Pumpkin Applique

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Intermediate

"Although cool weather is just a promise here in Florida, the pumpkins are still ripe and the holiday season is upon us. My daughter loves decorating her new house with seasonal towels and pillows and so I digitized this pumpkin applique as part of her Halloween decorations. I plan to also use it on overalls for my grandson and a t-shirt for my niece. I used the Artistic Edge Digital Cutter for my applique design and sewed it out on the Janome Skyline S9 using my favorite hooping feature - magnets. I hope you all enjoy it!" - Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson

Janome Supplies Required
  • 8" x 8" applique fabric
  • Blank kitchen towel
  • Embroidery thread: outline/applique, interior pumpkin lines, pumpkin stem and heart
  • Tear away stabilizer
  • Heat N Bond
  • Artistic Edge Digital Cutter (optional)

Click here to download the .JEF file.

Click here to download the .SVG file.

Step 1: Cut Out Applique

  • Iron Heat N Bond to the back of your applique material using your Artistic Edge Digital Cutter and the .SVG File.

Optional: If you don't have a cutter, apply Heat N Bond to the back of your fabric. Then use the .SVG file as your pattern and cut out the pumpkin applique.

Step 2: Embroider the Applique

  • Hoop the paper stabilizer and kitchen towel.
  • Load the pumpkin .JEF file into the machine.
  • Embroider color 1 - the placement line.
  • Fit the pumpkin applique atop the placement line.
  • At this point, use a tiny iron to place the applique.
  • Sew color 2 - tack down (straight stitch).
  • Sew color 3 - applique (satin stitch).

Step 3: Pumpkin Embroidery

  • Sew color 4 - the lines giving the pumpkin dimension.
  • Sew color 5 - the pumpkin stem.
  • Sew color 6 - the top of the pumpkin stem.
  • Sew color 7 - the heart.

Step 4: Completion

  • Remove from the hoop.
  • Tear away the paper backing.
  • Enjoy!
Everyone is Talking about Pumpkin Applique

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!

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