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The Navy Pillow Project

Part 2 of Embroidered Frames Tutorial

Appliquéd Center Design

Because the navy center to my pillow was already stitched when theFloral Fountains collection was made, I opted to appliqué it to the center of its’ frame. Then I decided I wanted it to poof too. A win win.

My Finished Pillow

 

    How to make the center design poof

I sewed the 6x6 Floral Fountain design on the same navy fabric as the frame.

Place a piece of sew in stabilizer to the top of the design. I used white so you could see it better. Otherwise I would have used black.

From the back side of the embroidery sew around the design just outside the French knots that define the square in the embroidery design.

Sew across the corners as shown.

Sewn the corners.

Sew it all twice with straight stitch at 2.5 mm long

Trim the seam to ¼ inch.

Cut into the center of the stabilizer as shown.

Cut the stabilizer in to four quarters.

 

Turn the embroidery right side out.

Then turn the project.Push out the corners and press from the backside

See page 4 for pressing

 

To make it ‘poof’ push in 2-3 layers of quilt batting, flattening it down inside.

Batting is better!

And easy!

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Center the design in the embroidered frame and pin in place

Now, pin it in place.




Floral Fountain Collection

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To attach the design, I used a narrow blanket stitch

Use the same gold embroidery thread

Sew onto the frame background with the travel stitch part of the blanket stitch

With the perpendicular part of the blanket stitch, sew over the French knots that define the edges of the Floral Fountains block.

Blanket stitch over the French Knot edge.

The pillow is 13 inch across. I used a 12 inch pillow form

The back is a simple envelope type back with ¼-inch seam allowances

After turning the pillowcase right side out, stitch around the edge 3/8 inch encasing the ¼-inch seam allowance. Looks kind of like piping!

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Continue

Part 3 Free-Standing Frames Embroidering, Pinning, and Sewing Together

Part 4 Free-Standing Frames Finishing - Pressing, Turning, Fusing

Part 5 Free-Standing Frames Applying Them to Projects

 

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