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Turkey Applique

These are instructions on how to embroider the Turkey Applique.
There are 2 versions of the design - with one applique fabric and with three applique fabrics.

Turkey Applique image 1

Version I: Version II:
Commersial Hoop: Commercial Hoop:
Size: 199 x 212 mm (7.8" x 8.3")
Stitches: 33 034
Colors: 4/4
Size: 199 x 212 mm (7.8" x 8.3")
Stitches: 34 222
Colors: 4/8
Mega Hoop: Mega Hoop:
Size: 150 x 159 mm (5.9" x 6.25")
Stitches: 22006
Colors: 4/4
Size: 150 x 160 mm (5.9" x 6.25")
Stitches: 22 778
Colors: 4/8
Large Hoop: Large Hoop:
Size: 130 x 138 mm (5" x 5.4")
Stitches: 18 180
Colors: 4/4
Size: 130 x 138 mm (5" x 5.4")
Stitches: 18 846
Colors: 4/8

You will need

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon),
  • light-weight cut-away stabilizer,
  • base fabric,
  • applique fabric,
  • sharp scissors.

Embroidery Version I:

Step One: Hoop the base fabric with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Upload the file. Start the machine. The first color will embroider the outline of the design.

Step Two: Place a piece of applique fabric over the outline.
Start the machine. It will embroider the outline over the fabric.

Turkey Applique image 2

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the fabric around the outline as close to the stitches as possible. Take care not to cut through the stitches.

Turkey Applique image 3

Step Three: Return the hoop to the machine. The third color will embroider feathers, and the forth color will finish the raw edges.

Turkey Applique image 4

Embroidery Version II

Step One: Hoop the base fabric with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Upload the file. Start the machine. The first color will embroider the outline of the tail.

Turkey Applique image 5

Step Two: Place a piece of applique fabric over the outline.
Start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

Turkey Applique image 6

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the fabric around the outline as close to the stitches as possible. Take care not to cut through the stitches.

Turkey Applique image 7

Step Three: Return the hoop to the machine. The third color will embroider the outline of the wing.

Turkey Applique image 8

Step Four: Place a piece of applique fabric over the outline.
Start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

Turkey Applique image 9

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the fabric around the outline as close to the stitches as possible. Take care not to cut through the stitches.

Turkey Applique image 10

Step Five: Return the hoop to the machine. The next color will embroider the outline of the neck.

Turkey Applique image 11

Step Six: Place a piece of applique fabric over the outline.
Start the machine. It will embroider the same outline over the fabric.

Turkey Applique image 12

With a pair of sharp scissors, cut away the fabric around the outline as close to the stitches as possible. Take care not to cut through the stitches.

Turkey Applique image 13

Five Seven: The next color will embroider the feathers and the last color will finish the raw edges.

Turkey Applique image 14

Happy Embroidering!

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