It’s not a secret that Kathleen LOVES her some Monograms…

You know…

BIG…JUMBO Monograms…

And since this project is going to be for ME…I wanted to shake it up a bit, by adding some Fabric Bling to the mix!

Reese Witherspoon would be so PROUD of me!

LOL!

Let’s get moving…

I started off by choosing the 6×10 inch size of the Rounded Square Patch Applique from Baby Kay’s “Monogrammed Patches” design.I set it “on point” and then added my 3 letters in the 6” size of the Vine Monogram Font on top!

By choosing to start with the Square Patch Applique as a base for my completed design…I was able to add multiple colors to the mix.I chose a pretty Pink and Gray Plaid and then used HOT Pink Thread for the Vine Monogram on top!

It’s a WIN…WIN situation!

Here’s my design stats…

-7.85” X 7.85” square

-18,850 stitches

I prepped my 8×8 Full Fast Frame with Sticky Stabilizer and then found my center of the design using my rule of thumb of 2” below the neckline to the TOP of the design.Once you have the mark for the TOP of your design you can easily find your center.I also fused a piece of No Show Mesh Cutaway to the backside of my sweatshirt…for added permanent control during repeated washing’s.

***TIP…When I make shirts for adults I usually use the 2” number from the neckline to the Top of the design.Baby and Children’s garments I use a 3/4” to 1” number from the neckline to the Top of the design (this will depend on how SMALL the baby garment is).I like my designs to be up on the chest and not in the middle of the stomach…but that’s just a personal preference and you should use what ever design placement strikes your fancy!

Here she goes…

Are you thinking…

Red Clippie OVERLOAD?

I LOVE my Red Clippies from Clover…

and I’m NOT ashamed to use the WHOLE box!

LOL!

As you can see in the above picture…I have loaded my shirt upside down…with the waistline going in FIRST to the neck of the machine.Therefore…the design is loaded upside down too!This gives me “less stretching” at the neckline of my garment.

Once I had the Applique panel of fabric tacked down and trimmed…I slapped a piece of WSS on top and let Matilda Jane do her magic…stitching out all that FABULOUS satin work and triple bean stitch overlay!

Gracious ALIVE…

I LOVE it!

And just because I “CAN”…

Here’s a close up of this Fabulous NEW Monogrammed look…

TOOLS OF THE TRADE…

-Rounded Square Patch (from the Monogrammed Patches Design-I used the 6×10” size and set it on Point.

-Vine Monogram Font (I used the 6” size)

-Fast Frame (I used the FULL 8×8 inch size)

-Red Clover Clips (Joann’s-Hobby Lobby-On Line and Quilt Shops)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-No Show Mesh Cutaway Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-WSS (No Name Brand)

-Pink and Gray Plaid (Joann’s)

-Thread (Exquisite Brand) Light Gray #1707 and Hot Pink #325

-Jerzee Brand Sweatshirt (choose your favorite department store or on line store)

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design