Looking for a fun Thanksgiving project? Kimberbell's new In All Things Give Thanks Pillow is now available as a digital download!
Inspired by Kimberbell's classic 40 x 40" wall hanging, our new 22 x 22" pillow is warm and whimsical with pumpkins, leaves, turkeys, and more. After stitching your cover in a 5x7 (or larger) embroidery machine hoop, slip the 18 x 18” Pillow Insert through the envelope enclosure and enjoy your new fall decor!
Let's take a look at some of the darling techniques and embellishments featured in this project.
One of my favorite machine embroidery techniques is piecing in-the-hoop. Why? Because it looks hard but is actually very easy! We use this technique for the traditional star blocks and the turkey feathers.
Traditional Star Blocks
To create this star, all you do is stitch out the template, place the applique fabric in the different sections, and then trim, fold, press, and stitch as directed.
When piecing in-the-hoop like this, you'll always have crisp lines and perfect points! 😍
We use this technique for the turkey feathers, too. Piecing in-the-hoop is really fun and our step-by-step instructions walk you through the whole thing. 😊
Also notice that applique maple leaf with decorative stitching along the edges! Gorgeous.
Dimensional details like these really set a Kimberbell project apart.
Since home sweet home is the gathering place for fall festivities, we absolutely had to include an applique house! This cozy home features a door of Camel Brown Embroidery Leather.
A wreath of stunning fall foliage surrounds our "In All Things Give Thanks" sentiment. Acorns and leaves are made with decorative stitches and warm colors of Embroidery Felt.
Optional Background Quilting
You can also take your pillow to the next level with optional background quilting. Our curated bundle includes turkeys, leaves, sweet sentiments, and more!
Let's look at the star block again. This time, notice the background quilting designs...
The leaves! The words! The turkeys along the flanged border! Ahhhh! So much fun.
You can purchase and download the In All Things Give Thanks Quilting Bundle HERE. You can also purchase each design separately, if you prefer not to get the bundle.
Outside the Pillow
From the warm sentiment to each darling detail, this pillow is perfect for the Thanksgiving and autumn season. But if you don't want a pillow, there are so many other ways to use these designs!
Just think of what you could do with the individual blocks or quilting designs. For example, it would be fun to stitch the "In All Things Give Thanks" wreath on a tea towel and gift it with a warm loaf of pumpkin bread. Or a framed house block would be a lovely housewarming gift...
I hope you enjoy every warm and wonderful stitch.