Please read the General Guidelines on embroidering our FSL designs first.
Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
Our Golden Autumn FSL Table Set offers you a large number of possibilities. Using the designs from the set, you can make a variety of doilies, napkins, baskets, bowls and vases. Here are instructions on how to make just some table pieces.
Along with the embroidery files, you will get the color card, which will help you to select the threads, and also sort out the many parts of the project.
To make the FSL parts, use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer and use the same thread for both the needle and bobbin to get 2-sided embroidery. If you do not need 2-sided embroidery, use regular bobbin thread.
After you embroider the necessary parts, rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry. Before sewing, press all parts with steam.
To make this doily, you'll need a 16" x 16" piece of heavy-weight linen or cotton and removable fabric marker.
Step One: Embroider four square parts (it's in the first row on the picture). Zigzag them together with invisible thread.
Embroider eight triangle parts (it's in the second row on the picture).
Step Two: Take your fabric square. Draw two diagonals to find the center. Place the FSL square onto the fabric, aligning their centers. With a removable fabric marker, outline the borders of the FSL square. Set it aside. With sharp scissors cut out a square opening 1/4" from the marked line. Finish the raw edge with overedge or zigzag stitch.
Step Three: Cover the opening with your FSL square, baste or pin, and stitch in place.
Step Four: Now organize the triangle parts on the fabric around the square insert. Mark their placement with a removable fabric marker. Take them away, and cut away the excess fabric, 1/4" from the marked line. Finish the raw edge with overedge or zigzag stitch.
Step Five: Baste or pin the FSL triangles and then stitch them in place. The doily is ready.
To make this square basket, you'll have to embroider the four parts which are in the third row on the picture. You'll also need a piece of fabric 7" x 7" (heavy-weight linen or cotton). Finish the raw edges of the fabric square with overedge or zigzag stitch.
Place the first panel along one of the sides of the square, align the edges and zigzag over the edges. Unfold. Repeat with the remaining panels. Use invisible thread. Insert satin ribbons in the corners and lace the corners.
With the same third part, we made an ornament for a glass. Embroider as instructed above. Press with steam. Lace with a satin ribbon.
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