Our “Pumpkin Patch” design can be reproduced on a Quantum XL-150, XL-1000, XL-5000 or XL-6000 using your PSW software. It can also be reproduced on the Futura machines. Use your favorite color of Robison-Anton thread to sew this design.
1 yard fabric
11” x 15” rectangle cotton batting
1 package black rickrack
One button (a Halloween theme button works well)
Temporary spray adhesive
Robison Anton machine embroidery threads:
• 2289 Rust
• 2251 Brown
• 2486 Storm Gray
• 2296 Black
• 2235 Canary
Lightweight tear-away stabilizer to fit hoop
All purpose sewing thread to match fabric
Black all purpose sewing thread
Pumpkin embroidery design
*Please print the pumpkin pattern at 123% to get the correct size.
1. Draw outline of bib pattern on fabric.
2. Find vertical center by folding in half – finger press or mark fold line.
3. Mark horizontal center 3” down from neck edge.
4. Center fabric on top of batting piece and pin to secure.
5. Hoop lightweight tear-away stabilizer, and spray lightly with temporary spray adhesive.
Directions for Futura users:
1. Turn on the Futura machine.
2. Place large hoop with the stabilizer onto the machine.
3. Open Futura software. In the TEXT portion of the software, type a small period in the text box and apply stitches. Center the pattern by using the center function of the software.
4. Open a new screen and open one of the fish designs. Center the design by using the center function in the software.
5. Transmit the first pattern (the period) to the Futura machine. Using the period to find the center of the hoop, place the fabric on top of the adhesive stabilizer and insert the needle in the center of the x-y line. When the fabric is in the desired position, press firmly into place smoothing from the center out. This will assure that the design will sew in the proper position. Cancel transmission.
6. Place a piece of water soluble stabilizer on top of the area to be stitched. This will prevent the embroidery stitches sinking into the fabric nap.
7. Now transmit the pumpkin design to the machine. Stitch using this design.
Directions for QUANTUM XL-15O, XL1000, XL-5000 and XL-6000 users:
1. Turn on machine and place medium hoop with adhesive stabilizer on machine.
2. Using the built-in lettering, enter a small (7mm) period. Use the editing tools to center the period.
3. Open the pumpkin design. Use the editing tools to center the design.
4. On the sew screen start sewing out the period without thread in the machine needle. Machine will move to center of the hoop and only sew a few stitches before it stops. Clear the error message. Place the fabric on top of the adhesive stabilizer. Insert the needle in the center of the X-Y lines. This will ensure that the design will stitch in the center of the square. When the square is correctly placed, press the fabric onto the stabilizer, smoothing from the center out. Cancel embroidery. Using the eyeglasses, move to the pumpkin pattern.
5. Thread machine and stitch out the design.
1. Place a bib-sized piece of fabric on the bottom of the embroidered piece, having the wrong side of the fabric against the batting.
2. Before cutting out, stitch around the layers – about 1/8” inside the cutting line (the line you traced in step 1). This secures the layers together and makes it easier to cut out.
3. Cut out the bib.
4. Using the pattern as a guide, mark the lines as shown on pattern.
5. Using all purpose sewing thread in needle and bobbin, stitch through all thicknesses on the marked lines.
6. Re-thread machine with black all purpose sewing thread in needle (leave other thread in bobbin).
7. Place baby rickrack on top of each stitching line and stitch in place, taking care not to stretch the rickrack.
8. Cut 2¼” strips of bias (you will need about 1 and ¾ yards of bias – piece as necessary.
9. Fold the bias strip in half lengthwise and press – being careful not to stretch it.
10. Place one end of the bias strip on the wrong side of the bib neck edge, and stitch in place with a ¼” seam. Again, use care to avoid stretching the bias.
11. Wrap bias to the right side of the bib so that the folded edge covers the previous stitching line and topstitch in place, stitching near the folded edge of the bias. Trim the bias ends even with the bib edges at the back.
12. Place the bias strip against the wrong side of the bib at the center back, having it extend about 1” beyond the edge; wrap the end of the bias strip around to the right side, enclosing the previously bound neck edge.
13. Stitch around the outside edges of the bib, mitering corners and taking care not to stretch the bias as you stitch. Use ¼” seam allowance as before.
14. Wrap bias to the right side of the bib so that the folded edge covers the previous stitching line and topstitch in place as before.
15. Stitch a buttonhole in the position marked on the pattern.
16. Stitch the button in place either by hand or machine.