By popular demand， Mary Beck’；s instructions for her Grandmother’；s Flower Garden block？– stitched entirely on her embroidery machine. If you’；re in Tucson this winter， check out her class at The Sewing Room. Jo
Here’；s how I created the machine-applique design for my machine-cut and -appliqued Grandmother’；s Flower Garden quilt in BERNINA DesignWorks Software. The applique pieces are cut using the BERNINA CutWork Tool， then embroidered in place by machine. Looks like a pieced blockpersonalized housewarming gifts， but stitched in a fraction of the time!personalized fathers day gifts
CRAZY FOR HEXAGONS
Open a New？Design
？ If you have just opened the CutWork software， click on Next in the wizard. Otherwise， select File >； New.
？ In the Fabric dialog box， click Next.
？ In Artwork Source select New Graphic.
？ From the Hoop drop down selection， choose BERNINA Large Oval 255 X 145， #44C. Click Finish.
Create a Hexagon
？ Select Create Polygon. If the polygon shape is not showing click on the black triangle in the lower right corner and choose the polygon from the fly out menu.
？ In Tool Options， enter “6” for number of sides and 90 for start angle. This orients the hexagon with a point at the top.
？ Hold CTRL SHFT with one hand and left click and drag on the design screen to create a hexagon shape.
？ Press the space bar to select the hexagon.
？ Deselect Proportional in Tool Options.
？ Change width to 38.87 mm and height to 44.87 mm.
？ Rotate 90 degrees.
？ Enter “0” for X axis and “45” for Y axis.
？ Click on None in the Fill Tab of Object Properties.
？ Save as “Hexagon Shape”.
Create a？Hexagon Array
？ Select Create Circular Array.
？ In Tool Options make the following changes：
o Start Angle： 90°
o End Angle： 90°
o Step Angle： 60
o Step Count： 6
o Check Clone Objects and Clockwise.
？ Six hexagons should be on your screen.
？ Click on the node at the center of the original hexagon (at the top of your screen).
？ Hold the Shift key and drag the top hexagon down until all of the hexagons are slightly overlapping. Release the mouse first， then the shift key.
？ Click on Apply Circular Array. The size should be about 110 mm wide and 114 mm high (give or take a mm or so).
Weld the Array
？ While everything is selected click on Weld Shape in upper tool bar.
？ Save as “Hexagon Array”.
Create the？CutWork File
？ While everything is selected choose Cutwork in Object Properties.
？ Next select Auto Border in the side toolbar.
？ In the dialog box make the following selections：
o To the Outside
o Distance： 1mm
o Type： Running.
？ Right Click and select Break Apart.
？ Select center hexagon and delete by pressing the delete key on keyboard. This deletes the running stitch on the inner hexagon.
？ Move Layer 2 in Sequence Manager to position 1 by clicking and dragging.
？ Save as Hexagon_Cut. Export to machine and cut.
Create the Appliqué File
？ Delete Layer 1 in Sequence Manager.
？ Save as Hexagon_App.
？ Select design.
？ Select Fill Tab in Object Properties and choose Appliqué.
？ Place a check in Cleaning and select Laser Cut from the drop down menu.
？ Select Outline Tab and click on Running. Choose Stitch #132. Save.
？ Select Create Bezier Shapes in side tool bar.
？ Left click first on a corner of the inner hexagon and then on a valley of the outer hexagon. Right click to set. Repeat to make 6 lines dividing the larger hexagon into 6 equal smaller hexagons. It is important to go from inside to outside so that the directions of the decorative stitching are all the same.
？ Press the spacebar to deactivate the drawing tool and select the lines.
？ While the lines are selected choose Stitch #132.
？ Select all. Change Stitch Length to 4.0. Save.
？ Export to BERNINA CutWork-compatible machine.
？ Complete cutwork and applique following the on-screen prompts.
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