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Fall Sewing Project Tutorial: How to make a Quilted Pumpkin Hot Pad / Pumpkin Doily

Learn to Sew a Pumpkin Doily or Hot pad.

Free Autumn Sewing Project Tutorial:
How to make a Quilted Pumpkin Hot Pad / Pumpkin Doily
You Will Need:
small pieces of autumn fabric
green scrap fabric measuring about 4"x4"
quilt batting (warm & natural is our favorite)
basic sewing supplies
This adorable quilted pumpkin hot pad can also be used as a Autumn doily. Just place it under a candy dish, candle, photo frame, or your favorite Autumn decorative piece!
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Gather up your fabrics and supplies.

Use a 1/4" seam allowance (the pressure foot as your guide) when sewing this project.

First you will need a pattern for your pumpkin doily.  You can sketch your own or you are more than welcome to copy and paste the photo to the left.  You will have to enlarge it before you print it. This pattern was drawn on a 8 1/2" X 11" piece of paper.

From your pattern:

For Pumpkin:

-cut 2 of pumpkin from orange fabric

-cut 1 of pumpkin from quilt batting

For Stem:

-cut 2 of stem from green fabric

-cut 1 of stem from quilt batting

Making the Stem:

Place the quilt batting stem on the table then place the green fabric stem pieces PRETTY SIDES TOGETHER on top of the batting.

Pin in place. Leave the bottom of the stem open for turning.

Stitch around the stem using 1/4" seam or your pressure foot as your guide.

Don't forget, don't sew the bottom!

Trim around the stem being careful not to cut into your stitches.

Turn the stem to pretty sides out through the bottom where you didn't sew, and press the stem flat.

Learn to Sew a Pumpkin Doily or Hot pad. Place the stem on top of one of the pumpkin pieces pretty side up, with raw edges together. (see photo) Notice the stem is down.

Pin in place.

Stitch in place.

Making the Pumpkin:

Place the pumpkin batting flat on a table.  Place the pumpkin pieces PRETTY SIDES TOGETHER on top of the batting.

Pin around the pumpkin.

Leave a 5" opening at the bottom for turning.

Learn to Sew a Pumpkin Doily or Hot pad. Stitch around the pumpkin using a 1/4" seam. Don't forget to leave the opening at the bottom.

Trim seams.

Learn to Sew a Pumpkin Doily or Hot pad. Turn pumpkin pretty side out.

Press it so it lies nice and flat.

Hand stitch the opening closed.

Learn to Sew a Pumpkin Doily or Hot pad. Quilting the Pumpkin Doily:

Hand stitch the lines on the pumpkin using a simple running stitch.

Hand stitch were indicated on the pattern piece by broken lines.

You can stitch up this adorable pumpkin doily. Your adorable quilted pumpkin doily/hot pad is done.  Display it proudly in your home with your other autumn decorations.
Free fall sewing project, How to make a Patch-Work Pumpkin Table Top Quilt for Thanksgiving. You may also want to try your hand at piece quilting and make this pieced-quilt pumpkin hot pad.
How to make a pumpkin doily or hot pad from hand sewing yo-yo's together. You may also like to make our pumpkin yoyo doily which is made from orange and green fabric scraps. The whole project is sewn by hand!


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