Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fourth Of July Stitching - Part One

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!


StitchinByTheLake said...

I love this piece - can't wait to see how it turns out! blessings, marlene

Darlene said...

Thanks for showing your step by step moves for this project!

I can't wait to see it all finished, too. I think it is going to be great!

Kim said...

Thank you Marlene!
Darlene - Thanks I will be sure to post pictures!

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Kim, I love following your work with that towel.

I know it will be beautiful!

Kim, honey, you could put the translator on the blog. You know, my English is not very good! Would help understand. Sorry.

Have a beautiful and fruitful day


Ligia e = ^. ^ =

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It's very interesting to see all the process :)) Besos!

Kim said...

Ligia - Obrigado! Sim, eu adicionei o tradutor. Eu coloquei o tradutor na barra lateral acima do emblema seguidores. Espero que isso ajude! Tenha um dia maravilhoso :)
Silvia - Thank you!

Bobbypin Bandit said...

What a great table cloth idea, Kim! It's going to be such a festive addition to the 4th of July decor!

I love the fireworks/firecracker!

Kim said...

Thanks Kristen! I hope so - I hope I can finish this in time :)