Saturday, June 7, 2014
You may remember from my earlier Fourth of July post that I was starting a new stitching project. Since that post, I have a little progress to share.
I am making a small tablecloth to decorate either the buffet table or picnic table for the Fourth.
I started with this piece of white cotton fabric. I hemmed it on all four sides with a 3/8" hem. And I mitered the corners! The finished square measures 17" x 17".
Next, I measured to the center point of each side:
And placed a pin:
My plan is to stitch this motif on each edge of the cloth - centered in the middle on each side:
I drew a dot with my water soluble marker at each pin:
I taped the motif on my cutting mat and then placed the fabric over it:
I made sure the center dot was at the center of the motif and then traced the motif:
I traced the motif on all four sides - I measured in from the hem edge to make sure all four sides matched.
Now I have the motif traced on each of the four edges:
My next step will be to trace different motifs on each corner and one in the center. I plan on positioning all the corner motifs so that they point towards the center.
I will be sure to post about my progress on this!