Disclaimer: I find sewing patterns very hard to write so I hope my
pictures will help you today more than my words!
NOTE: when creating the pattern, the curve of the panel cannot be too severe. This "thick middle" will give you a rounder pumpkin shape.
NOTE: The reason for cutting and sewing two pieces together is two-fold:
1. To give more stability to the pumpkin body
2. To create a thicker "fringe" once the pumpkin has been washed.
In this picture, I am sewing a panel of Ruler fabric and a panel of Birds and Berries fabric (a total of 4 layers).
After the wash and dry the "fringe" on the edges should be fluffed up (now can you see why we needed the four layers on each seam?)
I used more of the kraft paper to create a cone for easy filling. Then poured about 1 cup of rice into the bottom.
Silky Soft poly-fill for stuffing.
Eclectic Elements Fabrics used:
large pumpkin: Eggs & Nest + Ticking stripe - red
small pumpkin: Birds & Berries + Rulers
and since we are talking sewing today...
Have you heard about the Creative Journey Challenge?
- Quilt block must consist of approximately 95% Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric
- Block must be 12" x 12."
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