Bread Warmer - Creative Machine Embroidery

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Bread Warmer - Creative Machine Embroidery
Breaking
BREAD
by Kate Van Fleet
Dress up your Thanksgiving table with a festive fabric lined
bread basket, dessert napkins and pilgrim place cards. Each project
is an inexpensive
pensive way to make the holiday extra special.
SHOPPING
ING LIST
Basket Liner
† 24” square each of cotton and lining fabric
† tear-away stabilizer
† temporary spray adhesive
† thread: all-purpose, rayon embroidery
† 4” strip of 38”-wide double-sided fusible hem tape
† removable fabric marker
† Thanksgiving-themed embroidery design
(approximately 3”x7”)
Embroidery
• Print a template of the embroidery design. With the
right side facing up, place the cotton fabric square
over a flat work surface designating one corner as
the lower edge. Position the design template over
the fabric with the design lower-edge center approximately 41⁄2" from the lower edge. Mark the design
center using a removable fabric marker.
• Attach a stabilizer square over the fabric wrong side
using temporary spray adhesive. Hoop the fabric,
centering the design center within the hoop.
• Embroider the design, clipping the jump threads
with each thread change.
• Remove the hoop from the machine and the fabric
from the hoop. Tear away the excess stabilizer;
press from the wrong side.
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Construction
• Position the embroidered fabric and lining
squares right sides together, matching each corner.
Mark a dot along the center of each straight edge
edge.
Measure 4" from both sides of each dot; mark.
Measure 31⁄2" from each center dot; mark. Draw
lines connecting the upper and side marks, creating a triangle along each side (A). Cut out each
triangle through both fabric layers.
A Mark triangles.
8"
3 1 2 "
• Using a 3⁄8" seam allowance, stitch the liner perimeter, leaving a 4" opening along one edge for turning.
• Turn the liner right side out through the opening; press. Position the hem tape strip inside the
opening. Fuse the opening shut, following the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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SHOPPING LIST
Napkins
† 1 yard of fabric
† tear-away stabilizer
† temporary spray adhesive
† thread: all-purpose, rayon
embroidery
† removable fabric marker
† pie embroidery design
Construction
• From the fabric, cut four
14" squares.
• Print a template of the design.
Position the template over one
fabric square right side, centering
the design 41⁄2" above one corner.
Mark the design center; remove
the template.
• Attach a stabilizer square over
the fabric wrong side using temporary spray adhesive. Hoop the
fabric, centering the design center
within the hoop.
• Embroider the design, clipping
the jump threads with each
thread change.
• Remove the hoop from the
machine and the fabric from
the hoop. Tear away the excess stabilizer; press from the
wrong side.
Trim
B Trim each corner.
Trim
Trim
Foldlines
Trim
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• Double-fold each edge 1⁄4" toward the wrong side; press.
Unfold each edge. Trim each
corner diagonally along the
first foldline intersection (B).
Double-fold each corner 1⁄4"
toward the wrong side; press.
Refold each edge along the
previous foldlines. Stitch
close to the second fold.
• Repeat to stitch each remaining
napkin.
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Gather small
pinecones to use
as place card
holders.
SHOPPING LIST
Place Cards
Materials listed are enough to
make one place card.
† 1 sheet of paper suitable for
embroidery (See “Sources.”)
† coordinating rickrack
† embroidery thread
† paper-release adhesive
tear-away stabilizer
† pilgrim embroidery design
tear away the paper to reveal
the adhesive.
• Center one paper rectangle right
side up over the hoop. Press
lightly to adhere the paper to
the stabilizer.
• Load the pilgrim design onto
the embroidery machine. Using
built-in lettering, add a name
below the design. Size the design to approximately 2"x3".
• Cut two 3"x31⁄2" rectangles from
the paper.
• Place the hoop on the machine
and check the design size using
the design framing or trace
function to ensure it will fit
within the paper dimensions.
• Hoop the stabilizer with the
paper side facing up. Score the
paper within the hoop; gently
• Stitch the design, clipping the
jump threads with each thread
change. Remove the hoop from
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the machine. Carefully trim any
thread tails.
• Position the rectangles together
with wrong sides facing. Place
rickrack between the rectangles
along the side and upper edges,
matching the rickrack center
with the paper edges.
• Stitch the rectangle perimeter
to secure the rickrack.
DESIGNS
Give Thanks, Pilgrim Boy, Pilgrim Girl and Pumpkin
Pie: Embroidables, Thanksgiving collection;
(866) 456-0586, embroidables.com
SOURCES
All Stitch, LLC provided the Kiwi Embroidery paper:
(410) 646-0382, allstitch.net.
Hilos Iris provided the thread: hilosiris.com.
RNK Distributing provided the Floriani stabilizer:
(877) 331-0034, rnkdistributing.com.
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