Machine Embroidery Quilt
SINGER Stock design CD Wall Quilt
Our SINGER Stock design CD embroidery quilt can be done on any embroidery machine that uses a 5” x 7” hoop. The format is DST, which most embroidery software will recognize. The printable templates and layouts make the transition from design to sew out easy. Just remember to center your hoop over the cross hairs.
You will need:
–Singer Stock design CD of 3900 designs or some floral and border embroidery designs that are similar.
-At least 3 1/2 yards of top background fabric for a 6 block wall quilt- each block is 20” finished. Each border is cut 6” across the 45”width of the fabric. For a 6” block wall quilt, cut 9 strips for border.
-At least 3 1/2 yards of background 45”fabric
-1 yard of fabric for binding and corner stones
-Find a floral print large enough to cut designs from for appliqué. Buy 1 yard.
-Sharp large and small scissors
-2 yards Wonder Under
-Threads for embroidery- we used Robison Anton rayon mini king spools and some of the
numbers were 2375, 2510,2563, 2574, 2591, 2293, 2229
-Sulky bobbin thread
-Sulky 145-8040 for free motion applique
-Machine quilting thread
-9” wide fuse and tear stabilizer– one roll
-Fusible batting for quilt
-11” circle template ( I cut one for cardboard)
-washable blue marker and ruler
-computer and printer
Once you print off the templates and layouts, tape together the full block layout. Cut the cross hairs marks with an awl. This will make marking the block easier. Place the individual design templates over the layouts, line up the templates and Once you are finished with the templates, place them all in a notebook for easy reference throughout the construction of this quilt.
Most designs are the same size as the design found on the CD. In a few cases you may have to resize a design to match our templates. We cannot give you the designs, as they are copyright material. If you would like to purchase the CD please call click here. I suggest you copy the CD contents to your hard drive and open the DST designs from your file. The Designs may need to be recolored as they are DST format.
Here is a list of the design numbers. Designs were found in the border and floral sections. Make a file folder on your computer called Singer CD quilt. To load the designs to your computer file, insert the stock design CD and click on the category and find the design. Click on the open white box next to the design to select it. Next download the selection to your file folder. All designs are DST. Most you will have to recolor. We suggest picking a color theme using one green, and 3 shades of one color.
The design list is:
You will need to cut at least 6 – 22” fabric squares to embroider. Cut 9 – 9” wide strips for the borders. Press a fusible stabilizer like “Fuse and Tear” to the back of each fabric square and to the border strips.
Draw a center line down the border strips. Mark a center “cross” with a wash away blue marker on the 22” squares. Using your layout template punch out holes on the cross hairs and centers of the deign so you can transfer the position of each design to the quilt top. With a blue fabric marker align the layout center over the marked cross hairs on your quilt block or border strip. Mark the design center locations on the fabric and connect the dots of the cross hairs you marked. You are now ready to embroider.
Use the 9” strips to make at least 260” of border fabric. Print the template of the border design several times and tape the length together to create a quilt border. Press a fuse and tear stabilizer to the back of the borders and blocks. Using the template, mark the fabric and then align the dots of the design following each block photo. Finish the embroidery using the templates.
Using the 11”circle and built-in decorative stitches, we embellished several of the embroidered blocks. Since each machine is different check our pictures to see what stitches resemble the ones we used.
To Make the Quilt:
1. Fuse the appliqué fabric and cut out the appliqué flowers.
2. To finish the quilt I suggest you mark a 20” square on the square and trim the blocks to 20”. I also trimmed the borders to a 4” width keeping the embroidery centered. The borders were then trimmed to the same width as the blocks.
3. Cut 4” corner stones from the binding fabric.
4. Cut 6-3” strips of binding across the 45” width of fabric. Piece end to end and press in half lengthwise.
5. Embroider each block and place the fusible appliqués in the corners. Using the Sulky145-8040, free motion the appliqués in place with straight stitch. Tear off all excess stabilizers and wash away any markings once trimmed.
6. Seam the blocks together with borders to form 3 blocks down with a border at each end. Do 2
strips of blocks with borders. Piece the strips together. Sew corner stones to the ends of the remaining borders
and piece to form 3 border strips. See the picture of the finished quilt below.
7. Fuse the batting to the wrong side of the quilt top and trim the batting to match top.
8. Cut 2 – 2 yard lengths of backing and seam on one side to create a back that is bigger than the quilt. Press the seam flat. Lay the pieced quilt on top. Fuse all layers together.
9. Quilt and bind the wall quilt.