For Christmas this past year, I made these Octagon Splendour Placemats as gifts for family. I like to give handmade machine embroidered or sewn gifts for the holidays.
This year I selected these Octagon Splendour Placemats which are machine embroidered with a pattern I purchased from Kreative Kiwi Machine Embroidery Designs.
I selected fabrics to match the recipient's personality. These placemats are a fun project to make because they are finished completely in-the-hoop and they are larger than my largest hoop size.
Learn more about these Octagon Splendour Placemats by clicking the link below to watch our video or keep reading this post.
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About this Octagon Splendor Placemat Design
These Octagon Splendor placemats are stitched in five hoopings. Four of the hoopings make and join the circle of the placemat. The last hooping stitches the center and attaches the previously stitched sections of the circle to the placemat.
The design includes two sizes to fit a 5x7 or 6x10 hoop. When stitching the placemat in a 5x7 hoop, the finished placemat is 11.5" wide. For the 6x10 hoop, the finished placemat is 16" wide.
So even if you don't have a larger hoop, the 5x7 makes a nice sized placemat!
All Kreative Kiwi's in the hoop placemat designs include a PDF photo step-by-step tutorial. This tutorial will guide you through the entire process of making this placemat.
So, if you've always wanted to make an in the hoop placemat, don't be afraid and try it out! Scroll to the end of this page for a link to the pattern.
Funky Mushrooms & Ferns - For a mushroom forager.
WHAT YOU NEED to make the placemats
- Kreative Kiwi Octagon Splendour Placemat Design
- Light, Medium and Dark Fabrics
- Backing Fabric
- Pellon 504 Batting
- Fabric type wash away stabilizer
- Neutral Machine Embroidery Thread
- Matching Machine Embroidery Thread for Satin Stitching
- Curved Embroidery Scissors
- Embroidery Machine
Find links to the supplies and the design at the end of this article.
How the octagon splendor placemats are stitched
These Octagon Splendour placemats are stitched in five separate hoopings. The first four hoopings build the circle of the placemat. Each hooping stitches two sections of the circle.
Where's the Coffee? This one is perfect for a coffee lover and would look nice at your coffee station.
When stitching the 2nd - 4th hoopings, there are places in the design where the machine stops and the instructions guide you to place the previously stitched section against the side of the design in the hoop.
The next step will stitch a zig-zag stitch over the two raw edges to attach them together. A satin stitch completes the section.
For a History Buff - World Traveler Fabric
If you would like to see how these placemats are joined in the hoop, click to see my previous video and photo tutorial, How to Join Sections on Kreative Kiwi Placemat Designs.
Moths and Mushrooms - This lovely placemat is for someone who likes to forage.
These placemats use a machine embroidery applique technique to place and trim the fabrics. We have a tutorial on How to Machine Embroidery Applique, so if you haven't tried it before, watch our tutorial.
Chickens Everywhere! This one is for a hen keeper.
TIP! These placemats have a LOT of satin stitching! With the five hoopings and all of the satin stitches, I needed to conserve my satin stitch thread. I recommend using a neutral thread for the first steps in each hooping up until the quilting stitches. Before starting the quilting stitches, switch to the thread for the satin stitching.
I actually ran out of thread while making one of the placemats. Luckily I had another spool that was VERY CLOSE in color so I could finish!
Plants, Plants & More Plants! For a plant lover.
If you use a matching thread in the bobbin when stitching the satin stitches, the placemat can be reversible. Below is a view of the back of one of the placemats.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these Octagon Splendor Placemats and consider making them for yourself or as gifts.
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Here are some other placemat or table topper designs you may want to machine embroider.
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