- Embroidery - Open the Cross-Stitched Pineapple design
in the PSW.
- 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
- Transfer the design to the machine or to embroidery card.
- 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.
- Embroider the design onto the fabric.
- Remove the stabilizer.
- Remove the embroidery unit and embroidery foot.
- Decorative Stitching: Attach the T foot.
- From Pink Folder #6 (on Quantum® XL-5000), select
the first pattern, the cross stitch. (Any stitch resembling
a cross-stitch can be substituted).
- Trim the white cotton fabric into a 11 ¾”
x 9 ¾” triangle, centering the pineapple.
- Place 1” strips of stabilizer on the wrong side
of the fabric, having edges even.
- Sew the cross stitch along the sides of the triangle about
½” away from the raw edge.
- Remove the stabilizer.
- Flap Construction: Thread the machine with all purpose
- Attach the ¼” quilting foot.
- 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.
- Sew the other 1” x 14” contrasting strip to
the other side of the triangle, press, and trim away excess.
- On a flat surface, lay the 11” x 14” contrasting
fabric, face up.
- Place the triangle piece face down, on top of it. Pin.
- Sew along the two sides, using a ¼” seam.
Trim corner, turn to right side out, press.
- 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.
- Lay the batting down on top of it. Spray lightly with
the spray adhesive.
- Lay the remaining 14 ½” x 23” checked
cotton on top of it, face up.
- 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.
- Attach the quilting guide to the machine. Adjust it to
about 1 ½” away from the needle position.
- Sew down one of the marked lines.
- 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.
- Trim the quilted fabric to 13 ½” x 22 ½”.
- Strap – Fold the 2 ¼” x 22” strip
in half lengthwise, right sides together.
- Sew a ¼” seam down the long edge, leaving
the ends open.
- Follow the directions from the Fasturn® instructions
for turning the tube right side out, while filling the tube
with the cotton welting.
- Tote Bag Construction: With right sides together, fold
the quilted tote bag body fabric in half, bringing short
- Stitch sides seams.
- 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.
- Sew across the line. Trim the seam to ¼”.
Repeat for the other side of the bag.
- Turn right side out.
- 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”
- On the outside of the bag, pin each end of the strap to
the side seams, having raw edges even. Baste.
- Binding: Cut one end of the 2” x 44” strip
at a 45 degree angle.
- At the iron, feed the angled end of the strip through
the 1” bias tape maker, pressing the fabric as it
exits the maker.
- Wind a bobbin with the fusible thread. Place the bobbin
in the machine.
- Unfold one edge of the strip. Using the angled end, place
the unfolded edge to the back side of the bag along the
- Using a 3/8” seam, start sewing about 4” from
the angled end.
- Sew all the way around the top edge of the bag, stopping
about 5” from where the sewing began.
- Lay the end of the strip flat along the edge of the bag.
- Bring the angled end over it.
- On the underneath strip, mark along the angle. Mark another
line ½” further than the line.
- Cut the excess strip along the second line.
- With right sides together, bring the two angled ends of
the binding strip together. Pin.
- Sew using a ¼” seam.
- Finish sewing the binding to the edge of the bag.
- Bring the folded edge of the strip to the right side of
the bag and fuse the strip in place.