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Thursday, 20 February 2020 09:20

easter chick placemats set finished

With Easter just around the corner...

I simply gotta get some super cute Holiday Placemats for my Kitchen table made! 

How about YOU?  

Thumbing through the Easter and Spring section of my Embroidery Files is like being in a Candy Store...

but with no CALORIES! 

LOL!

The choices are simply FABULOUS to say the least and I had a difficult time choosing just ONE...

But..

I MUST...

I CAN...

So I WILL!

I just LOVE the Chick in an Egg with Bow Applique design...it is so dang cute...

you almost can't stand the cuteness overload!

It's the perfect applique for my Aqua colored placemats I found at my local Old Time Pottery store.

Let's get started...

I selected the 5x7 size which will give me the following design stats...

5.5” tall X 5” wide (approximately)

12,027 stitches

I prepped my Full 8X8 Fast Frame with Sticky stabilizer and

found the perfect placement on the bottom left corner of the placemat...

just to give me plenty of room for my dinner plate, napkin and silverware on top...

without covering up the cuteness of the design! 

I also fused a piece of No Show Mesh Cutaway onto the backside of the placemat...

in the area where the design will be stitched out.

easter chick placemat on the frame

The reason I used my 8x8 frame was because I wanted to have plenty of room to stitch the corner...

all while using the straight edge of the frame itself to line up the bottom edge of my placemat. 

This assures me that my applique will be straight on the placemat itself...

 EVERY...SINGLE...TIME!

I added a few flat head pins along the edges to give it extra added hold...

because these particular placemats were a heavier woven textile.

Here she goes...

 easter chick placemat on the machine

As you can see in the above picture that once I had all the fabric panels tacked down and trimmed...

I slapped a piece of WSS on top and used my red clippies to hold that in place on the frame. 

I really believe this particular style placemat needed the WSS...

to help prevent the satin work from getting “buried” in the holes of the actual woven textile.

If you were in any way unsure of just how CUTE this Sweet Little Chick Applique really is...

Here's the proof in true form...

easter chick placemat finished single

And if you want to see this little gem up close and personal...

Here she is...

easter chick placemat up close finished

BUT wait...

I needed a FULL Set...

Here's all FOUR!

easter chick placemats set finished

It's official...

My table is ready for Easter Breakfast!

Kathleen

TOOLS OF THE TRADE...

-Chick in an Egg with Bow Applique Design (I used the 5x7 size) (www.babykaysappliques.com)

-Fast Frame (I used the Full 8x8 inch size)

-Fusible No Show Mesh Cutaway Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-WSS (off Brand)

-Heat and Bond Lite Fusible (Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Walmart and On Line)

-Clover Wonder Clips (Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Amazon and Quilt Shops)

-Flower Head Pins (Hobby Lobby, Joann's and Quilt Shops)

-Cotton Canvas weight Placemats (I got mine at “Old Time Pottery” Store)

-Fabric...Yellow-Big Pinwheel #LH04025 for Lakehouse Direct Fabrics...Pink-Moda Dot Essentials...Aqua-Stitch Square #CX-5944 by Michael Miller (I purchased this at my local Hobby Lobby)

-Thread-Exquisite Brand...Black #020-White #010-Orange #650-Aqua #444-Yellow #4117-Pink #305

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design

 

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