Embroidery Frames – Part 5 of Embroidery Frames Tutorial – The Great Frame Up

I attached my frames to stitch blocks from my Kaleidoscope series.

Embroidery "blocks" from my Kaleidoscope series.
Embroidery “blocks” from my Kaleidoscope series.

From left to right these blocks are Purple Feathers10-Point StarGlorious Hearts, and Floral Fountains.

Audition your embroidery designs in the center of the frame to decide how you want it placed.

NOTE: Because of the way the artwork was made for the Lacy Hearts Frames, the outside of the frame is a little bit landscape or portrait depending on which way you turn it. So keep that in mind if you have several frames to make for your project. Make sure they are all turned the same direction.

Pin in place a couple pins on each side.

Use a straight stitch and the same top thread as you used to sew the embroidery.

Start sewing at the corner.

Start at the corner.
Start at the corner.

Hold the fabric in place while the machine takes 3-4 stitches

Then let the machine feed it along side of the satin stitch bar.

Sew up against the satin stitch bar but not into the satin stitch

Stop and remove pins as you come to them.

...or the pins may remind you.
…or the pins may remind you.

Follow the dashed line in the photo below.

  1. When you get to the end, hold the fabric in place while the machine takes 3-4 stitches
  2. Needle up, Presser foot up
  3. Jump over the curve (don’t cut the thread)
  4. Sew along the curve until you get to the next bar
  5. Hold the fabric in place while the machine takes 3-4 stitches
  6. Needle and Presser foot up
  7. Jump over to the curve to the corner (don’t’ cut the thread)
  8. Continue sewing in the manner until you return to the origin.
I'll tell you what my first grader teacher told me...follow the lines.
I’ll tell you what my first grader teacher told me…follow the lines.

Watch my video on how I do this

After applying the frame to the block, I flipped it over to the backside and trimmed the edges of the block off to about 1” larger all around the frame opening.

It takes an extraordinary amount of time making these tutorials for you. I hope you will read and study them in their entirety. If you have learned something from them, then the effort has been worth it and my goal has been reached.

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