This month’s vintage pattern freebie is from the 1940’s or 1950’s and features six different kitchenware items with assorted fruits and veggies. The designs are to be worked in both cross stitch and embroidery and can be used to embellish towels, table runners, curtains or whatever you like.
Here are the details from the original set:
This pattern contains motifs to be worked in cross stitch and simple embroidery to be used on kitchen linens. Linen or some other toweling should be used for linens and six strand cotton for embroidery. The motifs are to be done in two shades of one color and black or brown or a variety of colors.
One Towel: 1 yard of 16 or 18 inch material.
Breakfast Set: 1 runner 15 x 36 inches and 4 mats 12 x 18 inches; 1-1/8 yards 36 inch material.
36″ Cloth: 1 yard.
54″ Cloth: 1-1/2 yards 54 inch material.
Curtains: Depends on size and type desired.
Towel: Use one motif centered above one end.
Breakfast Set: Use one motif on each end of runner and one motif centered on lower edge of each mat.
Cloth: Use one motif in each corner.
Curtains: Use on valance or on bottom edge.
Embroidery: Follow Color Suggestions (below) and work continuous lines, outline stitch; crosses, cross stitch; single lines, single stitch; loops, lazy daisy stitch; dots, French knots or fine satin stitch.
Color Suggestions: Work crosses in two shades of predominating color of kitchen; outline, black or the darker shade used for crosses; cherries, strawberries, peaches, peas, carrots, and onions in their natural colors; leaves and stems, green.
Download & Printing Instructions
Directions: Click on desired image to access larger pattern (jpg format), right click and then save to your desktop. Each of the patterns have already been flipped so you can trace directly on top of them when transferring to fabric. You will find transfer tips here .
To Print: Uncheck your printer’s equivalent to “Print to Page” and “Maintain Aspect Ratio” so that each pattern stays true to actual size and will fit on a single sheet of paper.