Project Autumn Table Runner

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Intermediate  

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Quickly dress up any table with this autumn table runner. With Size It! from Amazing Designs and a Baby Lock sewing and embroidery machine, it's easy to create this project perfect for fall or Thanksgiving. Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • Pumpkins a Plenty Collection (ADP51) from Amazing Designs
  • Stabilize It! Tear-Away Stabilizer med wt. from Amazing Designs
  • Purchased burlap table runner from Hobby Lobby
  • Madeira® sewing embroidery threads
  • Temporary spray adhesive

Tools:

  • Baby Lock® sewing and embroidery machine
  • Size It! from Amazing Designs®

Steps:

  1. Open the Amazing Designs App on your desktop and follow the next set of steps:

    1. To place the hoop on the workspace, select the Tool tab and click on Select Hoop. Select the 200mm x 200mm hoop.

    2. Click on the Size It! tab on the top toolbar.

    3. Click on the Merge Design icon on the top menu. Retrieve design #SWNPP112 from the "Pumpkins a Plenty" design collection and click Open.

    4. Under the Home tab, click on the Rotate Left icon to rotate the design in the hoop.

    5. Select the Size It tab.

    6. Click on the icon to size the design larger to fit within the hoop.

    7. To print out a template of the design, click on Print Preview and follow the prompts to print out an exact sized copy of the design.

  2. Click on File Save As a working file format (blf) and then save as the format that your machine will read.

  3. Embroider the design onto each of the ends by following the following steps:

    1. Pin the embroidery template to one of the long ends so that it is centered from side-to-side.

    2. Hoop the tear-away stabilizer and spray with the temporary spray adhesive.

    3. Place the templated runner in the center of the hoop and finger press to secure.

    4. Retrieve the design.

    5. Center the needle over the cross-marks on the template. Remove the template from the hoop.

    6. Embroider the design using the Madeira embroidery threads.

    7. Repeat for the other end on the runner.

  4. Open the Amazing Designs App on your desktop and follow the next set of steps:

    1. To place the hoop on the workspace, select the Tool tab and click on Select Hoop. Select the 200mm x 300mm hoop and click on rotate 90°.

    2. Click on the Size It! tab on the top toolbar.

    3. Click on the Merge Design icon on the Top Ribbon. Retrieve design #SWNPP105 from the "Pumpkins a Plenty" Collection and click Open.

    4. In the Properties field, change the Width to 210mm and click Apply.

    5. Select the Home tab.

    6. To print out a template of the design click on Print Preview and follow the prompts to print out two exact sized copies of the design.

  5. Click on File Save As a working file format (blf) and then save as the format that your machine will read.

  6. Open the Amazing Designs App on your desktop and follow the next set of steps:

    1. To place the hoop on the workspace, select the Tool tab and click on Select Hoop. Select the 200mm x 200mm hoop and click on rotate 90°.

    2. Click on the Size It! tab on the top toolbar.

    3. In the Properties field, change the Height to 58mm and click Apply.

    4. Select the Home tab and with the design selected click on Copy, Paste to duplicate the design.

    5. Move the duplicated design to the left of the first design as shown in the following illustration. Use the gridlines for accurate placement of the designs.

    6. To print out a template of the design, click on Print Preview and follow the prompts to print out an exact sized copy of the design.

  7. Now it is time to finish the embroidery process. Pin the second and third design templates to the sides on the table runner by following the next set of steps:

    1. Fold the table runner in half and place the center line of the third design template on the fold line of the table runner.

    2. Pin the two templates from the second design on each side of the third design template.

    3. Hoop the tear-away stabilizer and spray with the temporary spray adhesive.

    4. Place the templated area of the third design in the center of hoop and finger press to secure.

    5. Retrieve the third design.

    6. Center the needle over the cross-marks on the template and remove the template from the hoop.

    7. Embroider the design following the color guide sheet for the designs.

    8. Hoop the tear-away stabilizer and spray with the temporary spray adhesive.

    9. Place one of the templated areas for the Second Design centered in the hoop and finger press to secure. Embroider the design.

    10. Place the last templated area in the hoop and embroider the design.

    11. Repeat these steps for the opposite side of the runner.

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