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Doily with Wild Rose FSL Borders

The Wildrose Border Set is a set of 5 Freestanding Lace Machine Embroidery Designs.
The parts of the Wildrose Border Set are embroidered in the same way as our FSL ornaments, so please read the General Guidelines first.

Doily with Wild Rose FSL Borders image 1

Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for both the upper and bobbin thread to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.

We used the Wildrose Border to make a doily and here are the instructions.
You will need Vilene water soluble stabilizer, embroidery threads, and a 24" x 24" piece of linen fabric. The finished size of the doily is about 24" x 24".

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Step One: To get one panel, you'll have to embroider each part once. Hence, to get four parts, embroider each part of the set 4 times.
Use 2 layers of Vilene-type water-soluble stabilizer. To get 2-sided embroidery, use thread of the same color for both the needle and bobbin. Rinse the stabilizer and leave to air dry.

Impotant Note: It's very important to use as small a hoop as possible. E.g. if your design is for a small hoop, use the small hoop, not the large one; if your design is for a large hoop, use large, not mega. Do not try to embroider several freestanding lace designs in one hoop. This is because all water-soluble stabilizers stretch, and in a bigger hoop, it's going to stretch more. This can lead to the design falling apart after the stabilizer is dissolved. It's always better to embroider one part at a time.

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Step Two: Press all parts with steam. On your working table, lay out the designs as shown on the above picture. Thread a needle with the same thread that you used for the embroidery and stitch together the parts in the places marked with red. You can do it either manually or on your machine.

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

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Step Four: Thread your machine with the threads you used for embroidery and, using short but NOT dense zigzag, stitch along the inner edge of the lace (shown in red) to secure the lace.

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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. Continue to use the same thread with which you embroidered the design.

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The doily is ready. Enjoy!

Here are some more pictures of the doily.

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