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The Wonky Houses - Haunted Halloween

Haunted Halloween – The Wonky Houses

Instructor: Pam Churches

Date: Monday AND Tuesday, September 25th and 26th – you may leave your machine at Calico Cupboard overnight

Create a vertical wall hanging or horizontal table runner for Halloween that is “hauntingly” awesome.

Note: This is a machine embroidery class; you must have a minimum 8” x 12” hoop in order to complete this project. The finished size is approximately 15” x 45”. Please note that the quilting files are NOT a part of this embroidery pattern. Therefore, you will complete the top in the two-day class with suggestions for quilting and finishing. This pattern uses SVG files (pre-cutting your applique shapes). I did not make use of the SVG files but rather did traditional machine embroidery. You are welcome to precut your applique; however, you must use a fusible bond such as steam a seam lite so your appliques can be ironed in place. I used the traditional machine embroidery method using a placement stitch, tack-down, and finishing stitch. I will show you in class how you can accomplish this method quite easily. I did not use steam a seam on the appliques as I felt it created build up on my needle which created quite a bit of thread breakage. You may utilize either method.

REQUIRED: “The Wonky Houses – Haunted Halloween” CD by Bruce Allen Designs for Fabric Confetti

Supply list:

  • 2/3 yard background fabric – pattern calls for ½ yard; I cut my fabric large enough to hoop in an 8x12 hoop and felt the extra yardage allowed for better hooping.

  • 1/3 yard contrast fabric for blocks with words

  • Variety of applique fabrics – a great way to use your scraps and fat quarters

  • 1/3 yard border fabric

  • 1 yard backing fabric

  • ¼ yard binding fabric used for loops if creating a vertical wall hanging)

  • 1/8 yard optional fabric (not on pattern) – I added a narrow border before adding border

  • Medium weight tear away stabilizer – wide enough to fit your hoop – there are five hoopings (3 houses and two word blocks – you will need two pieces of stabilizer for each hooping – one will be hooped and one will float below the hoop)

  • 2 yards Pellon SF101 – I interfaced border fabric as well as applique block backgrounds

  • Steam a seam fusible (optional) please see note above – must use if pre-cutting using SVG files

  • Batting

  • Embroidery threads to match or contrast with your applique fabrics

  • Pre-wound bobbins – several light and dark

  • Sewing thread for completing project

  • 10 ½” square acrylic ruler if you own one – will make squaring blocks a cinch

Other supplies:

  • Embroidery machine, power cord, embroidery foot, embroidery arm, 8x12 hoop or larger

  • Sewing components for your machine including foot pedal and ¼” foot for sewing project

  • Cutting mat, rotary cutter, acrylic ruler

  • Applique scissors and thread snips

  • Small ironing station is helpful if you are using pre-cut shapes

  • Seam ripper and any other supplies you normally utilize while sewing / embroidering



Download your machine’s file format for the pattern to a USB or save to your machine’s memory.

Large Halloween Wonky designs – this is where your machine file formats are found

Print off the instructions found on the required Wonky Houses CD

  • HALLOWEEN WONKY HOUSES SO – optional to print – shows detail applique pieces

  • Halloween Wonky Houses General Instructions – contains the information you need to complete the project

Prepare your background fabric – starch and press

  • Cut (3) 12”X12” background squares for the houses from the starched background fabric

  • Cut (2) 6”x12” rectangles for the word blocks from the starched fabric

  • Interface all five blocks with Pellon SF 101

  • Blocks will be cut down when embroidery is complete

  • You may want to cut the fabric large enough so it can be hooped with the stabilizer to avoid puckering. I allowed for larger cutting in the fabric requirements on the first page. You will have more waste but the extra can be used for stash applique pieces.

  • I applied SF101 to my border pieces. You will need (3) 3” x width of fabric for the borders.


Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Skill Level:
Instructor Name:
Pam Churches

The Wonky Houses - Haunted Halloween

$ 40.00



7216 Hazelton-Etna Rd. SW
       Pataskala, OH  43062


We are located in central Ohio about 18 miles east of Columbus.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Closed Sundays and most national holidays.