The Cutwork Lace Applique Calla Lily Panel design is available in 3 sizes: for large (5" x 7") hoops, for mega and for commercial-size hoops. Please see the sizes of the design below.
Size: 92 x 179 mm
Stitches: 32 800
Size: 132 x 259 mm
Stitches: 50 821
Size: 152 x 300 mm
Stitches: 62 282
To embroider the design, you will need base fabric, fabric for applique, water soluble mesh and embroidery threads. Select the colors of the fabrics and threads to your taste.
We chose to embroider the design in sepia hues because of our future project.
We recommend to use water-soluble mesh, such as Vilene. Vilene D0102 is a non woven dissolvable stabilizer which is imported into the US, is sold in large rolls and is sometimes repackaged under different brand names.
Some of these brand names are Fabri-Solvy by Sulky, Avalon Plus by Madeira, Wash-Away, and Aqua Magic.
40-weight embroidery polyester threads are preferred for the project.
Cotton thread is not suitable because the embroidery will be too bulky.
Rayon thread is softer and sensitive to the chemicals in the water-soluble mesh. We do not like to use rayon thread for cutwork lace projects, though other people do and get good results.
Please note: ALWAYS make a test stitch-out on scrap before you make a stitch-out on the real item.
Step One: Hoop the base fabric with a layer of water soluble mesh. Upload the file into your machine. Start embroidering. The first color will embroider the outline of the leaves.
Step Two: Cover the outline with a piece of applique fabric.
Start the machine. The second color will embroider the same outline over the applique fabric.
Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine and with a pair of sharp scissors cut away he applique fabric around the outline.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and start it. The third color will embroider the outlines of the flowers and stop.
Step Five: Cut away the jump stitch. Cover the outlines with applique fabric and start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the applique fabric.
Step Six: Take the hoop from the machine and cut away the fabric around the flower outlines.
Step Seven: Return the hoop to the machine, start it. The fifth color will embroider the outline of the frame and the flower parts inside the frame.
Step Eight: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pait of sharp scissors, cut away the base fabric in the area shown on the picture below:
Step Nine: Return the hoop to the machine and start it. The last color will finish the raw edges of the applique and make the frame and mesh inside the frame.
Step Ten: Wash away the stabilizer and leave to air dry. Press with steam if needed.