I am constantly seeking something unusual for my bridal shop. I enjoy bringing something really unique for selling to brides who appreciate beautiful things that I can product without fail over and over again.
The first thing that has to be absolute is that the design is well digitized. Seeking them is always a challenge. For one thing, you cannot see how the design is actually created. You can buy one and using the Alphabet Xpress software, you can check it out using the technique shown in The Computerist's Blog - Reverse Engineering a Design. That will show you the digitizing techniques used. You will, of course do a 'discovery sew' where you will be doing a sample/sew of the design under your circumstances.
I did my discovery sew without a single problem on this. I was so delighted with the placement and precise layout. I did my sample on a hankie but it would be excellent for napkins!
First, the instructions say to start with an adhesive stabilizer ready for the project. I prefer Ann's Water Soluble Adhesive Stabilizer for several reasons. First, it is very reasonably priced, second, it performs two jobs and it has never gummed up my needles.
The first line is the placement line, just as you would do if you were doing an applique.
Place the hankie, napkin or other corner object on that line.
Sew out the first stitching of the design.
I was concerned about the edge being in the right place and this one is right on target.
Trim away the fabric as close to the stitching as possible without cutting the stitching.
Place the next stitching and again, I am checking the line up of the edging. What a great match!
The last selection of stitches is placed. In this case, it included a fleur de lis, satin stitches and some lovely Candlewick style stitching.
Here is my sample. I love this design and feel it will be well appreciated by brides everywhere.
This design/photo is courtesy of Soniashowalterdesigns.com