QUANTUM® XL-5000 Decorative Project
yard cream silk fabric
square of white organza
square of clear water-soluble stabilizer
square heavy cut-away stabilizer
adhesive for embroidery
yards beaded fringe
- 2 yards
- 1 yd
Style 2000-2001 90/14 needle
feet: Open Toe; Zipper
polyester or cotton thread to construct pillow
Anton Poly Sheen embroidery thread:
2. Stem: meadow (5526)
3. Bloom: mountain rose (5795)
4. Stem: peapod (5756)
5. Petals 1: pink pompas (9025)
6. Shading Petal: russet (5552)
7. Shading Petal: dark rust (2205)
8. Center: copper (5595)
9. Petals 2: petal pink (7701)
10. Stamen: metallic iris (1014)
11. Petal 3: petal pink (7701)
one piece of cream silk fabric (for pillow front) and one
piece of heavy cut-away stabilizer 15”x15”.
Adhere stabilizer using temporary spray adhesive.
TIP: Spray adhesive helps prevent air between fabric
and stabilizer and improves embroidery results.
two pieces of cream silk fabric 12” x 8” for
pillow front in the center of the large hoop.
machine for embroidery. Use a Singer 90/14 style 2000-2001
needle. Thread continuous bobbin with bobbin fill.
Iris design into layout and editing screen. Increase design
embroidery and stage the Thread Exchanger for second thread
color. Sew out the design.
TIP: When sewing with metallic threads in embroidery
mode, reduce speed to 50%.
organza and clear wash-away stabilizer in large hoop. Place
stabilizer on top of organza.
through thread sequence to Step 5 of the Iris design. Stitch
out petals, which will be used later to create the dimensional
effect in project.
petals are stitched out, remove fabric from hoop and carefully
trim petals close to stitching. Apply thin layer of seam
sealant to bottom edges of petals to prevent fraying.
machine for regular sewing. Select Multi-zigzag stitch.
Adjust length to 0.5 and width to 7.0. Tack lower edge of
petals in center flower matching each dimensional petal
to sewn out petal.
a 10” square box centered around the design. Draw
a second square 1” in from 10” square line,
creating a 9” square. (There should now be two stitching
lines marked on the pillow front.)
wide ribbon, start on the upper left corner of the pillow
front. Place top edge of ribbon on 9” line and pin,
moving in a clock-wise direction around the frame. When
reaching a corner, fold ribbon at right angle (similar to
that in photo). Continue all the way around pillow front.
Do not cut ribbon, but outline again around previous ribbon
laid down, with the ribbon now lined up approximately ½”
above lower edge of previous pinned down ribbon. When reaching
the far left corner, fold ribbon edge as before. Cut ribbon
and fold ribbon edge back on itself. Hand stitch this edge
to the ribbon underneath.
machine to stitch ribbon to fabric. Select Pin-stitch (Blanket
stitch). Adjust settings to smallest size and the 2x’s
button. Treating the metallic and a contrasting rayon thread
as one, thread the machine. Stitch around ribbon. Line up
needle so that the forward motion (straight stitch) rides
along the edge of the ribbon.
TIP: Use open toe appliqué foot to improve visibility
smaller ribbon is placed along the two sides of the wide
ribbon frame. Position the smaller ribbon against the outer
edge of the larger ribbon and attach with the pin-stitch.
Leaf stitch or other decorative stitch, then sew down the
center of the smaller ribbon.
beaded fringe to outside edge of ribbon frame. Lay edge
of bead tape (right side down) on ribbon outside edge, with
beads to the inside of the pillow. Stitch in place. Position
stitching line close to bead edge.
Tip: Use zipper foot and adjust needle position to stitch
one side of each of the two pillow backs. Turn up ½”
and turn again to the wrong side and stitch. If desired,
finish with a decorative stitch.
cut edges, pin right sides of pillow back to right side
of pillow front. The back pieces will overlap, forming an
opening in which to insert the pillow form.
on previous bead stitching line as seen on the wrong side
of pillow front. Stitch again around pillow for reinforcement.
excess fabric around the stitching lines.
right side out, insert pillow form and enjoy!