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Christmas Gifts Quilted Wall Hanging

This small, simple wall hanging is quick and easy to put together. The finished size is about 16" x 20". It makes a great gift, or you can use it to spruce up any part of your home. The quilt feautres the design Christmas Gifts for the large (5" x 7") hoop.



You will need:

  • embroidery threads,
  • medium-weight iron-in cut-away stabilizer,
  • 1 fat quarter of light-colored fabric for the background,
  • small amount of 4 patterned green fabrics,
  • a strip of fabric for the floor (we used a print of wood planks, but you can also use a solid color such as brown or grey),
  • 1 fat quarter of patterned fabric for the borders,
  • solid red, green or yellow fabric for the binding,
  • batting,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • quilting threads,
  • quilter's ruler and rotary cutter, or pencil and scissors,
  • small embellishments, like crystals, beads, stars (optional).

Cutting:

Out of 4 different green fabrics cut 4 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 12 1/2", 3 1/2" x 10 1/2", 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Out of the fabric for the background, cut

  • 10 squares measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 1 1/2",
  • 2 strips measuring 3 1/2" x 2 1/2",
  • 1 strip measuring 1 1/2" x 12 1/2".
Out of "floor" fabric, cut a strip measuring 3 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Out of the fabric for the borders, cut 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 16 1/2".

Making the Tree Branches

Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you make it.

Take a green strip and 2 light-colored squares.

Position the strip on your working table, face up. Position one of the squares, face down on the left of the strip. Align the sides.

With a the graphic pencil, draw a diagonal to connect the upper right corner and the lower left corner.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Machine stitch along the diagonal.
Cut the excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.
Unfold the square and press.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Repeat for the other side of the strip.
Repeat for all 4 green strips.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Assembly of the Top:

Lay out the strips according to length.

Sew the 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" light-colored strips to the ends of the shortest strip.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Sew the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" light-colored strips to the ends of the 2nd shortest strip.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Sew the 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" light-colored squares to the ends of the third strip.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Now sew all the "tree" strips together.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Sew the light-colored 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" strip to the upper edge of the working piece.

Sew the "floor" strip to the lower edge of the working piece.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Attaching the Borders:

Sew the 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" borders to the left and right edges of the working piece.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Sew the 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" borders to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.

Christmas Gifts Wall Hanging

Embroidery:

Print out the color card and select threads according to the color card.

Upload the file with Christmas Gifts into your embroidery machine.

Stabilize the place between the "floor" and the first "tree branch" with medium-to heavy-weight iron-on stabilizer. Hoop it, tighten the hoop.

Embroider the file. Please don't forget to cut out jump stitches after every color.

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 through the embroidery with invisible (polyamide) thread in a freemotion style. Then we quilted all over the quilt in a free-motion style, changing quilting threads.

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.
You can fursther embellish the tree with beads or crystals, stars or sequins.


Enjoy!


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