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    Super Member Short an Sweet's Avatar
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    This is a picture of one of the Placemats I am making for Christmas gifts. My question is with the Redwork embroidery and the Red Toile is it to busy?
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    It's beautiful! Have you tried putting the solid red next to the redwork? I think the redwork would really pop then. Then use the pretty read print for a border? Then binding it in red? Just my two cents worth! It really is pretty.

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    I think it looks really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlienQuilter
    It's beautiful! Have you tried putting the solid red next to the redwork? I think the redwork would really pop then. Then use the pretty read print for a border? Then binding it in red? Just my two cents worth! It really is pretty.
    I was thinking the exact same thing. Could you take a picture with the two half triangles turned so the red is near the redwork.

    Another question, did you do this redwork on your sewing machine? If not, where does one get redwork patterns to hand stitch?

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    k here it is with the red and the toile switched
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    These are so nice. I too think I would like the triangles switched. With red binding I think it would really bring attention to your beautiful redwork!Oh I see you did it love them this way!

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    here r the last 3 options (because I think all toile would be to much), I'm not usually this indecisive but since they are for gifts I want to get it right lol
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    I like the last options 1 and 2. Anything you do will be wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short an Sweet
    k here it is with the red and the toile switched
    I like this one the best, (red near the redwork, using the triangles) shows off the redwork the best, IMHO. The handwork is beautiful!! I think it needs the triangles.

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    I like it..........very nice not to busy to me...........calla

    number 1 JMO

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    Patricia- I have a Brother SE350 that does the embroidery, but I know all the craft stores that carry embroidery supplies have the patterns for redwork, I can't remember the name of the most common one but they are in yellow and white envelope style packaging. And I get most of the patterns for my machine from "designs by JUJU" on line.

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    I agree with Wolfkitty.

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    Oh I don't think the toile makes it too busy at all! I think it is a fabulous transition form the embroidery squares to the solid red. Very pretty!

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    I like your first picture, too.....toile next to the redwork, very complimentary; I'd bind in red.

    I'll send you my address by PM so you can send mine for Christmas. :wink:

    Jan in VA

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    I think they will be beautiful whichever you decide.

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    I like the toile with the red work!

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    It's so pretty! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    THe first option is my favorite..

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    nope, red triangles next to redwork and toile above and below works well. go for it. lovely work!!

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    I like option one and two. It really shows off your work.

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    Not too busy at all!!!!!!!
    They are lovely! :D

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    I like your original one the best, then bind in red.

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    I like the red and toile switched.. Thats very pretty compliments the redwork better.. Great Job.. I need 6 for my family and I will pm you my address... ha !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short an Sweet
    k here it is with the red and the toile switched
    This arrangement is my favorite!! Such beautiful work you do!

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    Too busy? Too beautiful! Makes me green! It's so beautiful..seriously gorgeous!

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