Applique as Cutwork? Yes, You Can!

Last time, I showed you how to handle three layers of applique on a pre-purchased placemat. This time, we'll take the same design and stitch it out as cutwork on a matching napkin!

This project was first featured in Volume 106 of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. I used the Purple Applique Flower Design from BunnyCup Embroidery and added it to a pre-purchased napkin to match the applique on the placemat.

Where applique adds fabric, sometimes layers of fabric, onto a base fabric, cutwork cuts fabric away. When you have an applique design with satin-stitched edges, you can make the same design and stitch it up as cutwork.