Mickey Mouse Nursery Quilt Hanging
These gorgeous Licenced Disney Mickey Mouse prints are simply adorable, I love the white, mint, grey and orange colours used in this collection.
Materials • Fat quarter bundle of the Mint -Mickey Mouse prints • Fat quarter of white cotton • 56” of navy blue bias binding • Gutermann variegated teal thread • Fat quarter on fusible wadding • Fat quarter of heat and bond
Haberdashery items • Iron-away marker pen • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors • Iron • basic sewing supplies • pins • Baste spray • 4” heart template
Finished size of hanging Quilt: 8.5” x 14.5” - perfect for a nursery or toddler room… It’s a lovely way to add a little colour and your own personal touch, whether it be in your own child’s bedroom, or a gift for someone special.
Making the hanging quilt… Take your ‘heat and bond’ and draw around your heart template 3 times. Roughly cut these out, leaving excess around the template, and iron onto the wrong side of the mint mickey mouse fabric – I chose to fussy cut my hearts from the fabric, to include the printed words – ‘smile, happy, giggle’ Cut these hearts leaving a ¼” seam allowance all the round around, with a sharp pair of pointed scissors snip into the seam allowance – this will help with the needle turn applique. Baste in place on the white piece of fabric, pre-cut to measure 5.5” x 11.5”. Using the Gutermann variegated thread, and using your needle, turn and sew the seam allowance under.
Once your three hearts are in place, Fussy cut strips from the white mickey mouse worded fabric. You will need 2 strips measuring 14” x 2” and 2 strips measuring 5.5” x 2”. Sew the shorter pieces to the top and bottom on the quilt, then add the sides. Press your seams.
Cut the fusible wadding and the backing piece to measure 8.5” x 14.5”, create your quilt sandwich, by fusing/basting the layers together. Using a heat erasable marker pen, draw a ¼” heart around each applique. To free motion quilt along this line, with your variegated thread, drop the feed dogs on your sewing machine, and attach a darning foot.
Attach your binding all the way around. Create a 10” hanging loop with the left-over binding, by folding it in half and sewing a line of stitches 1/8” from the edge. Pin in place (facing down – see photo) and machine stitch to secure. Hand sew the binding onto the reverse of the quilt.
Creativeblonde recommends the following;
Retailer for the Disney fabrics and other fabrics needed to complete this project www.craftcotton.com
Stockist for Gutermann threads Gutermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk
This Nursery hanging quilt and tutorial has been created by me - creativeblonde for The Craft Cotton Co 2018.