Autumn Jubilee Embroidery Sew Along

Ready to have some fun with your embroidery machines? Get out a bunch of fall color rayon threads, and sew along as we are going to do a fun and quick project that can be finished in just a couple of hours. Today we’ll so some stitch outs, as you’ll want more than just one! For my first choice, I’ll be stitching out the motif on the center right of the card below, but note that I’ll change the green leaves to a fall color. I set out my threads in an egg carton with the bottom of the cells numbered to keep my threads in order and prevent them from rolling away.

Stitching goes well when the fabric is properly prepared. I use two layers of Sulky Totally Stable Press On Tear Away stabilizer underneath, and a layer of Sulky Solvy water soluble on top.

Green leaves are stitched in gold for Autumn.

First one done, the acorns have that feeling of fall in the air.

Next, let’s do something for Halloween. I don’t have a large motif for this holiday, but I do have a jack-o-lantern, and a bat. I started with the jack-o-lantern, stitching it out in orange and black.

Next, I added three bats. That wasn’t quite enough, so I changed to my fonts card, and added the word “Boo!” in purple. Tearing away the Solvy stabilizer is easy, and any remaining in tiny spots washes away with a bit of water.

One more motif, I did this group of three leaves in a fall orangish gold with brown veining.

When you have your motifs done, trim the fabrics to a multiple of 2 plus 1/2 inch. For the first one, I trimmed to 4-1/2-inches.

For the Halloween grouping, I trimmed to 6-1/2 inches.

Now, grab that scrap bag, and cut 2-1/2 inch squares to border the stitchery. Make a pleasing arrangement of colors and prints, then sew two of the squares together for two sides.

Add the remaining four squares to the other two sides.

For the Halloween block, I didn’t have any prints for Halloween, so I just used scraps in orange, purple, black and green.

If you’d rather do just a plain border, feel free to choose a coordinating print for a simple 2-1/2 inch strip border.

For next time, you’ll need to find some ribbon, a piece for each motif about 15 inches long, and 1/4 yard of a coordinating print to finish our project. I’m not going to reveal what it is just yet, but you’ll want a bunch of these when we are done!!

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Sulky Threads! Sulky Threads will award a fabulous prize package including their Halloween Palette for Machine Embroidery featuring 10 assorted 250 yd each spools of 40 wt rayon and metallic threads. Included are 13 Halloween themed designs, PLUS a Stabilizer Sampler Pack, AND a 5-pack of Organ 80/12Needles. Retail value over $60!! I have literally dozens of their rayon threads and have always been impressed with their quality. I am delighted to be a Sulky Threads affiliate, see their fabulous new products at What’s New at Sulky!

Visit the Sulky website and see their Designer Collections, Sampler Packs, and complete collection of Stabilizers to meet every need. Leave a comment on this post, which Sulky product would you most like to try?

Then click on the Autumn Jubilee Rafflecopter button below to enter.

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Which Sulky product would you like to try?

49 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Embroidery Sew Along

  1. Pat Semeraro

    I can’t wait to see what we are going to make with these blocks! I’d love ro try the fall colors of 12 Wt. Cotton Petites Thread – Crossroads.

  2. Linda B

    The Sulky tear-away stabilizers are what I would most like to experiment with…my decorative stitches would no doubt improve with your method. Thanks for sharing that…2 below and 1 above!

  3. Connie Wolfe

    My choice is the Row by Row On the Go! 30 weight solid color, cotton thread. I’ve used several of the Sulky blendables with great outcomes.
    Connie

  4. Bonnie Larson

    I would like to try the Sulky totally press on, tear away stabilizer. It looks like an awesome type of stabilizer. Thanks

  5. jrp53

    I would most like to try the heat away stabilizer as I’ve never seen that one before, I have done several projects that the heat away would be perfect since they are not a washable item.

  6. Julie

    Looking at the first egg carton with the pretty fall threads lined up made me go ‘yum’! I don’t have an embroidery machine so I’ll just be following this unit & imagining what I could do if I took the plunge & bought one. It’s been on my ‘maybe some day’ list but I’m not ready yet. I really like quilting & knitting the most so it seems best to concentrate my efforts there. However, I did buy Sulky threads to do embroidered letters when I make a label.

    1. Vicki

      I love Sulky stabilizers and definitely want to try the Totally Stable one you used. I think a sampler set would also be a smart buy for me. Thank you,Carole!!

  7. Shari K

    I’d like to try the fall colors of 12 Wt. Cotton Petites Thread. I have a few 12wt spools and really like them. I wonder if they would work in my Sashiko machine…

  8. Kathie

    I do not have an embroidery machine, but my machine does have a number of stitches that I have wanted to experiment with on napkin borders. I would like to try the Crossroads By Amy Barickman – Westport Sampler – 12 Wt. Cotton Blendables threads for additional interest.

  9. I love seeing all the fabric pulls for your Autumn Jubilee, and wow, fantastic embroidery pieces in this post. I have an embroidery attachment on one of my old Bernina’s but haven’t used it in years. I do use the multitude of Isacord Embroidery thread for quilting tops as it works well in that capacity. Not entering the free raffle, just wanted to say how beautiful your embroidery pieces are and how I’m enjoying following along on everyone’s choices for the Jubilee quilt. I’m working on my Christmas items now, having finished my Fall items, because I’m slow. Maybe next year I can leave some time open to join in on your Autumn Jubilee.

  10. Joan Sheppard

    Love, love, love the sulky stabilizers for applique as well. And I probably have every one of their threads! Nice company, also has “educators” that travel (when it’s allowed) to help explain the differences in all their products. Thanks!

  11. Bobbie Woodruff

    I like the first 50 colors but would be nice to have the 2 nd 50 colors to. I have a embroidery machine but here at home I don’t have internet and the machine doesn’t work without it. I have a lot thread.

  12. lee

    I do not have an embroidery machine – but love seeing the work done on them. Love those leaves and acorns! I would love to try the 12wt cotton petite thread kits – I especially like the Winter Sampler! Thank you !

  13. Nancy Sumner

    Beautiful embroidery work. I will look forward to seeing what you make! I would like to try the glow in the dark sampler pack. Fun for Halloween and little ones!

  14. Kathy E.

    Using Sulky threads on my Viking embroidery machine is always a pleasant experience. My machine loves it and the colors are so vibrant and reliable. I’d love to try their Haunting Halloween Poly Sparkle™ (Star) 6-pack Sampler! Love those colors with sparkle!

  15. Pam

    I’m so happy that Autumn Jubilee is here! I love reading all the posts and seeing or trying some of the beautiful projects, I’d like to try Sulky stabilizer.

  16. Guilitta

    I like your autumn blocks and the golden leaf you stitcht. I like to try Sulky Totally Stable. the Quilting Neutrals & Nutshells Palette – 50 Wt. Cotton Thread – 12-pack would be my favorite. They could be used in all of my blocks

  17. Lisa Knight

    I’d be interested in trying the hollowshimmer metallic threads. They look like they’d really draw you in to whatever design you use them in.

  18. Beautiful embroidery project Carole.
    I think the Sulky products I’d most like to try are their cotton threads for quilting but have to have the Beginner Quilt Kit. The little kit is perfect to carry a rotary cutter to classes and the contents have to be great products for any level of quilters (right?)

Due to the volume of comments during Autumn Jubilee I cannot respond individually via email as I usually do. Please know, though, that I read and appreciate each and every comment.

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