MARCH - 2011
                                                    HOT ROLL SERVER
                                                          CLASS NO. 48

A wonderful gift item.  This is a project to test your skills. Embroidery and put together 3 circles of
fabric to make pockets for rolls, biscuits, etc.  Dress up your table for special occasions.


3 - 14 inch square white linen or comparative fabrics
Cotton edging approx ¾ inch wide
Optional - ribbon for tying
 Or 2 sets of snaps
Wing needle
Tear Away stabilizer - paper tissue type
Fabric marking pen
Sewing machine with embroidery accessories
Bobbin thread
Spray starch
Basic sewing kit
Spray starch
Favorite embroidery flower design of your choice (SIZE 60 x 70mm)
 Or --- use provided embroidery design
Threads:  embroidery threads (size 40) colors your choice for the design
 One spool each size 40 and size 30(optional) - ecru (off white) embroidery thread.


Make a paper pattern --- draw all the lines.   See drawing below.

Spray starch (2-3 times) and iron fabric pieces.   A firm fabric will stitch better.  Fold and finger
press the 3 fabric pieces into fourths.

Trace the pattern onto each piece of fabric. Be sure the pattern is centered on fabric.  Do not cut

ON FABRIC NO. 1 - using  the embroidery template, mark three sections center points for
embroidery.  Mark the stitching  lines on each square of fabric for candlewick (directions below) or
decorative stitching  -  following the pattern.

ON FABRIC NO. 1 - EMBROIDERY DESIGNS FIRST - on one piece of fabric - using Tear Away
under the fabric - hoop together, line up the center point of the design and stitch.  Embroidery the
other  two areas.   Stitch the candlewick or a decor stitch on the drawn line.

or open toe foot  or a candlewick foot,  keep Tear Away on back of fabric.  Program candlewick
instructions (for D-1) are below.  Stitch on the marked line.   Stitch a scallop edge stitch on the edge

ON FABRIC NO. 3 -  Do the same as on Fabric No. 2 – or do a built in decorative stitch.

EDGES – Edges can be finished as you prefer.   1.) Do a simple satin stitch edge.  2.) Stitch a
scallop satin edge with your built in stitches.  3.)  Apply a lace edge.    Use the drawn edge line
made with a fabric pen.  

Pin the lace edging on the drawn cutting line.  Using the wing needle and size 40 - ecru embroidery
thread, select stitch  D-7 and attach lace to the fabric.   At the indention places, pinch the lace for
stitching and on the rounded scallop line push lace to gather a little for laying smooth.

Stitch the lace edging on the other 2 pieces of fabric OR finish to your preference.

Apply some Fray Chek and trim the fabric close to the stitching --- taking care not to cut stitching.  
Clip where necessary.   

Place fabric circles 1 and 2 right sides together - centering and stitch on the drawn section lines.  
Start at the outside and stitch toward the center.  It could be stitched with a decorative stitch.

Place the 3rd piece of fabric underneath the other two --- making sure they are centered together.  
Fold the top layer back and pin.   Stitch the 2nd and 3rd layers together in the center of each
section.   Begin at the outer edge and stitch about 2 inches toward the center.

Attach ribbon at the dot marks or sew snaps/hook, eyes at the marked places.   Trim off excessive
fabric and threads.


Candlewick is an old fashion embroidery technique using heavy thread (early American ladies
actually used candlewick yarn) and doing French knots.  Try this machine technique on a simple
design lines.  Below are instructions on programming in the D-1.  It’s best to use a candlewick foot
or a B foot.

Turn on machine and press PROG.
    Empty a Memory slot
    A  2  0.0 L
    A  2  0.0 L
    A  2  0.0 L
    C 22  -1 elg  0.0 L 2.5 W
    A  2  0.0 L
    A  2  0.0 L
    A  2  0.0 L
    A  2  1.0 L
    A  2  1.0 L
    A  2  1.0 L
    A  2  1.0 L
    Press  REP.



Fold fabric into fourths.    Place pattern on fabric matching the center point and folds.    Draw
stitching lines on  fabric on the scallop lines.  Do not cut.   Draw candlewick or décor stitching lines
and place a large X or a large dot where the center is for the design.   Do all 3 pieces of fabric.    
Place a dot on the space where the decor stitches will be.   This will be placement for the
snaps/ribbon.   Final size should be 12 inches.

Ellen Mason - JOY Designs