Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All!

Get a jump start of fall decorating with this fun and super-easy project using our Split Pumpkin Applique!

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  • Split Pumpkin Applique design

  • 8" x 10" canvas

  • 12" x 14" piece of burlap

  • 12: x 14" piece of fusible polymesh stabilizer

  • 1 yard of coordinating grosgrain ribbon

  • Tearaway stabilizer

  • Fabrics for the pumpkin and stem

  • Temporary spray adhesive or glue stick

  • Staple gun or glue gun


1. Fuse your Polymesh Stabilizer to the back of the burlap.

2. Hoop tearaway stabilizer in your embroidery machine hoop.

3. Spray the back of your burlap piece with temporary spray adhesive or use a glue stick around the edges, then center it over your hoop, pressing well to stick it down.

4. Stitch our Split Pumpkin Applique Design centered on the burlap.

5. Spray the back of the stitched burlap with spray adhesive or use a glue stick to cover the back.


6. Center the canvas over the burlap piece. (Oops - mine is right side-up in the photo but your canvas should be face down!)  Turn the whole thing over and press the burlap firmly down to the canvas.


7. Pull the edges of the burlap up and around the canvas. Use a staple gun or a glue gun to secure the edges of the burlap to the back of the canvas. If you don't own a staple gun, this is a great excuse to buy one - they're fairly inexpensive and you can pick one up at Home Depot or Lowe's. I LOVE me some staple gun projects!!


8. Pull the corners up as shown so you get a nice crease when attaching the opposite edges to the back of the canvas. Staple or glue them in place as you go.


9. Pull up and staple or glue the opposite edges to the back of the canvas, as shown.


10. Take half of the ribbon and staple or glue each edge to the back of the canvas, as shown, to create a ribbon hanger.


11. Make a bow using the rest of the ribbon and glue or staple in place, and you're done!

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I hope you enjoyed this fun project and can't wait to see yours! Post your photos to our Facebook page anytime!

Happy Fall, Y'all!