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Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Welcome to our Christmas Candle Mini Quilt tutorial, where we'll guide you through the art of creating a festive and charming quilt adorned with machine embroidery. This project combines the warmth of holiday tradition with the precision of modern crafting techniques. Follow along as we walk you through each step. This quilt makes a great last-minute gift.

We used one of the designs from the Abstract Christmas Candle Set

The finished size of the quilt is about 11 1/2" x 13 1/2".
Small quilt with embroidery of a Christmas candle on blue background

You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon,
  • 1 fat quarter of cotton fabric in blue hues - either solid colored or with a winter-themed pattern;
  • scraps of red and green cotton fabric;
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • fabric for the backing;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads ( black, and the colors of the fabricss you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle.
Cutting:
For the central part, out of the blue fabric, cut:
  • a piece measuring 8" x 6 1/2";
  • for the borders cut the following strips:
    • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 13 1/2",
    • one strip measuring 7 1/2" x 2 1/2",
    • one strip measuring 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" and
    • one strip measuring 1 1/2" x 7 1/2".
Out of red fabric, cut:
  • one strip measuring 1" x 6 1/2",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 9",
  • one strip measuring 1" x 10 1/2".
  • Use the remaining red fabric for the binding.
Out of green fabric, cut
  • 1 strip measuring 1" x 6 1/2". Note: you can cut this strip out of red fabric, if you prefer.
Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4", press the seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the red 1" x 6 1/2" to the upper edge and the green 1" x 6 1/2" strip to the lower edge of the central part.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt

Sew the red 1" x 9" strip to the right edge of the central part.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Sew the blue 2" x 7" strip to the upper edge of the working piece.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Sew the red 1" x 10 1/2" strip to the left edge of the working piece.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Sew the blue 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" strip to the upper edge and the blue 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip to the lower edge of the working piece.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Sew the the blue 2 1/2" x 13 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Christmas Candle Mini Quilt
Embroidery:
Upload any file from the Abstract Christmas Candle Set to the embroidery machine.
Select threads. Stabilize the central part
Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the design.
Cut away the excess stabilizer around the embroidery.
A close-up of the embroidery of the candle

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 layers together.
We quilted in a free-motion style all over the working piece. Start from the central part, and quilt around the embroidery first. Then proceed to the other spaces of the central parts and the borders. Choose quilting threads to match the colors of the fabrics you use.
Press with heavy steam. Square the piece and trim it to 13" x 17".
Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Have fun!
Finished small quilt with embroidery of a candle

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