories. Some years ago I purchased the Husqvarna Viking Circular Attachment to help me stitch accurate circle appliques for a project I was working on. It did a great job and the gift was well received, but I must admit, I have not used the accessory much lately. On Facebook, there are a number of videos showing how to use the attachment to make, not only circles, but a four and six petal flower, usually as an applique. As I am planning my fall quilting projects, I’ve decided to explore more of the quilting itself rather than have all the attention on the embroidery, applique or the piecing and this provides a perfect format for that. So… the question becomes, “What if I used the flower template from the circular attachment to simulate ruler work?” This is how I answered that question.
Now, for this demonstration, I used only one block that was not attached to anything else. My plan is to piece the project first, leaving 5” plain blocks where the four petal flower stitching will go. (I could even do some free motion quilting inside or outside the flower for a very different effect!) Once the blocks are pieced and the quilt sandwich is basted, I can use the circular attachment to create the four petal flowers in random blocks, filling other blocks with other quilting stitches; either free motion or embroidery. Maybe you’d like to give this new quilting option a try. Accessories for both Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff are on sale for 20% off during the month of September! Happy Sewing!
Husqvarna Viking Circular Attachment (page 38)
Pfaff Circular Attachment (page 32)