How to: Complete the Bee Grateful Printed Panel by Annemarie

August 19, 2022

How to: Complete the Bee Grateful Printed Panel by Annemarie

Think of all the wonderful reasons why you simply have to stitch this Bee Grateful Panel. We want you to succeed, so with these few basic steps you can complete your very own inspirational panel quilt!

The designs will be released as 5 separate projects:

  • ASH3420A - Take Time to smell the Flowers
  • ASH3420B - Treasure Natures Tiny Miracles
  • ASH3420C - As Sweet As Honey
  • ASH3420D - Bee Grateful
  • ASH3420E - The Flower doesn`t Dream of the Bee, it Blossoms and the Bee comes

Question 1 : Do I need to purchase the panel to try this design?
No, not at all. This design looks just as fabulous on plain fabric. Use the individual designs to create wall art, table runners, placemats or even a tote bag.

Question 2: Is it difficult?
No, it is not difficult, but you have to be consistent and follow 3 basic steps:
1. The orientation should ALWAYS stay the same. What do I mean? With the printed panel the name "Bee Grateful by Deb Strain” Print should always face you. Throughout the embroidery project, keep this orientation and DO NOT rotate the panel. 
2. Each design includes a printable template. This clearly shows the center of the design as well as the X and Y axis. When you keep to these 3 markers, your design will stitch out well. 
3. Prepare before you stitch. Print and cut out the PDF design file. The template will guide you to complete this project successfully.

Ready and excited? Enjoy stitching!

Get ready:

  • Printed panel (We used Bee Grateful panel by Deb Strain from Moda Fabrics) size approx. 23” x 45”. The panel can be purchased from a variety of online stores.
  • Thin batting (30" x 55")
  • Stabilizer for each hooping (we used water-soluble stabilizer)
  • Temporary Adhesive Spray (we use 505 spray)
  • Fabric for the back (30" x 55")
  • Optional - Spray starch
  • Optional - Safety pins (20 or more) or you can use a basting stitch to keep all the layers in place
  • Printed PDF files for placement of each design
  • Fabric markers
  • Pins to mark center point

Thread colors used:  Marathon Rayon & Polyester Thread

Code 1317 Grey (leaves), Code 2157 Orange (Sunflower), Code 1180 Black (Bees)

 1. Printed panel (We used Bee Grateful panel by Deb Strain from Moda Fabrics) size approx. 23” x 45”

  1. Print and cut you template. If you find that the x and y axis are difficult to see, mark them clearly.

3. Prepare your fabric. We used spray starch and ironed the panel to ensure a flat wrinkle free surface. Temporary adhesive spray works well to keep all the layers together.

 

4. Safety pins all around the outer edge work well for additional securing of the layers

 

 5. We used water-soluble stabilizer.

 

 6. Your stabilizer is hooped and your panel placed on top of the stabilizer inside the hoop. Place the design template to match the print on the panel. 

 

  1. The X axis should line up with the X axis of your hoop and Y axis with the Y axis on your hoop. The needle should start in the center. The center point is most important, as this is the starting point. 

 

 8. Stitch the 1st color stop = a running stitch. When you are happy with your placement, stitch the design or remove the running stitch and reposition your design.

 

  1. If you stitch on plain fabric, this is what your designs will look like. We included a few design options for you to use on a variety of projects.


For any questions, you are welcome to use my personal e-mail (below). 
We look forward to seeing photos of your Panel!

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Happy stitching!
Annemarie
e-mail: annemarie@astitchahalf.com




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