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FSL Easter Eggs Table Topper

For this table topper we used a set of 3 Freestanding Lace Machine Embroidery Designs, the FSL Easter Eggs.
The FSL Easter Egg Set are embroidered in the same way as our ornaments, so please read the General Guidelines 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.

You will need Vilene water soluble stabilizer, embroidery threads and a 22" x 22" piece of linen fabric. The finished size of the table topper is about 23" in diameter.

Step One: Embroider each egg 4 times. The choice of colors is up to you.
Use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer. To get neat embroidery, use thread of the same color for both the needle and bobbin. Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry.

Step Two: Press all parts with steam. On your working table, lay out the designs on your fabric as shown on the picture below. Either baste or pin the patterns in place.

Step Three: Stretch a piece of 24" x 24" linen on a working table and place the lace eggs over it in a circle. Secure in place with pins.

Step Four: Thread your machine with the invisible thread and, using short but NOT dense zigzag, stitch along the inner edge of the eggs to secure them in place.

Step Five: Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut away the excess fabric from under the lace. Return to your machine and using a very dense zigzag, of the same width as the lace edge, stitch along the edge of the fabric. Use the same thread with which you embroidered the designs. We had 4 different colors, so we had to change the thread 4 times.

The table topper is ready. Enjoy!

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