When we were designing Vintage Elegance we wanted to create a light and airy collection that includes cutwork and applique. We started by choosing our fabric. We picked bright ï¬?oral prints in pinks, blues and greens. We then chose thread colors to compliment the fabric. When we were digitizing the collection we chose cutwork stitches, light contour stitches, applique and candlewick stitches. When we stitched the designs we used the fabric we chose for the project in the designs as applique material so everything ties together perfectly. When you stitch these designs you will love how light they are, they will look great on tea towels, tablecloths and even clothing. A tutorial and project ideas are included in the following pages.