The FSL Crochet Victorian Star Bowl and Doily is a set of three machine embroidery designs. The designs should be embroidered as we recommend in our General Guidelines and Step-by-Step Guide to Embroidering our Crochet-Style FSL designs.
The bowl and doily should be embroidered with 30-, 40- or 50-weight 100% cotton thread. We used cotton Signature thread for machine quilting.
Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use cotton thread;
Use the same thread for the needle and bobbin.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
Make sure you use a sharp needle.
To make the doily, embroider the file called 'Doily'. Dissolve the stabilizer. So that the doily dries evenly, spread it on a flat surface and let it air dry. Then press with steam, if needed. The finished size of the doily is about 5" in diameter.
Step One: To make the bowl, embroider the file Bowl_bottom once and the files Bowl_panel eight times. For your convenience, we also included the file Bowl_4panels, which contains four panels and you can just embroider that file twice. Trim the stabilizer, leaving at least 1/4" around each panel. Do not dissolve the stabilizer.
Step Two: Treating the stabilizer like fabric, fold it, and using a zig-zag stitch and the same thread that you used for the embroidery, attach the panels to each other, leaving the last seam open.
Step Four: Dissolve the stabilizer by placing the embroidery (including the bowl's bottom) into lukewarm water for a minute. Don't change the water and don't let the pieces soak too long: we want the bowl to be pretty stiff. So that the bowl panels dry evenly, spread it on a flat surface and let it air dry. Press with steam.
Now attach the panels to the bowl's bottom. Finally, stitch together the edges of the first and last panels. This can be done either on your sewing machine or manually.