Gingham Kitchen Motifs: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}

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Good news for vintage embroidery fans, here’s another freebie set from my collection! This series is Gingham Kitchen Motifs for Towels or Linens and was printed sometime in the 1940s.

Gingham Kitchen Motifs Embroidery Pattern Set - Vintage 1940's

Gingham Kitchen Motifs Embroidery Pattern Set - Vintage 1940's

The design set features 3 gingham vegetables and 3 gingham fruits that can be worked on dish toweling or any other linen you like.

Here are the original instructions along with the individual pattern downloads…

Materials needed:

  • Use dish toweling for towels; linens, muslin, percale, gingham or a similar material for other articles.
  • Use six strand or perle cotton for embroidery.

To Place Motifs: Center one large motif about one inch above edge of a towel.

Downloads

Directions: Click on image to access larger pattern (jpg file format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the files have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric, you’ll find tips for transferring patterns here.

Beets

Beets

Cherries

Cherries

Green Beans

Green Beans

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

To Embroider

Work in the colors suggested under Color Schemes and embroider as follows:

  • Crosses: Cross stitch
  • Continuous lines: Outline stitch
  • Broken lines: Running stitch
  • Single line: Single stitch

Color Schemes: The motifs may be done in two colors, in shades of one color, or in a variety of colors as follows:

  • Fruits and vegetables: Natural colors
  • Leaves: Shades of green
  • Stems: Green or brown
  • Background: A color to contrast with color used for fruit and vegetables or black

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Published: August 11, 2010
Updated: November 21, 2011

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2 Comments to “Gingham Kitchen Motifs: {Cross Stitch & Embroidery}”
  1. Ann says:

    Thank you for this new set you have started. Look forward to collecting them.

  2. Ez says:

    I want to thank you for each and everyone of your Newsletters. I have started waiting in anticipation for Wednesday for that is when it comes. I have introduced it to many people and they anxiously wait for them.
    Bless you and again thank you so much!


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