Scary Laun­dry

De­sign by Frony Rit­ter of Frony Rit­ter De­signs

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Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Be­gin­ner

Ma­te­ri­als • 9"x 9" piece 14- count ivory Aida* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • One spool Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4* • Size 24 ta­pes­try nee­dle *See Where to Find It on page 110. Stitch Count: 39H x 47W De­sign Size: 23/4" x 33/8"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over one square us­ing two strands of floss or one strand very fine braid # 4. Where small sym­bols ap­pear, work par­tial cross stitch pierc­ing Aida.

Back­stitch over one square us­ing one strand 310/45053. Fin­ish­ing Ma­te­ri­als & In­struc­tions • Or­ange and green cot­ton fab­rics • Thin quilt bat­ting • Two mini spring-type clothes­pins • Satin ribbon: or­ange, lime green • White craft glue • Sewing ma­chine (op­tional)

From green fab­ric, cut two pieces 11/2" x 31/4" and two pieces 11/2" x 37/8".

From or­ange fab­ric, cut one strip 11/2" x 5"; cut strip again into four 11/4" x 11/2" pieces. Cut one piece 71/2" x 8".

With right sides to­gether and re­fer­ring to photo through­out, stitch shorter pieces of green fab­ric to right- and left-hand edges of stitched piece us­ing 1/4" seam al­lowance. Trim fab­ric edges so that stitched piece and fab­ric form a rec­tan­gle.

With right sides to­gether, stitch or­ange pieces to ends of longer pieces of green fab­ric us­ing 1/4" seam al­lowance. With right sides to­gether, sew pieced strips to top and bot­tom edges of stitched piece. Press.

Sandwich bat­ting be­tween wrong sides of stitched piece and re­main­ing or­ange fab­ric. Baste lay­ers to­gether 1/2" from edges; trim edges of bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric even with stitched piece as needed.

Us­ing black thread, ma­chine-stitch around edges with close zigzag stitch (satin stitch) or hand-sew satin stitch from bast­ing stitch to 1/4" from bast­ing stitch. Trim edges.

Clip rib­bons to up­per cor­ners us­ing small clothes­pins to cre­ate hanger.

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