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Pillow Front
1.
Press and fold the colored piece of fabric in half.
2.
Using the Madeira appliqué template, draw the template onto ½ of the colored piece.
3.
Place the wash-away basting thread into the bobbin of the machine.
4.
Using a tiny straight stitch (L=1.5) sew along the marked line.
5.
Cut about ¼ inch from the inside stitching line. Clip as needed.
6.
Turn the piece right side out. Make sure to poke out the corners.
7.
Press the piece. Spray with starch and press again. Repeat starching and pressing until the wash-away basting thread pops apart.
8.
Lay the colored piece over the white stitched piece centering the stitches in the open area.
9.
Pin the two pieces together.
10.
Remove the wash-away stabilizer from your machine.
11.
Using the size 100 needle, sew a pin stitch (L=3.0, W=3.0) or another decorative stitch around the colored piece.
12.
Remove the stabilizer.
13.
Place the lining piece onto the back of the front piece.
14.
Press the front piece and cut it to 11 x 11 inches
15.
Fold the piece into quarters and mark the quarter line as a dot on the fabric edge.
16.
Set the front piece aside.

Ruffle
1.
Sew together the two 4 inch pieces of white batiste creating a 90 x 4 inch piece.
2.
Fold under a ¾ in hem.
3.
Find a scallop stitch on your machine that will look good on a fold. Alternatively, you can sew a blind hem stitch along the edge (do not use stabilizer).
4.
Sew a decorative stitch along the top hemline, encasing the raw edge as you sew. As you sew, place the stabilizer strips under the stitching.
5.
Sew one more row of decorative stitches above the last row.
6.
Sew a basting stitch (L=4.0) ¼ inch and ½ inch along the edge of the ruffle to create gathering threads.
7.
Sew the short edges of the ruffle together creating a large circle.
8.
Mark the circle into quarters.
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