Sulky Pumpkin Harvest

Quilted Snippet Crayon Art

Supplies Needed:

  • T-Shirt or Sweatshirt - 
    Dk. Green or any Fall Color
  • Use any Sulky Threads that match the shirt color. We used: 
    Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Threads - 
    #1168 - True Orange - Lt. Pumpkin 
    #1181 - Rust - Dk. Pumpkin 
    #1057 - Dk. Tawny Tan 
    #1156 - Lt. Army Green 
    Sulky Sliver Metallic Thread - 
    #8011 - Lt. Copper
  • Sulky Bobbin Thread
  • Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive
  • 10” x 15” Sulky Totally Stable® Iron-on 
    Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Sulky Solvy® Water Soluble Stabilizer
  • 1 package - 2mm Sulky Puffy Foam - Orange
  • Chalk Rub-out Pencil and Extra-Fine, Permanent-Ink Marker
  • 10” or 12” German Wooden Machine Embroidery Hoop
  • 2 different 6” x 6” Harvest Print Fabrics for Large and Medium Pumpkins
  • 13” x 13” Steam-A-Seam 2® Fusible Web
  • Zig-Zag Sewing Machine with Free-Motion Darning Foot and Applique Foot
  • Size 80/11 or 90/14 Machine Embroidery Needles
  • Metafil Metallic Machine Needles
  • Steam Iron
Pumkin Patterns
Pumpkin Pattern
Follow these simple steps to create a colorful seasonal design that will set the pace for a festive fall wardrobe.

Step 1 
Iron Totally Stable over the inside front of the shirt where the embroidery motif will be stitched.

Iron Totally Stable

Step 2 
Center pattern on the front of the garment; with a chalk marker, mark placement for the Appliques. Draw horizontal lines to keep the design level.


Step 3 
Trace the Applique Designs onto Steam-A-Seam 2 and fuse them onto the back of the Applique Fabrics. Cut out the designs.


Step 4 
Position the large Pumpkin and fuse it onto the shirt.


Step 5 
Spray the pattern of a small Pumpkin with Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive. Smooth a piece of Sulky Solvy over the pattern. Trace the small Pumpkin Design onto the Solvy using a fine-line, permanent-ink marker.

Pumkin Pattern

Enlarge for desired size. 
Mirror for an additional Fabric Pumpkin.

Step 6 
Decide where you want to place the small Puffy Pumpkins to create the design you desire.


Step 7 
Hoop the garment and Solvy tracing of the first small Pumpkin, and free-motion embroider the leaves and stem. (See set-up for Free-Motion under Step 10.) Remove excess Solvy.

Hoop the Garment

Step 8 
Spray the back of a small piece of Orange Puffy Foam with KK- 2000. Carefully place it over the area just embroidered, lining it up with the stem and leaves. Using an extra-fine, permanent-ink marker, trace just the Pumpkin onto Solvy and secure it over the Puffy, with the garment, in an embroidery hoop. Set up for machine-fed stitching. Reduce the foot pressure and top tension slightly. Place a teflon foot or an open-toed applique foot on the machine. Using a tapered satin stitch, stitch the Pumpkin body.


Step 9 
When the small Pumpkin has been stitched once, the Puffy Foam will be perforated, allowing it to be removed easily. To shrink Puffy pokies back into the design, steam the embroidered piece repeatedly while holding the iron only 1/2 inch above the surface. If needed, restitch again using a slightly wider stitch width.

The Puffy Foam will be perforated, allowing it to removed easily.

Step 10 
Set up machine for Free-Motion.

  • Lower or cover feed dogs. · Lower top tension a lot.
  • Place Darning Foot on Machine. · Select Straight Stitch.
  • Thread up with Accent Thread Color 
    (we used #1156 Rayon and #8011 Sliver Metallic).
  • Hoop design (move hoop as needed; avoid hooping over Puffy).

Free-motion stitch around the outside edge of the Fabric Pumpkins using forward and backward movements. Outline the entire Pumpkin, Leaves and Stem the same way, going over it several times. Add Sliver accents where appropriate. Change your stitch to zig-zag and, using a side-to-side motion, stitch a grassy impression under the Pumpkins, creating ground. Using a small zig-zag stitch or straight stitch, free-motion scribe the words “Pumpkin Harvest 98”, if desired.