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Freestanding Flower Applique

This freestanding applique flower has a fashionable Art Nouveau look that makes it great for a variety of uses around the house. We used it to make a small doily.

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The finished size of the doily is 9" in diameter.

Here are instructions on how to embroider the freestanding applique. You will need watersoluble mesh and a piece of fabric.

Step One: Hoop 1-2 layers of watersoluble mesh. Start the mechine. It will embroider the outline of the flower and stop.

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Step Two: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric and start the machine. It will embroider the same outline on the fabric and stop.

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Step Three: With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the excess fabric around the outline as close to the stitches as possible. Be sure not to cut through the stitches.

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Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish the embroidery.

Step Five: Cut away the excess stabilizer. Rinze away the remainder. Leave the embroidery to air dry. Press with steam.

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For the doily, you will need to embroider the design 4 times.

Place the designs in a circle and manually stitch them together.

Place the flower circle over a piece of fabric and baste in place.

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Using dense zig-zag and the same thread with which you made the embroidery, stitch the flower circle to the fabric along the line shown in red.

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Cut away the excess fabric close to the stitches.

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The doily is ready. Enjoy!

Happy embroidering!

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