The felt door hanger/banner is complete and was made with the help of this machine…………… It’s my trusty needle-felting machine. I bought this cutie years ago after doing the needle-felting with a hand-held wooden holder that accommodated up to 6 needles. May I say it was a huge improvement over the single needle approach I started this technique with before that!! This machine holds up to 5 needles and “punches” the fibers from the top layer through to the next layer(s) locking them together. This eliminates the need for pins, etc, when doing wool penny rugs/pieces that have pieces I want to edge with a perle cotton blanket stitch. No pins to catch my threads…..awesome. A view of this machine’s needle set-up…….. I only have 3 needles in it at the moment, though. The machine is made by Husqvarna and was gotten before I purchased my Bernina 440QE. I know that the new Bernina models have such an accessory available BUT, believe me, you do not want to have all that fuzz/lint getting into a machine that is that expensive!!!!!! This one has a little clean-out lint drawer and that’s it for moving parts…..no need for any type of bobbin, etc, cuz there’s no thread!!!! I believe the cost of this machine was less than the Bernina accessory……something to think about….eh? Anyhow, on to the “finish”……. And a close-up of the ‘bling’…… The binding was some of the batik that I had left from my, yup-again!, “Stained Glass” quilt (https://treadlemusic.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/stained-glass-a-finish/). The strips had been cut at 2”, less than I would have liked for this piece’s thickness, so I press/folded the binding less than 1/2…. For added interest, I, also, trimmed the banner’s 4 corners at a 45 degree angle. I think it adds a bit….don’t you??? One final photo and then on to finishing Leah’s quilt……..
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