We all love new toys, and one of my recent purchases has been the double mitre ruler from The Sewing Revolution. So when I was creating a great new set of art deco candlewicking designs, I really wanted to create an elegant shaped table centrepiece. If you don’t have (or don’t want) a double mitre ruler, you can still easily create a magnificent table centrepiece and bind it like a quilt. I hope you enjoy these lovely new designs.
- 19” square of even weave linen
- 24” square of even weave linen (or contrast backing fabric
- 19” square of pellum or thin wadding
- Embroidery threads to match linen
- Tear away stabiliser
- Deco Candlewicking Designs by Julie Hall Designs
- Table centrepiece template by Julie Hall Designs
- Optional – Double mitre ruler from The Sewing Revolution www.thesewingrevolution.com.au
- Load your embroidery design into your machine.
- Print out template for the centrepiece, and pierce holes in the centre points.
- Take the 19” squares of linen and pellum, and lay the linen on top of the pellum. Take the template and mark up the hooping positions with a lead or disappearing pencil.
- One at a time, hoop the linen, pellum and stabiliser, and embroider the 6 designs onto the linen.
- Once the embroidery is complete, remove any excess stabiliser, and press with a hot iron.
- Cut fabric down to a octagon (8 sides), with an across width of 17”
- Take the 24” square of linen, press with an ironing aid, and trim down to an octagon with a 22½” across width.
- Use the sewing revolution tool to correctly measure in the sides of the octagon.
- Stitch, press, and place the embroidered piece inside.
- Hand stitch, or use a decorative machine stitch to complete.