Cross-Stitched Pineapple Tote


QUANTUM® XL-5000 Decorative Project

Materials Needed

  • "Cross-Stitched Pineapple" Design
  • Professional Sew Ware™
  • Robison Anton® rayon embroidery threads:
    Color 1 - #2323 Holly
    Color 2 - #2595 Sage
    Color 3 - # 2227 Chocolate
    Color 4 - #2470 Karat
    Color 5- #2408 Star Gold
    Color 6 - #2560 Moonbeam
    Color 7 - #2325 Lemon
  • Bobbinfil
  • All-purpose thread
  • Fusible thread
  • Spray adhesive
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • 1” bias tape maker
  • ¼” quilting foot
  • Quilting guide
  • FASTURN® #5 tube
  • ¾ yd ½” cotton welting
  • 3 wooden beads
  • Fabric A - ¾ yd Checked Cotton
    Cut – Two - 14 ½” x 23”
    One – 2” x 44” strip
  • Fabric B - 1/3 yd Solid Contrast
    Cut – Two 1” x 14” strips
    One 11” x 14”
    One - 2 ¼” x 22” strip
  • Fabric C - White Cotton
    Cut – One 13” x 14”
  • Low loft cotton batting – 14 ½” x 23”
  • Water soluble marker


  1. Embroidery - Open the Cross-Stitched Pineapple design in the PSW.
  2. Decrease the design to 60% of the original size:
    a. Click on Modify
    b. Click on Dimensions
    c. Click on the Percentage Box
    d. Click on the Lock
    e. Type 60 in the box next to the X
    f. Click on OK
  3. Transfer the design to the machine or to embroidery card.
  4. Place the 13” x 14” white cotton in the large hoop along with a piece of tear-away stabilizer underneath it, centering the fabric in the hoop.
  5. Embroider the design onto the fabric.
  6. Remove the stabilizer.
  7. Remove the embroidery unit and embroidery foot.
  8. Decorative Stitching: Attach the T foot.
  9. From Pink Folder #6 (on Quantum® XL-5000), select the first pattern, the cross stitch. (Any stitch resembling a cross-stitch can be substituted).
  10. Trim the white cotton fabric into a 11 ¾” x 9 ¾” triangle, centering the pineapple.
  11. Place 1” strips of stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric, having edges even.
  12. Sew the cross stitch along the sides of the triangle about ½” away from the raw edge.
  13. Remove the stabilizer.
  14. Flap Construction: Thread the machine with all purpose thread.
  15. Attach the ¼” quilting foot.
  16. Select a straight stitch. With right sides together, sew one of the 1” x 14” contrasting solid strips to one side of the triangle. Press seam towards the center, cut away excess strip.
  17. Sew the other 1” x 14” contrasting strip to the other side of the triangle, press, and trim away excess.
  18. On a flat surface, lay the 11” x 14” contrasting fabric, face up.
  19. Place the triangle piece face down, on top of it. Pin.
  20. Sew along the two sides, using a ¼” seam. Trim corner, turn to right side out, press.
  21. Quilting the Tote Bag Body: On a flat surface, lay one of the 14 ½” x 23” checked cotton, face down. Spray lightly with the spray adhesive.
  22. Lay the batting down on top of it. Spray lightly with the spray adhesive.
  23. Lay the remaining 14 ½” x 23” checked cotton on top of it, face up.
  24. Using a water soluble marker, mark the top fabric with a line going across the fabric at a 45 degree angle. Mark another line going across the other direction, also at a 45 degree angle.
  25. Attach the quilting guide to the machine. Adjust it to about 1 ½” away from the needle position.
  26. Sew down one of the marked lines.
  27. For the remaining rows of stitching, line up the previous row of stitching with the quilting guide and sew. Fill the fabric with lines going across both directions of the fabric.
  28. Trim the quilted fabric to 13 ½” x 22 ½”.
  29. Strap – Fold the 2 ¼” x 22” strip in half lengthwise, right sides together.
  30. Sew a ¼” seam down the long edge, leaving the ends open.
  31. Follow the directions from the Fasturn® instructions for turning the tube right side out, while filling the tube with the cotton welting.
  32. Tote Bag Construction: With right sides together, fold the quilted tote bag body fabric in half, bringing short sides together.
  33. Stitch sides seams.
  34. Fold bag so that the side seam is centered as shown in the diagram below. Mark a line about 1 ½” up from the corner.
  35. Sew across the line. Trim the seam to ¼”. Repeat for the other side of the bag.
  36. Turn right side out.
  37. With right sides together and having raw edges even, pin the top edge of the flap to the back of the bag, centering the flap between the two side seams. Baste using a ¼” seam.
  38. On the outside of the bag, pin each end of the strap to the side seams, having raw edges even. Baste.
  39. Binding: Cut one end of the 2” x 44” strip at a 45 degree angle.
  40. At the iron, feed the angled end of the strip through the 1” bias tape maker, pressing the fabric as it exits the maker.
  41. Wind a bobbin with the fusible thread. Place the bobbin in the machine.
  42. Unfold one edge of the strip. Using the angled end, place the unfolded edge to the back side of the bag along the inside edge.
  43. Using a 3/8” seam, start sewing about 4” from the angled end.
  44. Sew all the way around the top edge of the bag, stopping about 5” from where the sewing began.
  45. Lay the end of the strip flat along the edge of the bag.
  46. Bring the angled end over it.
  47. On the underneath strip, mark along the angle. Mark another line ½” further than the line.
  48. Cut the excess strip along the second line.
  49. With right sides together, bring the two angled ends of the binding strip together. Pin.
  50. Sew using a ¼” seam.
  51. Finish sewing the binding to the edge of the bag.
  52. Bring the folded edge of the strip to the right side of the bag and fuse the strip in place.

Compatible Machines

  • 8780 | CURVY™
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