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Wall Quilt with One-Color French Bulldog Embroidery
Welcome to this tutorial on creating a wall quilt featuring a French Bulldog. You'll learn how to sew the quilt, add stylish flower embroidery using a machine, and enhance your design with fabric permanent markers. Let's get started!

We used the design of French Bulldog with Rose for a Commercial Hoop, The Mega Hoop design will work as well.
The finished size of the quilt is about 15 1/2" x 15 1/2".

A small black-and-white wall quilt with an embroidery of French Bulldog in the center

You will need :
  • black embroidery thread, either polyester or rayon,
  • a piece of white fabric for the central part;
  • small amount of black fabric for the corner squares and binding;
  • small amount of cotton fabrics with black-and-white patterns (you will need at least 6 different fabrics, but more is preferable);
  • light-weight cut-away embroidery stabilizer;
  • fabric for the backing and binding;
  • batting;
  • quilter's ruler;
  • rotary cutter;
  • iron;
  • #12 universal needle;
  • quilting threads (the colors of the fabrics you use);
  • #12-#14 quilting needle;
  • red fabric paint, you can use either markers, or pencils, or inks.
Embroidery:
Upload the file of the French Bulldog with Rose to the embroidery machine.
Stabilize the piece of white fabric.
Hoop the fabric tightly and embroider the design.
Trim the stitch-out to 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" square.
Cutting:
For the first border, out of one of the black-and-white fabrics, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 1" x 11 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1" x 12 1/2".
For the second border, out of black-and-white fabrics, cut 12 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 10 1/2".
Out of black fabric, cut 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". Use the remaining black fabric for the binding.
Assembly:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4" unless otherwise recommended, press the seam immediately after you make it.
Sew the 1" x 11 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the stitch-out.
French Bulldog Quilt
Sew the 1" x 12 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the stitch-out.
French Bulldog Quilt
Sew the 12 black-and-white 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" strips lengthwise together.
The black-and-white strips sewn lengthwise together.

Subcut this unit into 4 strips, 2 1/2" wide each.
French Bulldog Quilt
Sew the 2 of the strips to the upper and the lower edges of the central part.
French Bulldog Quilt
Sew the black squares to the ends of the 2 remaining strips.
French Bulldog Quilt
Sew these new strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
FInished top of the quilt.
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 echo-quilt the emboidery first.
A close-up of the embroidery and quilting stitches.

Press with heavy steam. Square the piece - all angles should be 90 degrees and opposite sides of the same length.
Finish the raw edges with the black binding.
Prepare your coloring media. Read the manufacturer's instructions and try the media on a scrap of fabric first. Color the quilt.
The quilt is prepared to be colored.
We colored only the petals of the rose to give the quilt a modern look. Feel free to add some green as well. But in that case, we recommend green binding.
Close-up of the colored rose.
Have fun!
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