There's little time left till Christmas, but you can still make this small wall quilt. The designs from the One-Color Vintage Christmas Set for the large (5" x 7") hoop are fast to embroider and the quilt is quick and easy to assemble.
The finished size is about 22" x 28".
You will need :
Upload the files from the One-Color Vintage Christmas Set into the machine. Hoop the pastel fabrics with light-weight cut-away stabilizer. Embroider the files one by one.
After the stitch-outs are done, trim them to 6 1/2" squares. Do not remove the stabilizer.
Out of one of the pastel fabric, cut 2 squares measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Out of black fabric, cut
Assembly of the Top:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press each seam after you made it.
Lay-out the stitch-outs into 4 rows. The first row should have a stitch-out in the center and two blank squares to either side. We put the stitch-out of the Holy Family in the center of that row. Rows 2-4 should have 3 stitch-outs each.
Sew black 1 1/4" x 6 1/2" strips between the squares.
Sew the blsck 1 1/4" x 20" strips between the rows.
Sew the black 1 1/2" x 20" strip to the bottom edge.
Sew the black 1 1/2" x 23" strips to the left and right edges of the quilt. Note that these strips are short. They should touch the bottom edge, but do not reach the upper edge.
Sew the black 1 1/2" x 12" strip to the upper edge of the quilt. This strip is short and is meant to be placed in the center. It should completely cover the top edge of the central block and overlap the blocks on either side.
Position your quilter's ruler on the diagonal of the upper (blank) blocks, so that your 1/4" marking line goes straight through both corners.
If you work with a rotary cutter, cut along this line. If you work with scissors, draw a line, then cut along the line with scissors.
Repeat for the other side.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 14" black strips along the freshly cut edges. The black strips will protrude at both ends. You can trim them now or after quilting.
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 stitched the quilt in the ditch, and quilted the borders with straight parallel lines 1/4" aside.
After the quilting is finished, press the work with heavy steam, trim and square the work.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.