Fall for Fall! Create autumnal decor accents to delight guests and ghosts alike.
Fall in love with fall and invite the changing leaves inside to spruce up your nest. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween feast or getting an early start on Thanksgiving, these foliage themed projects are perfect for the season. The best part: the following embroidery designs are free!
An Autumn wreath will class up a front door or a dining room wall.
Purchase a wicker wreath base from a craft store and collect pine cones, acorns and other tree leavings while out for a walk.
Use the free appliqué leaf embroidery designs from CME Sept/Oct ’14 to create a plethora of embroidered leaves.
Attach the leaves, pine cones and other decor to the wreath using invisible thread or hot glue. Affix the wreath to a door or wall using a removable hook.
Set the table with the “Autumn Accents” place mats from Sew News Oct/Nov ’12 and have a beautiful fall table.
These delightful leaf and pumpkin place mats are sure to spruce up the table.
To add a touch of Halloween fun, purchase the CME Boo Bones alphabet and stitch out “Happy Haunting” on the place mats to encourage little ghouls and ghosts at your table.
Embroidering just the word BOO is free until Oct. 31, download the “B” and “O” embroidery designs now to get started. Whichever message you choose, these place mats are sure to add a touch of spooktacular fun to your table.
Add a touch of class with a leaf-be-decked candle wrap. The full details for this project can be found in the free ebook 3 Innovative Appliqué Designs, available for download today.
Just sign into the CME website to access the free ebook and get to stitching! Choose an appliqué design you enjoy to add to the candle wrap.
Lastly, create a hanging leaf mobile to complete the Autumnal decorations.
This leaf mobile is made of paper, but using embroidered leaves to create a similar look is sure to please.
To get started download the “Skeleton Leaf” design. This design is free until Oct. 31, 2014, grab it soon!
A hanging leaf mobile can be as elaborate or simple as you like. To achieve a similar look to the photo at left, stitch 60 leaves. The free-standing lace design will allow the light to flicker through the mobile playfully. Measure how long the mobile’s leaf strands should hang over the table, to do so, measure from the ceiling to the lowest point the mobile should reach.
The mobile will need 6” above the leaf strands to hang properly. Subtract 6” from the measurement, record as the strand length. Cut 10 lengths of invisible thread to the strand length plus 2”. Tie six leaves to each thread at regular intervals, leaving a 2” length at the upper thread end.
If you have especially high ceilings or if you want a very large mobile, you may need to embroider additional leaves to fill in any gaps.
Open a 6” embroidery hoop, tie the strands of leaves to the inner embroidery hoop ring at regular intervals. Reassemble the hoop. Cut 4 lengths of twine to 8”. Tie the twine lengths to the hoop evenly spaced.
Tie the four lengths together in a knot at the top. If you prefer, tie the twine lengths to a hoop for ease of hanging.
To complete the mobile, wrap the embroidery hoop in twine. Either tie off the end or hot glue it to the inside hoop to complete the look.
Hang the mobile over the table to show off your delightful creation.
Use this Autumn inspiration and get to stitching! Be sure to share your creations with the CME Flickr group, your projects always delight the editors.
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