Dandelion Table Runner

August 19, 2022

This beautiful table runner is made out of individual flowers combined in the embroidery software. Follow the instructions to make your own dandelion garden!

What you need:

  • Dandelion Embroidery files
  • Embroidery hoop 360x200mm or larger
  • Tear-Away stabilizer
  • Linen fabric, cut 1 piece 20” (50cm) x desired length 
  • Embroidery thread
  • Matching sewing thread

 

Preparations

  1. Open  the embroidery software, choose a Blank Canvas and  the hoop you want,  select Rotated Orientation. Go to Fiile, click Insert, and add the embroidery files. Just place them on the work area, we will arrange them in the next step.

2. Start arranging the embroidery combination. You can flip and rotate the different parts as desired and move them up and down in the filmstrip to make the different objects stand in front or in the back .

3. Think of the bottom line of the embroidery area as the ground, do not worry about stems going below the line, we will fix that later!

4. When you are pleased with the result it is time to combine the embroidery. Go to Combine, CombineAll.

5. To remove the stems at the bottom, move the combined embroidery up and align it with one horizontal line in the background grid.

6. Go to Modify Tab, choose Box Select and draw a box around the part you want to remove.

7. Click on Delete when the box has white corners., the result will look like this:

Optional:

Follow the steps below If you want to “break out” some seeds from the dandelion.

8. Go to the modify tab again, choose the area with the seeds (right side in the embroidery) and zoom in.

9. Choose the Point Select tool and make points around the object, right click when you are done

10. Click Copy, the seed will show in the clipboard window. Go to Home Tab

11. Click on Paste and arrange the seeds where you want them, then go to Combine, Combine All.

Stitch out the embroidery

12. Mark the center of the linen lengthwise. Then mark a line 7” (18cm) up from the short side on both ends. This is the center of the embroidery.

13. Hoop the linen with a stabilizer matching the vertical and horizontal lines and the center point. Stitch out the embroidery on both ends of the linen piece.

Making the hem

Fold all raw edges 1” (2,5cm)  twice. Stitch with a Blanket Stitch 1” (2,5cm) from the edge, catching the folded edges.  This will resemble an old fashioned stitched hem. If you prefer, you can use a straight stitch.