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Thread: Just bought a Circle Attachment....

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    Just bought a Circle Attachment....

    ...for my machine.
    Now, I'll be able to put all the dinner plates and saucers back in the cupboards!

    Anyone have any tips or hints on how best to use this attachment? It's for the Janome 6500. (I have the Singer S18, but it's exactly the same machine.)

    Watson

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    Stitch slowly & use stabilizer. Be sure & show us your work!
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    i used mine on practice blocks with batting. worked fine.

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    Well, that was fun! Layered two fabrics, made a circle then cut the top one out and did a decorative stitch around the edge. Pretty neat!

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    That looks very nice!
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    that looks great. glad you found a useful tool
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    I have a Brother machine but, be sure you don't lose any of the small pieces. If you have a release button for removing the pin from the arm be sure to use it. Teacher told me that it is easy to stop the hole if you just pull the pin out.
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    This quilt was done with 4 layers and each cut away
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattypurple View Post
    This quilt was done with 4 layers and each cut away
    Wow. Looks great.

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    Cool!

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    I am tempted to buy the attachment for my machine, but price is a bit steep---$99.00. So I'll do it the old fashioned way with thumb tack and tape!

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    I have the it for my Janome 15000, now I am motivated to actually use it!
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    I have the relatively Inexpensive one that is made for Nancy's notions. it's generic and fits on any machine. Instead of screwing into a hole on the bed of the machine like the ones made for specific brand machines you use an adhesive tape to stick it down. Takes a little more fiddling around to get it positioned right, but it works very well and is a cost effective alternative to the ones made by individual manufacturers to fit their specific machines. I've used it on my Brother PC420PRW (which is one of the machines that Brother decided not to make a circular attachment for). I found it easy to use once I learned how to get it properly aligned and I like the fact that I can use it on all all 3 of my Brother machines as well as on my 3 vintage machines (Kenmore, white and singer featherweight).

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    rryder, that is good information on an affordable version. Thank you

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    That looks like fun. I have been considering that attachment.

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    Mine was $69.00 Canadian. Not sure how much they are in the US.

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    That quilt is just adorable. Love the colors and the way you did the different colored circles.

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    That's pretty neat.
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