by lidiad ( edited 09 Jun 2014 ) 24 May 2012

A gift to my hubby's niece who is getting married in a few weeks. It's my first tablecloth, I bought the blank tablecloth and napkins from All Blanks and embroidered the centre, the four corners and the napkins. The central design is about 50 cm (20" approx)wide. Rose design by Cathy de France, Monograms and embroidery onto the napkins from Sonia Showalter Designs. I have used the placement designs from Mops (Martine) for the napkins and the corners of the tablecloth. My Hubby has requested the monograms to be embroidered as well, to personalize the tablecloth. At first I did not want to embroider them but when I found the little rose monogram from Sonia, I thought that it could blend in. The tray is from Georg Jensen, from Denmark.

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by dilceia 26 May 2012

Wonderful work, and a wonderful wedding gift!

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lidiad by lidiad 27 May 2012

Thank you, Dilceia! Hugs, Lidia

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by zedna 26 May 2012

Great work, they will love the gifts!

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lidiad by lidiad 27 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by buffy1 26 May 2012

It is beautiful! Great job!

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lidiad by lidiad 26 May 2012

Thank you, buffy! Hugs, Lidia

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by nanniesara 26 May 2012

Great job and it is beautiful!

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lidiad by lidiad 26 May 2012

Thank you, nanniesara. Hugs, Lidia

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by de105 26 May 2012

Beautiful gift!

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lidiad by lidiad 26 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by highlandermom 24 May 2012

Beautifully done!!!

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lidiad by lidiad 25 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by shirlener88 24 May 2012

Great job and lovely presentation.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Shirlene! It took me a lot of time and preparation, as I have never done it before, and I'm just relieved that it's finished and despatched. :)

shirlener88 by shirlener88 26 May 2012

I am glad it was a good experience for you - you did a wonderful job with the placement.

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by auntbaba 24 May 2012

Beautiful work, and a wonderful wedding gift!

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by blueeyedblonde 24 May 2012

very nice!

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by zoefzoef 24 May 2012

you have been busy, and it's a very nice result !

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Zoe! Hugs, Lidia

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by noah 24 May 2012

way to go hugs:):)

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Carolyn. Hugs, Lidia

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by bumblebee 24 May 2012

Very preety

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Linda. Hugs, Lidia

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by obaachan 24 May 2012

BEAUTIFUL ! Looks so elegant ! Your niece is going to love these gifts ! Good stitching !

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Jo! Hugs, Lidia

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by mops Moderator 24 May 2012

You made a beautiful set, the roses are lovely and I like the tray very much. Those Danish designs have such modern, clean lines! Nice to know you could use the placement line - I find it makes life easier, don't you.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Martine, for your nice comments and for the placement lines - yes, embroidering the designs on the corner of the tablecloth and the napkins has been very easy and saved me a lot of time.

lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

We have chosen that tray not only because we liked it a lot but also because the bride and groom have chosen modern-style furniture for their apartment, so it should complement their decor.

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by oaro 24 May 2012

beautiful gift great job

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Maria. Hugs, Lidia

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by cfidl 24 May 2012

Wow they are so elegant! Love the mongram! Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you. Hugs, Lidia

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by teun 24 May 2012

Sieht fantastisch aus

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by pldc 24 May 2012

Beautiful!

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you. Hugs, Lidia

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by laffma1 24 May 2012

It is exquisite!! The Bride & Groom are going to treasure this gift for years to come. Very well done.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, laffma! Hugs, Lidia

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by lidiad 24 May 2012

This photo shows the tablecloth placed onto the hoop, ready for the third part of the design to be embroidered.
I have used many pins :) You can see the shape of the hoop underneath the fabric.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Of course, the pins are placed outside the stitching path of the embroidery. LOL

shirlener88 by shirlener88 24 May 2012

super job.

lidiad by lidiad 27 May 2012

ttt

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by jerseygirl 24 May 2012

Gorgeous! How did you stabilize?

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Jerseygirl. I have hooped two layers of water-soluble vilene in my 200x360mm hoop and placed the tablecloth on top. I have used many, many pins to keep the fabric in place. I have embroidered the central design in three hoopings. I will upload a picture in a few minutes.

lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

I will upload a picture in a few minutes.
Hugs, Lidia

jerseygirl by jerseygirl 24 May 2012

Thanks, it looks so smooth. I have cloths waiting for me to take the plunge, but I've been hesitant for fear the designs would not lay flat.

lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

I understand that you have been hesitant... I was terrified of doing this job that I have never done before.

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by vero28 24 May 2012

Good work and great gift. Fresh, colorful, simple, class. Congratulations.

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you! Hugs, Lidia

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by lyns 24 May 2012

what a lovely set. well done. xx

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lidiad by lidiad 24 May 2012

Thank you, Lyn. Hugs, Lidia

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by lidiad 24 May 2012

This is the rose design, from Cathy de France, I have embroidered in the four corners, using the placement lines from Mops.

Correction: ...the tray is by Georg Jensen from Denmark.

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cfidl by cfidl 24 May 2012

ttt

shirlener88 by shirlener88 24 May 2012

thanks for all the design info.

lidiad by lidiad 27 May 2012

ttt

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