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Cuckoo Clock

Created By:

Samantha Walker of Samantha Walker's Imaginary World

Skill Level: Advanced

Samantha Walker had a wonderful time at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis, MN this year. Made with the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 and Artistic Suite, Samantha's stuffed Cuckoo Clocks were her contribution for her booth. 

These beautiful clocks actually work! Samantha said that they were keeping time all throughout the show. She designed the clocks with a zipper in the back so that you can change the battery.

You too can create Samantha's adorable Cuckoo Clocks by following her clear step-by-step instructions.

Janome Supplies Required
  • Two 18"x22" squares of light quilt batting for the roof and front of the Cuckoo Clock
  • Polester Fiber Fill for stuffing the clock rice (to weigh the pinecone weights)
  • Stiff fabric stabilizer (optional for harder corners)
  • 2 ft of aqua pom-pom trim
  • 2"clock kit
Fabric and Notions Required

Embroidery Thread:

  • 4 graduating shades of pink
  • 2 shades of aqua
  • 1 medium brown, cream and yellow

Fabric:

- Roof

  • One 18"x22" piece of brown fabric so that it will fit on the Janome Hoop GR. You will also need a backing fabric of the same size. 
  • Note - If you do not have a large hoop you can use a smaller hoop and modify the roof so that only half of it embroiders at one time. Leave space at the peak to be able to sew two roof pieces together to form the complete roof. Modification instructions are included in the PDF linked in the instructions section.

- Front of Clock

  • One 18"x22" piece of pink fabric so that it will fit on the Janome Hoop GR. You will also need backing fabric. Please note that the file can also be modified for smaller hoops by eliminating the stitched outline of the clock where you would cut it out so that only the clock face, fence and bird window appear in the hoop. Then you would use the pattern piece to cut the clock front instead of cutting on the outline stitch provided in the embroidery file.

- Back Pieces

  • Will fit on a 9"x11" piece of fabric. 

- Sides

  • One 4"x26" strip of mint fabric then cut it in half to make two 4"x13" strips. You may cut these slightly longer to be more forgiving and trim the excess after the sewing is completed. 
Instructions

Click here for a PDF of  Samantha's helpful and clear instructions. 

Click here for Samantha's Cuckoo Clock pattern.

Using the GR Hoop:

Click here for the .jef file for the front of the Cuckoo Clock.

Click here for the .jef file for the roof of the Cuckoo Clock.

Using a Smaller, Alternative Hoop:

Click here for the .jef file for the bird window of the Cuckoo Clock. (SQ14 Hoop)

Click here for the .jef file for the front of the Cuckoo Clock. (SQ23 Hoop)

Click here for the .jef file for the roof of the Cuckoo Clock. (RE18 Hoop)

 

Click here for the full image of the Cuckoo Clock.

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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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