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Americana Napkin Set

Summer time is almost here! There are a lot of opportunities for celebrating the red, white, and blue! We want to be outside hiking, picnicing, swimming, and enjoying family time so this quick-to-stitch project is perfect to get some stitching time in while leaving plenty of time for play.


What you'll need

4- cotton napkins

4- water soluble press on stabilizer to fit hoop

Embroidery thread as stated in the color sequence

Spray starch for pressing napkins

Featured Design


  • Because you may want to use bleach (or even a brightening non-bleach) agent to remove stains and brighten the napkins after use, be sure to stitch the designs in polyester thread; rayon thread is not color fast against these products.
  • Follow the manufacturers directions on all products used.



  • Print out the designs at actual size.

  • Press the napkins with spray starch.
  • Cut out the printed designs
  • Fold the napkin in half lengthwise and determine the design placement.
  • For these napkins, the center of the design was placed 3” above the top of the hem stitching line.

  • Measure and cut a piece of the waters-soluble press on stabilizer.
  • Center the stabilizer on the back of the napkin where the embroidery will be and use a press cloth to press into place.



  • Load the design on the machine.
  • Rotate the design 180 degrees if needed.
  • Select the thread color stitching order.

  • Hoop the napkin, centering the pin.
  • Align the design to the center mark on the napkin; remove the pin.

  • Stitch the design following the color sequence.

Final Steps

  • Repeat the steps to stitch all the napkins with the designs.
  • Wash the napkins to remove the stabilizer and then dry.
  • Press the napkins with spray starch and then fold them.


Congratulations! Whether for yourself or a gift, learning new ways to use designs increases your enjoyment of stitching. There is no doubt your project will be a “Grand Slam!”

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3 free designs per week with no purchase,

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