2 minutes reading time (350 words)

SEW in love with this!

This was another find when we hit the sidewalk sale at Craft Warehouse. It’s one of those wooden panels that looks like a recessed cabinet door.

sew prep

I saw this idea for a project called “Monogram Grid” in the March/April 2014 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. I thought it would be fun to spell out a word instead of doing a monogram using their background application. I measured the inside measurement of the panel and divided it by three to get the area for design size. I found that the 6” square used in the magazine was going to work perfectly. I used the Perfect Embroidery Pro design program from DIME and started following the magazine directions just changing out my letters. I started with the “S”, of course, and put “E” and “W” in the background.

monogram grid

Saved it to my memory stick and then did the remaining two letters. Using Snap Hoop I stitched out the three letters.

sew prep final

I then glued batting to the tops only, of three pieces of foam core cut to size, drew a square around each design one inch bigger than the foam core size so that it would make it easier to center the design on to the foam core. I put strips of double stick tape on the back of the foam core and wrapped the fabric to the back and held the corners down with more tape. I then used E6000 glue to glue the three pieces into the panel. I decided to accent it by gluing ribbon across the two seam areas where the stitched panels met and around the four outside edges to give it a finished look. I think it turned out great.

monogram grid sew

I went back to get another of the panels, only in white this time, and I think I will do the word “JOY” for the holidays. Since I have been doing these home décor projects, I am now looking at picture frames, shadow boxes and other craft related items differently.

Stitched out on the Baby Lock Destiny
Snap Hoop by DIME
Designed using DIME Perfect Embroidery Pro

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Sunday, 21 October 2018