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Episode 226 At Your Side Virtually! LIVE with Jerry Granada designing and embroidering a snow globe.
Supply list for Snow Globe Wall hanging
1) Brother ScanNCut SDX325
2) Brother Luminaire XP1 (with upgrades)
3) Brother Iron-On Fabric Applique Contact Sheet
4) Brother Lightweight Tearaway Stabilizer
5) Fabrics for the Christmas tree and trunk
6) Fabric for the background and borders – the background fabric should be cut to 11” square.
The short border strips should be cut to 2 ½” x 13” and the long border strips should be cut to 2
½” x 15”. This is the perfect time to use your jelly rolls!
7) Fabric for the base of the snow globe cut to 4” x 8”
8) Binding fabric of your choice – Cut your binding strips to the width of your choice.
8) Medium weight clear vinyl cut to 8” square
9) Embroidery File for the globe and globe base
10) Embroidery threads and piecing threads of your choosing
11) Regular sewing notions
Email Angela if you want a copy of Jerry's embroidery design for the Luminaire.
1) With the ScanNCut, choose the Christmas tree, pattern AR-I013, and change the Height to
6” (keeping it proportional so the Width will be 5.39”, which is fine).
2) Apply Brother Iron-On Fabric applique Contact Sheet to the wrong side of your chosen
fabrics. You may choose the same fabric for the tree and trunk or choose different fabrics. It’s
totally up to your imagination!
3) Lay the prepared fabric RIGHT SIDE DOWN on the Fabric Mat (the adhesive side will be up)
and cut out the tree and trunk using the fabric blade. Set these pieces aside for now.
4) In the 10 5/8” hoop, hoop the tearaway stabilizer, batting and your background fabric. Slide
the hoop into the machine and go to My Design Center. Choose the stamps/shapes key and
choose a square shape. Select “Size” and proportionally change the square to 10.25”. Touch
5) Go to the Region Properties menu and touch the last design. Then press “select”. This will
open a new menu to select different fill stitches. Choose the pattern you’d like to use on your
background (I chose pattern 034). Touch “ok”. Keep the color as red. Touch “ok”. Select the fill
bucket and then touch inside the square on the screen. Your design should now appear on the
6) Touch the Line Properties menu and choose the option to not stitch then touch “ok.
7) Touch the fill bucket then touch the outside line of the square then select “next”. Turn the
outline off if it is turned on. Change the size to 200%. Change to a single line of stitching
instead of a triple line.
8) Touch “Set” then “OK” in the pop-up. Touch “Embroidery”.
9) Select your thread and stitch the design. I chose a gold metallic thread as that color is found
in my border fabric, plus it adds another layer of sparkle.
10) When the stitching is completed, remove the stitched fabric from the hoop and trim to 10”
11) Finding the center of the stitched fabric, place your cut tree and trunk pieces on the
background and carefully press them down to secure them to the background. Make sure to
follow your adhesive manufacturers instructions for fusing and iron temperatures.
12) Now you can embellish your tree and trunk however you like. I chose to do a blanket stitch
around the tree and trunk, added decorative stitching to represent garland (stitch 3-07) and
added some sparkly rhinestones but feel free to decorate your tree however you wish.
13) Now you want to add your borders. Start with the left and right sides and sew the short
pieces to the sides using a ¼” seam and press the seams toward the borders. Sew the long
pieces to the top and bottom using a ¼” seam and press so that the seams are toward the
13a) Choose the 10 5/8” square hoop and hoop your project using tearaway stabilizer
centering your design as best you can.
14) Touch the Home key and go to your main menu. Touch “Embroidery”. Touch the pocket
icon. If you’ve loaded the design into your memory then touch the sewing machine icon. If you
have the design loaded onto a USB stick, insert the stick into your machine and press the USB
icon. Choose the b pocket. Touch the globe and base design and press “Set”. Then touch
15) Touch the icon that looks like a camera with fabric behind it and touch “Scan”. This will
scan your hoop for placement of the design.
16) Once you have the picture of what’s in your hoop on your screen, touch “Layout” then
press “Rotate”. This will open a menu where you have rotational tools at the top of the menu
and arrows to move your design at the bottom of the menu. Use these tools to move your
design where you want it making sure the satin stitching on the globe base will not stitch over
the seam where you pieced the bottom border. Set the bottom of your base just above that
17) Once you are satisfied with the placement of your globe and base you are ready to start
stitching. Touch “Layout” to close that menu and you should see a preview window with the
steps to the design just underneath it.
18) Run step one and this will stitch a placement stitch for your vinyl. Once the stitching is
done, place your vinyl square over the circle you just stitched. Make sure the vinyl covers the
entire circle. Double check the top to make sure the vinyl will be caught in the stitching
otherwise your embellishments will fall out from the top. Once you’ve placed your vinyl down,
tape it down to secure it making sure the tape won’t get caught in the stitching.
19) Run step two which will stitch over the vinyl securing it to your project. Once this step is
complete, remove the tape and trim around the globe close to the stitching being careful not
to cut the stitching.
20) Fill the globe with whatever embellishments you choose. I chose some sequins and stars.
Please note: Less is more. If you over fill the globe, you will lose the design. You only need a
small teaspoon of material to make it look great. You are wanting the effect of snow, not a
21) Shake the globe so all the embellishments are toward the top of the globe.
22) Place your globe base applique material just under the globe. Run step 3 to stitch it down
then trim close to the stitching.
23) Run step 4 to satin stitch around the globe base.
24) Now it’s time to quilt on the borders. Use whatever method or technique you choose. I
chose to use the Quilt Sashing technique that is built-in to the Luminaire. I also added some
free-motion stitching to the border as well.
25) Bind your wall-hanging with the fabric of your choice and you are done