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                                                                                Create five unique items
                                                                                with a coordinating theme,
                                                                                arrange them in a basket,
                                                                                and you have one luscious
                                                                                and impressive gift
                                                                                presentation.

                                                                                Perfect for any special
                                                                                occasion such as a bridal
                                                                                shower, new baby,
                                                                                housewarming birthday, and
                                                                                more.




                                                                                Clock

                                                                                Click here to find the clock-
                                                                                making instructions.




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                                                                                Towel and Towel Topper

                                                                                Life is just a bowl of cherries,
                                                                                and these cherries have no
                                                                                pits. To make it easier to
                                                                                launder, the towel is attached
                                                                                to the topper with hook and
                                                                                loop fastener so it can be
                                                                                easily detached for the
                                                                                wash.

                                                                                I sewed the cherry blossom
                                                                                border on the bottom towel.
                                                                                Instead of using the colors
                                                                                provided, I selected hues of
                                                                                blue to match the 'crock' in
                                                                                the topper.

                                                                                Click here for the towel topper
                                                                                instructions.




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                                                                                Table Napkins

                                                                                These napkins will brighten
                                                                                any table, or make a great
                                                                                basket liner for breads. The
                                                                                bright color and blossoms
                                                                                all in bloom will make anyone
                                                                                smile!

                                                                                Use the cherry blossom
                                                                                corner design, and the
                                                                                instructions can be found
                                                                                here.




                                                                                Pot Holders

                                                                                Pulling a steaming casserole
                                                                                from the oven will be a
                                                                                pleasure when they use these
                                                                                nifty pot holders.

                                                                                Use the cherries feature
                                                                                design on one side and a fun
                                                                                cherry print on the other.

                                                                                Click here for instructions for
                                                                                these matching pot holders.




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              Padded Table Runner

              A table runner is just the thing to dress up a table for every day or for a holiday!
              Make a pretty canvas for your embroidery with off-white patches, and in the
              middle, a square of four is the perfect background for your centerpiece. Follow the
              instructions below. We used the Cherries feature design and the Cherry Blossom
              Corner - Curved.

                                                                                Supplies needed:

                                                                                   ●   1/3 yard of off-white
                                                                                       solid or print fabric
                                                                                   ●   1/3 yard of cherry print
                                                                                       fabric
                                                                                   ●   1/4 yard of green print
                                                                                       fabric
                                                                                   ●   5" by 10" scrap of red
                                                                                       print fabric
                                                                                   ●   33" by 13" piece of
                                                                                       light-weight batting.
                                                                                   ●   1 package of red
                                                                                       piping, or make your
                                                                                       own.
                                                                                   ●   Embroidery designs:
                                                                                       Cherry Home Decor
                                                                                       Pack
                                                                                   ●   Click here to find all of
                                                                                       the Home Decor
                                                                                       Packs from
                                                                                       Embroidery Library


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                                                                                Combine the cherries feature
                                                                                design and curved border on
                                                                                your machine or in your
                                                                                embroidery software. Sew the
                                                                                designs out on two pieces of
                                                                                the off-white fabric. The
                                                                                pieces of fabric need to be big
                                                                                enough to hoop while you are
                                                                                embroidering. When you have
                                                                                finished embroidering, cut
                                                                                them down to squares that
                                                                                are 8 1/2" by 8 1/2".
                                                                                Next, cut the other pieces for
                                                                                the runner.

                                                                                From the cherry fabric: Cut
                                                                                one piece that is 12 1/2" by
                                                                                32" and two squares that are
                                                                                4 1/2" by 4 1/2".
                                                                                From the green fabric: Cut
                                                                                two strips that are 32" long by
                                                                                2 1/2" wide and 4 strips that
                                                                                are 8 1/2" long by 2 1/2" wide.
                                                                                From the red scrap: Cut two
                                                                                squares that are 4 1/2" by 4
                                                                                1/2".




                                                                                Join the cherry and red
                                                                                squares as shown, into one
                                                                                large block.




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                                                                                Now, sew one short green
                                                                                strip to either side of the block
                                                                                that you just joined
                                                                                together. Then attach a
                                                                                cherry design block to each
                                                                                green strip. Last, attach a
                                                                                green strip to each end to
                                                                                complete the length of the
                                                                                table runner.



                                                                                Stitch the long green strips to
                                                                                each long side of the runner
                                                                                to complete the entire pieced
                                                                                top.




                                                                                Attach the piping to the edge
                                                                                of the right side of the pieced
                                                                                top. I used my zipper foot to
                                                                                get really close to the piping.




                                                                                Layer the pieces of the table
                                                                                runner as follows: batting,
                                                                                pieced top (right side up),
                                                                                then the backing piece (right
                                                                                side down.

                                                                                Stitch the whole unit together,
                                                                                using your zipper foot around
                                                                                the edge along the piping.
                                                                                Leave a 4" opening for
                                                                                turning.

                                                                                Trim the edges of the batting
                                                                                to 1/4", then turn the runner
                                                                                right side out.



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              Stitch the opening closed and topstitch around the edges of the runner. Quilt, if
              desired, around the blocks.


                                                                                Assemble the coordination
                                                                                pieces into a basket. This gift
                                                                                is sure to be the hit of any
                                                                                occasion and treasured by
                                                                                the recipient from years after.

                                                                                Think of the possibilities:

                                                                                     ●   Birthdays
                                                                                     ●   Anniversaries
                                                                                     ●   Baby showers
                                                                                     ●   Bridal showers
                                                                                     ●   Housewarming
                                                                                     ●   Weddings
                                                                                     ●   Graduations
                                                                                     ●   Any time!




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