I am meeting up with some sewing friends next week and have decided to create a project that can be used to try FME Free Motion Embroidery. I will detail the project below.
2) Place this face down, place a square of felt on top (pink in the picture, the paper shows the size needed for the finished bowl)
3) I spray this with a thin coating of spray adhesive
4) Place little bits of offcut fabric pieces – any sort including bits of ribbon on top
5) To hold all this in place cover with organza or tulle then pin in place with about 6 pins
Some of you may have heard of a Supreme Slider to allow easy free motion quilting, this is a slippery sheet which has a hole in it for the needle to sew through, it covers the bed of the machine and makes a smooth and slippery bed for the fabric to slide on.
These are expensive, I have another solution. In my cupboard, I had a Teflon sheet intended to line the base of the oven or grill, this is to catch drips etc. I cut a hole big enough for zigzag stitching, then taped the sheet over the machine and the sewing table.