I prefer to pre-cut designs to the required shape and size and stitch on WWS. This can be accomplished by printing out the design to use as a pattern. If the fabric has a tendency to fray, use Wonder-Under or similar iron-on product prior to cutting. The "placement" or "tack-down" stitch is then used to guide the pre-cut fabric into place.
use double wss stabilizer wet the edges after you cut the fabric away so you get a clean edge hugs Ursula
Trim the fabric close to the outer stitching just before stitching the satin stitch border. Also refer to the answer I have written to your question under my latest doily. Hugs, Lidia
dixie, listen to this woman. Lidiad makes some of the most beautiful doilies as seen in Projects and featured in Sue Box.
That's right she does
Hers edges are fantastic!
And having a wide border makes it easier than having a narrow one. That's what Lidia taught me years ago and I digitise 5mm borders ever since.