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