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    Here's some instructions for making a reversible cover. I've gotten one started but haven't finished it yet.

    http://wendigratz.blogspot.com/2012/...-go-naked.html
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    The captions are done. You have to click on each pic or view the slideshow to read all the instructions.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Go to: Tipnut.com...........click on "sewing machine covers".........there are approx. 18 different covers with directions...........FREE

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    I like your beautiful picture, but how did you make it? Is there a tutorial? I have the Janome 6600 machine, and it is quite large. So the regular patterns offered won't fit.
    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    Pics are here:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1141131...eat=directlink

    I'm still working on the captions; feel free to let me know where you need help.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    The captions are done. You have to click on each pic or view the slideshow to read all the instructions.
    Wonderful tute! Thanks.
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    When the picture comes up there is a little box with lines in it.... I found out if I clicked on it, I could see the written portion, thanks for all your work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2 View Post
    I like your beautiful picture, but how did you make it? Is there a tutorial? I have the Janome 6600 machine, and it is quite large. So the regular patterns offered won't fit.
    Measure around your machine at its widest point. Your tape does not have to be snug or necessarily straight to get this measurement. Divide that by half and add 3 inches. This is your width measurement. On a FW, this comes to 20 inches, so a FQ will usually do. Then measure from the center front, over the top and down the middle of the back. This is your height.

    Let's say your final width is 24 and your height is 27. (these are just out of the blue numbers.)

    If you have a FQ you want to use and it measures 18 x 20:
    We need to add 2 inches to the 20" side, so sew a 2.5" strip to each 18 inch side.
    Now sew a 10 inch border strip to both of the 20 inch sides. When the border is folded and sewn, you will add 4.5" to each side. two sides x 4.5 inches = 9" plus the 18 inches you have on the FQ=27 inches.
    And you are good to go.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I've just measured my machine from all sides and looking down from the top, made my own custom pattern. My machine has a handle on the top, so I added a cut-out space for that, put binding on the cut edges. I don't have to remove the cover if I need to move my machine off the table.

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    Fireworks lover, that's a good point about the handle. I will usually put in a large 'buttonhole' on the top for machines with handles, although I think binding will look extra nice!
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I just made one!!! I'm sewing on the binding right now or I'd post pics. I got the tute from THIS magazine http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazi...ontents_1.html

    It's a "Start today, finish tomorrow" project. That's a LIE. It took me a week to finish this cover and I still need to hand stitch the binding. But I love love love it! It's BEAUTIFUL pop of color on my desk.

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