These are the instructions for chaining together segments to create a machine embroidery lace border using the Free Standing Lace Border set from the Lace Machine Embroidery by Threadlove Floral Lace Border Collection.
As seen in STITCHES magazine!
The original artwork created by Olga Scheaffer.
Sew out on vilene, badgemaster or other heavy water soluble stabilizer. These examples were made using Vilene.
This set is created so you chain together the lace portions to create a border of any length. Each design section shows 2 colors. The first color stop is to stop the machine to align the previous segment for a continuous lace border as explained below. It is best to use the same color for the whole design.
The designs ending in - a - are used to continue chaining. Designs ending in - b - are to complete the chain of lace.
The free standing lace border for this hankie was created as one piece and sewn on the hankie after all the embroidery was complete. It helps to keep the stabilizer in place until after it is sewn on, then wash.