Cherry Hill Stitchery is celebrating our one year Etsy-Versary! I am so truly grateful for the support from the stitching community and wanted to say thank you with an Etsy-exclusive fall stitch!
This fun, autumn-themed pattern is called "Grateful." It features pumpkins, polka dots, gingham and ombre... all in bright fall hues.
As stitched, this design uses shades of orange, green and brown. It calls for DMC threads and uses whole stitches only. Did you know Cherry Hill Stitchery patterns are all .PDF's that have been formatted for home printers? True story. You can totally skip the printer and stitch straight from an electronic device like a tablet as well. Each pattern comes with a color version...
and a black/white symbol version...
so you can stitch from the format that works best for you!
WHERE TO BUY: This design will only be available in the Cherry Hill Stitchery Etsy shop. You can find it here.
RECREATE THE LOOK: I tend to finish everything as a mounted flat because fabric, cording, and bows all together make me happy. Also, flats are super easy to store. They don't take up much room at all when you need to pack them away until next season. This model was finished as a mounted flat, too. Cording: I used my Kreinik corder to spin 6 lengths 6 ply DMC into cording. I used 3 lengths of DMC 898 and 3 lengths of DMC 838. There is just enough difference in the two colors to add a little bit of dimension without being overbearing. Bow: I used a 9 inch length of 7/8" chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon for the base bow. (Offray brand) I used a 14 inch length of 3/8" orange grosgrain ribbon for the top bow. (Offray brand) I used a 3/4" green button that came in a green bulk button pack for the centerpiece. (Walmart) All bow tails were trimmed to size, clipped vertically, and sealed with fray check. Padding: I layered Warm and White natural craft batting under the stitching Boards: I used backing board and Aleen's tacky glue to mount everything. I cut the backing board with a dedicated rotary cutter. Fabric: The green gingham fabric is by Lori Holt. It's from her Cozy Christmas Line by Riley Blake Designs. The SKU is C7972-GREEN.
Hope that helps! If you need more of a walkthrough, check out the tutorials on the Cherry Hill Stitchery Flosstube channel. (Tutorials have pink thumbnails, the rest of the videos have photo thumbnails).
WHILE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TUTORIALS:
I am NOT a camera happy Flosstuber (Major hats off to those of you who are!) However, since I can't come hang out at your house and help you finish your designs...the tutorials will have to do. You can find them here. If you don't want to talk materials, skip the first few minutes. I list everything I mention in the description box down below each video, so you can refer to that if you are pressed for time. I don't claim to have exclusive know-how on the only right way to finish a piece (I'm not even positive my way is a right way...) BUT. I can show you how I do it. If you don't have time to comb through all of the videos, let me break them down for you so that you can just jump in where you need the extra help.
Video 1 covers margins, cutting backing board, adding batting and gluing your piece into the first building block. If you need help with any of those things, start here. Video 2 gives lots of tips to make your piece look more polished, talks about how to *attach* cording and make it lay flat in the back and look smooth from the front, and walks you through making a fabric sandwich for your mounted flat. If you feel comfortable cutting out your piece and gluing it onto backing board yourself, but feel a little bit shaky on how to wrap it in cording or just need some help making a polished, fabric-wrapped flat, start here.
Video 3 shows you how to do 2 types of no-sew bows. Video 4 is a super-duper basic walk through for people who need a little confidence boost on their covered button skills. Again, I was casting a broad net so those of you who have never even opened a box of covered buttons before can comfortably branch out and start adding them to your bow centerpieces. Video 5 walks you through how to *make* cording using a Kreinik corder.
As always, I'm here to help if you need anything. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via the Cherry Hill Stitchery Facebook page, Instagram page, or Etsy Shop. Happy Stitching!