The Yoshi Eggs will decorate the side of Ryan’s lunchbox. In this post, I will share settings and tips from my test of the egg embroidery design and quilt block wizard using Premier+ Ultra.
I used Premier+ (P+) Create to design the egg, then exported the embroidery for editing in P+ Embroidery Extra (I’ll share what I learned about the “break apart” option in a future post). Using the Encore feature, I repeated the design 3 times, and gave them a pleasing spacing. Once that was complete, I saved the encore embroidery under a separate name for use in the QuiltBlock wizard.
To design the quilting surrounding the eggs, I opened a new P+ Extra window and selected the Quilt Block Wizard. Here are the settings that I used:
Here are the details of the stitching process:
1. Hoop stabilizer and fabric for embroidery.
2. Embroider the eggs.
3. When ready to quilt, remove the hoop place batting and backing on the BOTTOM of the hoop (I used temporary adhesive to help it stay in place) layered like a quilt (backing with right side facing down, batting in the middle, then the already-hooped stabilizer and top fabric.
4. Change the bobbin thread (important, because you will see this).
5. Re-install the hoop. Fix the fabric by going back and using the “fix” option in the machine (you may have to select the first color that stitches out before the machine will let you “fix.” When that’s complete, select the color associated with the quilting to continue.)
6. Embroider the quilting design.
– Machine: Designer Ruby Royale
– Stabilizer: 1 layers of medium-weight tear-away
– Fabric: Quilting cotton for the top, duck cloth for the backing (specifically tested for lunch box)
– Needle: 75/11 Embroidery (Inspira)
– Tension: 45
– Thread: Madeira 40wt rayon (white/green), Aurifil 50wt cotton (blue)
– Hoop: 200mm x 200mm
– Software: Premier+ Ultra Embroidery Extra & Create
– Stitches: 14,712
– Color changes: 3 (3 colors)
– Applique: no