I love playing with different material in them market. So when I came across this quilting foot for my 330, I knew I wanted it badly. I also stocked up on some awesome wool fibers when I visited the Bernina Creative Centre.
I made this Mini Quilt using the fibers that I bought. And I really loved it. Sharing my method of doing Needle Punch Tool (CB Hook) on a Bernina 330
Material Required :
Felt – Assorted Fibers
Cotton batting (used as base to felt fibers) you can also use a Felt Sheet instead.
Thread (for quilting)
Backing and binding fabric
Bernina Needle Punch Tool – Check the compatibility with your machine and buy accordingly
Berning Free Motion Quilting Foot (Number 29/29C)
1. Gather all your Felt Fibers.
2. Cut them up into strips slightly longer than your batting(or felt sheet) piece. Start laying them on the piece of batting (or a felt sheet) in one direction. Continue till you cover most of the surface.
3. Now cut strips slightly larger than the width of the piece. Start ‘weaving’ your felt fibers into the strips you laid out before. Continue till you are completely satisfied with the look.
This is what my piece looked like after I was done. I did remove a few pieces and cut away a few while I felted it.
Carefully pick up your piece and take it to the machine.
4. Attach the Bernina Needle Punch Tool to the machine as per the instructions included.
5. Start from the center and work at a slow speed, making sure that all the fibers are needle felted into the batting / felt.
6. Now using the Bernina Free Motion Quilting Foot (Number 29/29C) or the Bernina Stitch Regulator quilt the top using a design of your choice.
I used a black Aurifil 50 wt thread both on the top and bottom to quilt it.
I did not put a binding on it, but instead used the pillowcase method to finish my quilt. You can finish it in any way you want.
Have you tried the Needle Felting tool before? What other ideas do you have to use it?