The Pumpkin Palace
When you approach this royal retreat, you'll be welcomed by some smiling, friendly ghosts. Come on in and have some Halloween fun!
Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• 13" x 13" piece 14- count dense fog Jobelan Aida from Wichelt Imports Inc.* • One skein each DMC® or Presencia®
six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 24 tapestry needle *See Where to Find It on page 110.
Instructions: Cross stitch over one square using two strands of floss.
Backstitch over one square using one strand of floss.
Work French knot where appears for nail heads in fence using two strands 310/0007 and wrapping floss around needle twice.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• 14" x 14" piece coordinating cotton
fabric • 2 yards coordinating piping • Polyester fiberfill • Hand-sewing needle • Coordinating sewing thread • Sewing machine (optional)
Press stitched piece from reverse side, straightening as much as possible. Trim stitched piece to 3" from stitching on all sides.
Pin piping to the front of stitched piece; baste in place.
Pin stitched piece to cotton fabric, right sides together. Sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance and leaving a 5" opening for turning.
Trim excess fabric if necessary; turn pillow right side out and press seams. Stuff pillow with fiberfill. Using a handsewing needle and thread, blind-stitch opening closed.