Freestanding lace is a beloved technique here at Anita Goodesign. This technique is versatile, simple, and adds a touch of elegance to every project! For this project, you can use two of the same lace design to cap off the ends of a piece of fabric to turn it into a table runner in any length you desire. Use fabric like solid cotton or linen to make your lace runner simple and sleek for everyday use, or take it to the next level by using a bold, printed fabric. Stitch these designs in any color you’d like to match your home decor, or bring them out for seasonal meals and other special occasions. You can even jazz up a seasonal runner by stitching it on a more luxe fabric, such as silk dupioni!
The lace is created and attached in the hoop by stitching on water soluble stabilizer, which is rinsed away at the end for the freestanding effect. The lace is specially digitized to not unravel, for an effortless doily effect that is delicate but sturdy. Once you stitch your lace ends, simply use your machine to hem the long edges of the fabric, and your runner is complete!
This collection is perfect for combining with other freestanding lace collections. Use multiple collections together to deck your table out with placemats, napkin rings, and coasters to match your new runner!