||Gather up your fabrics and
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:
-cut 2 of pumpkin from
-cut 1 of pumpkin from
-cut 2 of stem from
-cut 1 of stem from
||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.
||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
Pin around the pumpkin.
Leave a 5" opening at the bottom for
||Stitch around the pumpkin
using a 1/4" seam. Don't forget to leave the opening at the bottom.
||Turn pumpkin pretty side out.
Press it so it lies nice and flat.
Hand stitch the opening closed.
||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.
||Your adorable quilted
pumpkin doily/hot pad is done. Display it proudly in your home
with your other autumn decorations.
||You may also want to try
your hand at piece quilting and make this
pieced-quilt pumpkin hot pad.
||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!