Springtime Table

Get your springtime table off to a happy start–be it for Easter, Mother’s Day, or everyday! I modified my Personalized Napkin project with spring colors and motifs in mind. These can instantly add life to any table.

The original tutorial can be found here. For the springtime version, I replaced the personalization with decorative stitches for one set and an embroidery design for the other. I kept the row of decorative stitching at the top edge, using one of the colors featured in the design.

Machine Embroidery and Decorative Stitching

Be sure to utilize the memory function or Pattern End, if your machine allows. This makes for easy peasy decorative stitch sewing. To make the design more interesting, I staggered the leaves. Always sew out a test sample, that way you know exactly where to draw your stitch lines. An air soluble marking pen makes all the difference!

The leaves are a decorative stitch I found on my new BERNINA 580. The arrow motif was something I found here. I think simplicity and a tight color palette can help refine the look of any project. As I like to say, less is usually more.

Roll hemming with Maxi-Lock Stretch in the upper looper of my serger produces the most gorgeous row of color to highlight the edge of the napkin.For one, I wanted to contrast with a warm gold color and for the other play it down a little more neutral so I used my FAVORITE Maxi-Lock color of all time–Beige Taupe.

I hope you enjoy!

2 Responses to “Springtime Table”

  1. Camilla

    These are amazing. Are you going to teach any class in machine embroidery and decorative stitching?

  2. meredith

    Thanks Camilla! I’ll certainly keep it in mind. We’ve had various mini-classes, tutorials, and projects with decorative stitching and we do quite a bit of embroidery in Society Meetings and will continue to offer embroidery classes. Maybe there’s a way to combine them like with the napkins? I’ll brainstorm!

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