Saturday, August 15, 2015

I'm so happy to introduce the Perfect Place Settings Collection. Create adorable Placemats, Mug Rugs, and Coasters with these start-to-finish 'in the hoop' designs! They feature a whimsical font and a lovely scalloped applique border that adds elegance to whimsy.

Perfect Placemats, Mug Rugs, Coasters 'In the Hoop' Embroidery Machine Design
There's a bit of a story behind the humungous placemat design. They are THE biggest 'in the hoop' designs I have ever created! As BERNINA's Spokesperson, I use their amazing 16 needle BERNINA E 16 embroidery machine in my studio. The E 16 has a big (HUGE!) 16" x 16" wooden hope that will make you swoon! The minute I saw the BERNINA E 16 at a BERNINA event last year, I started dreaming up BIG designs that would take advantage of the vast hoop size - including placemats and pillows.

Perfect Placemats, Mug Rugs, Coasters 'In the Hoop' Embroidery Machine Design
Perfect Place Settings In the Hoop Designs

This spring BERNINA asked me to create a series of designs that would help their dealers showcase the many fabulous features of the E 16. I knew an 'in the hoop' placemat would demonstrate just how big you can go with the wooden hoop, so I set off designing and fell in love with my creation. I decided to also create Mug Rugs and Coasters to round off the collection, plus a Sewing Pattern with Applique Monograms for those who aren't lucky enough to have the E16, but want to create the placemats - starting in the hoop, and ending on the sewing machine.

The Perfect Placemats and More Collection is available in independent sewing and fabric stores around the country, and we encourage you to buy local, if possible. If not, use the link below to purchase from our website. I truly hope you like these pretty 'in the hoop' designs as much as I enjoyed creating them!

See the collection HERE: