Square Centerpiece

This square centerpiece in an authentic 1896 Victorian design. This lovely linen table center would look lovely on any dining table.

To make this centerpiece, duplicate the design below on a fine quality linen. The design can be printed out (Illustration 2) and enlarged to the size required. The design consists of Wild Roses and leaves, with corner bow knots of ribbon. Size when finished is 24 x 24 inches, including hemstitched hem.

Square Centerpiece – Victorian Table Linen
Illustration No. 1

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Square Centerpiece – Victorian Table Linen
Illustration No. 2

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The flowers and leaves could be done in outline with pleasing effect, but will be very elegant if worked in Long and Short Stitch. It will add greatly to their beauty if, after the ribbon is outlined, the spaces are filled in with fancy stitches, such as Cat Stitch, Feather Stitch, double rows of Long and Short Buttonholing, etc.

Make some of the roses light, some dark. For this particular centerpiece, four shades of light pink and four shades of dark pink were used. A light or medium yellow for the centers was used. Bow-knots were white, off-white or light cream. For the rose leaves, three shades of green were used.

Here are some AUTHENTIC Victorian Centerpiece Patterns


Round Centerpiece   Oblong Centerpiece

Bachelor Button Centerpiece

Narcissus Table Runner      Morning Glory Centerpiece

Violet Centerpiece



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