Don’t you love the new colors of fall?  With pumpkins showing up in all different colors what better way to celebrate the season than to stitch up a few pumpkins of your own.  Today, Carla from Creatin’ in the Sticks is on the blog to share a pumpkin applique quilt block pattern tutorial using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite and 2 quick projects using the quilt block with a new fabric collection from Windham Fabrics by Amy Gibson called Meriwether.

Decorate for Fall with 2 Quick Projects from One Pattern with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

Pumpkin palooza by Carla Henton 2 projects for Thermoweb

Part 1 – HeatNBond EZ Print Lite Pumpkin Quilt Block

Pumpkin applique quilt block 10 inch by Carla Henton

Size:  unfinished 10 ½” x 10 ½”

finished 10” x 10”

Supplies:

Pattern – Download HERE

3 sheets of HeatNBond EZ Print Lite

Aurifil thread:   50 wt. (#2692)

Fabric:  (Meriwether by Amy Gibson for Windham Fabrics)

Pumpkin:

For stem (tan): 1 – 4 ½” x 4 ½”

2 light (pieces C & D) – 5” x 8 ½”

3 dark (pieces E, F, and G) – 5” x 8 ½”

Background (white): 1- 10 ½” x 10 ½” square

Other Supplies:

Erasable Fabric Pen
Ruler
Iron (I love my Oliso Pro)
Sewing machine and other general sewing supplies


Pumpkin Palooza Instructions:

Step 1 – Print the patterns on HeatnBond EZ Print Lite sheets or trace the patterns on the paper side of HeatNBond Lite.

Step 2 – Cut the pieces from HeatnBond EZ Print Lite to separate.  Don’t worry about cutting on the lines yet, leave about ¼” outside of the lines.

Fusing patterns to fabric

Fuse HeatnBond Lite pieces to the wrong side of 5” x 8 ½” fabrics following the package instructions, let cool, and cut out all the pieces on the dark solid lines.

Step 3 – On the 10 ½” x 10 ½” background square, mark a line ½” from the top with an erasable fabric marker.

Place a mark ¾” from the edge on the other 3 sides.  This will help with the placement of the pieces.

placing first pumpkin pieces for quilt block

Step 4 – With the background piece on an ironing surface right side up, peel off the backing paper and  place the first outside pieces on the background with the adhesive side down.  Line up the outside of the oval with the ¾” marks on each side as pictured.

Peel the paper from the back of the stem.  Use the key to place the stem on the background using the top ½” mark and the placement key.

Next place the contrasting pieces of the pumpkin measuring 1” from the edge of the first orange pieces.

Now center the last pumpkin piece over the contrasting pieces using the key as a guide.  HeatN Bond Lite is perfect for layering applique pieces, but the excess can be trimmed if desired.  The effect of the layered ovals is perfect for these pumpkins. Fuse all the pieces of pumpkin to the background at once in sections following the package instructions.  Remove the marks on all sides of background.

fusing the pumpin to the background

Step 5 – Stitch around each piece with Aurifil thread in a straight, zigzag, or blanket stitch.

stitching pumpkin quilt block

Now for some fun with this block!


Part 2:  Pumpkin Palooza Table Runner

Finished size:  10” x 30”

Pumpkin Table Runner for Thermoweb by Carla Henton with HeatNBond

Supplies:

3- prepared HeatNBond EZ Print Lite Pumpkin Quilt Blocks size 10 1/2″ x 10 ½” (part 1)

StitchnSew™ Sew-In fleece, High Loft – 12” x 32”

SpraynBond® basting adhesive

Backing fabric – 14” x 34”

Binding fabric – ¼ yard

Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread (#2021, 2692)

tablerunnersupplies pumpkin palooza

Pumpkin Palooza Table Runner Instructions:

Step 1 – Prepare the table runner quilt top by stitching 1/4″ seams, right sides together, to sew the 3 prepared pumpkin blocks together as pictured.

Step 2 – With backing fabric laying on a flat surface right side down, follow the package instructions and spray StitchnSew™ Sew-in fleece with SpraynBond® basting spray. Lay the sprayed fleece on top of the wrong side of quilt backing fabric.  Smooth to remove wrinkles. Spray back of quilt top and lay on top of fleece gently smoothing out any wrinkles.

Step 3- Quilt as desired using Aurifil thread.  This one was quilted by stitching around each pumpkin and stitching a mini meandering pattern on the background to make the pumpkins stand out.

Step 4- Finally, apply the binding to the edges of the quilt using your preferred method.


Part 3: Pumpkin Palooza Pot Holder

Finished size: 8” x 8”

Pumpkin potholder for Thermoweb by Carla Henton Meriweather fabric heatnbond lite

Supplies:

potholder supplies with heatnbond ez print lite and spraynbond and fusible fleece

SpraynBond® basting adhesive

Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread (#2021)

3 sheets of HeatNBond EZ Print Lite

HEATnBOND® FUSIBLE Fleece – 2 pieces: 8” x 8”

Fabric:  (Meriwether by Amy Gibson for Windham Fabrics)

Backing fabric – 8 ½” x 8 ½”

Binding fabric – fat quarter

Hanging loop – 1” x 4”

For pumpkin:

For stem (tan): 1 – 3 ½” x 3 ½”

2 light (pieces C & D) – 4 ½” x 7”

3 dark (pieces E, F, and G) – 4 ½” x 7”

For Background (white): 1- 8 ½” x 8 ½” square


Pumpkin Palooza Pot Holder Instructions:

Step 1:  To print the templates (the last 3 sheets of this pattern) on HeatnBond EZ Print Lite sheets, reduce the size to 80% and print following the package instructions. This will be the perfect size for an 8” finished block.

Step 2:  Follow the instructions for making 1 HeatNBond EZ Print Lite Pumpkin Quilt Block (above). The measurements for laying out the pieces of the pumpkin on the background will be the same.

Step 3:  Center the HEATnBOND® FUSIBLE Fleece on the wrong side of both the quilt block and the backing fabric and bond following the package instructions.

Potholder layers

Step 4:  Baste the backing fabric and quilt block together with the 2 pieces of fleece sandwiched in the middle by spraying the fleece that was bonded to the backing fabric with SpraynBond® basting adhesive. Now lay the fleece backed quilt block on top with the two pieces of fleece in the middle.   The 2 pieces of fleece will be the insulator for the potholder.

Step 5:  Quilt as desired.  This one was quilted around the pumpkin first and then a meandering pattern with loops was added to the background. (pumpkin vines?)

hanging loop

Step 6:  To make the hanging loop, fold the 1”x 4” piece of fabric lengthwise and press.  Open it up and fold both side edges to meet in the middle lengthwise where the fold mark is and press.  Now fold the unit together lengthwise and the raw edges are tucked in the middle. Stitch lengthwise along the edge. Fold the quilt block in half to find the middle top.  This is where the loop will be placed.  Stitch 1/8” across both ends of the loop as shown.

hanging loop placement

Step 7: Add binding to edges with preferred method.

Pumpkin palooza with 2 projects by Carla Henton for Thermoweb

Happy FallI hope you have a chance celebrate your passion for sewing with my pumpkin palooza!

Carla

3 Comments on Decorate for Fall with 2 Quick Projects from One Pattern with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

  1. Barbara O
    November 1, 2017 at 7:31 am (3 weeks ago)

    Thank You for all the fall patterns!

    Reply
  2. Sandy wootten
    November 1, 2017 at 1:32 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I could not get the download for pattern to work

    Reply

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