Stitched on Saturday – A project to complete this weekend

No matter what your personal taste for a dining setting is you can easily achieve just the right look with these linen blanks. Made from heavyweight linen, with hemstitched edges, they take all the hard work out of a fabulous dining setting. So quick and easy you can change the look each day!

Requirements

 

When working with blanks, it is important to think about how the back of the embroidery will look. Choose a design that is simple and well designed so as not to leave a lot of loose threads on the back is a good idea. Also think about your stabiliser and any residue that may be left. Where possible, I like to use a washaway so that on the first wash all the stabiliser will vanish.

 

PLACEMATS

Load design 10 from the Whitework Flowers collection to your machine.

Print a template of the design on template vellum. Place the template on the right-hand side of the placemat, centring the design. Mark the hooping points.

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Hoop the placemat with washaway stabiliser firmly using the marked guides for accuracy. Stitch the design.

Remove the embroidery from the hoop and trim any loose threads from both the front and back. Cut the excess stabiliser from the back of the embroidery, before washing to remove the remainder. Press when dry.

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Repeat for the remaining placemats.

NAPKINS

Load design 6 from the Whitework Flowers collection to your machine.

Print a template of the design on template vellum.

Place the template over the corner of the placemat. Mark the hooping points.

Hoop the napkin with washaway stabiliser firmly using the marked guides for accuracy. Stitch the design.

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Remove the embroidery from the hoop and trim any loose threads from both the front and back. Cut the excess stabiliser from the back of the embroidery, before washing to remove the remainder. Press when dry.

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Repeat for the remaining napkins.

TABLE RUNNER

Load designs 1, 8 and 9 from the Whitework Flowers collection to your machine.

Print templates of the designs on template vellum.

Place the table runner on a flat surface, then lay the templates out moving them around until they form a pleasing pattern.

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lay out your templates, marking up one design at a time, so that you can compensate any distortions

Once happy with the placement tape them together then mark the hooping points. See photo

Hoop the runner with washaway stabiliser firmly using the marked guides for accuracy. Stitch the first design. Remove the embroidery from the hoop and trim any loose threads from both the front and back. Repeat until all the embroidery is complete.

Cut the excess stabiliser from the back of the embroidery, before washing to remove the remainder. Press when dry.

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the gorgeous table runner once it is completed

Now set the table and enjoy your beautiful new dining setting!

I hope you have enjoyed this project, and I look forward to sharing more great design ideas with you in the future.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

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