I had a little frustration with the instructions. I don't know if it was my "brain fog" or something else. I did get the turkey finished, it just took a while. I rewrote the instructions for the second turkey.
The project comes in 4x4, 5x7, and 6x10. Since my Janome MC200E does a 5x5, for my second turkey I took the 4x4 and enlarged it using the Janome's built-in editing software. I made it 120 percent larger. This made it easier to work with.
Here is the way I did my second turkey. I think my way is easier to understand than the instructions.
Be sure to fill the bobbin with brown thread, because the bobbin thread will show.
After attaching lightweight fusible stabilizer to two pieces of beige material that fit my machine's hoop, I embroidered the face on one of the pieces. I skipped the second stitch, it was redundant. The first stitch is actually a placement line. But since I know where the embroidery is going to be, I didn't need it.
|Machine embroidering body.|
|Face basted on by embroidery machine.|
The turkey is folded into position. A little piece of thread or ribbon is put through little holes in the feathers to hold everything in place.
|Two Li'l Turkeys going to dinner.|
|Two Li'l Turkeys ready for dinner.|
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial on Li'l Turkeys.
Thanks for stopping.