This winter-themed wall quilt features the designs from Christmas Street Set in the cross-stitch technique. Because of the small size, the quilt is quick and simple to put together.
The finished size is about 8" x 25", making it good for a narrow wall space.
You will need
Stabilize the light-colored fabric with medium-weight iron-on cut-away stabilizer for embroidery. Upload the designs into the machine and embroider them one by one.
After the embroidery is done, first trim the stitch-outs to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Then cut away the stabilizer close to the embroidery.
Out of yellow and blue fabrics each, cut
Sewing the Parts:
Note: Seam allowance is 1/4". Please don't forget to press a seam after you made it.
Sew all the blue and yellow strips together lengthwise into pairs. You will get:
Subcut the 16" strip into 16 pieces 1" wide.
Take 2 of the 1" strips. Flip one of the strips so that the blue square of one strip lines up with the yellow square of the other. Sew the strips together. Repeat for the other 14 strips to get a total of 8 checkered squares.
Sew the squares to the ends of the 4 1/2" strips.
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the 6 1/2" long strips to the left and right edges of the stitch-outs in the following way:
First stitch-out - blue strips on the inside, yellow outside.
Second stitch-out - yellow strips on the inside, blue outside.
Third stitch-out - blue strips on the inside, yellow outside.
Now sew the strips with the squares to the lower edges of all blocks. The blue strip should be on top for blocks 1 & 3 and the yellow strip should be on bottom for block 2.
Sew all three blocks together.
Sew the remaining strip with squares to the upper edge of the working piece with blue strip on bottom.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 23" brown strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" brown strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted in a free motion style all over the quilt.
After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Your quilt is done. Enjoy!
Here are some close-ups: