Christmas Wall Hanging
Finished size: 16 ½” x 13 ½”
Follow my tutorial, on how to make a decorative wall hanging. These beautiful Christmas fabrics are all available from ‘Craft Cotton’, and also available to purchase in Fat Quarter packs at Hobbycraft
• FQ pack of Craft Cotton novelty Christmas prints
• FQ white plain dyed poly cotton fabric
• 17” x 14” piece of heritage premium wadding
• Gutermann white thread 1001 and silver metallic thread 7009
• 12” ‘Deck the halls’ christmas ribbon from Groves
• 12” x 5” piece on Vlieseline Bondaweb
Haberdashery items • Iron-away marker pen • Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors • Iron • Cutting mat • Basic sewing supplies • **‘Snow’ Templates • 505 basting spray or pins
** To create your template, write ‘SNOW’ in capital letters in ‘word doc’. Font: Copper Black Size: 200
Making the wall hanging Begin by cutting all the pieces of fabric: Penguins on cream 16 ½” x 10 ½” Trees on red 16 ½” x 2” (x2) fussy cut to centralise the trees with snow above Trees on cream 16 ½” x 7” Trees on red 16 ½” x 7” White 11” x 5” Snowflakes on blue 12” x 5” Snowflakes on blue 66” x 1 ¼” (join strips at right angles to create the length for the binding)
Let’s Begin… Print off the templates Reverse the letters from the template by turning the paper faced down and drawing over the letters – holding the paper up to the window can help
Trace the reverse of the letters onto the Bondaweb
Fuse with a dry heat onto the ‘Snowflakes on blue’ 12” x 5” piece of fabric, and carefully cut out the letters. Fuse the white fabric to the remaining Bondaweb. Peel of the backing paper from the letters and fuse with a dry heat to the white piece of fabric. Use a heat erasable fabric pen to create a ‘snow’ bubble around the letters and cut out, peel away the backing paper and fuse to the centre of the ‘Penguins on cream’ fabric.
Sew the ‘trees on red’ fabric to the top and bottom of the centre panel, press seams towards the red. Baste to the wadding. To create the backing, simple sew both the tree fabric together and press seams towards the red fabric, baste the other side of the wadding. Change the foot on machine to a FMQ foot, threads up the silver metallic thread and sew around each of the letters 1/8” from the raw edge, continue around the white fabric.
Pin the ribbon 5 ½” in from each top corner (the ribbon should lay RST towards the quilt). Add the binding strips all the way around to the front of the quilt, trim away any excess. Press ¼” of the raw edge over, pin and hand sew to the reverse, create neat corners as you sew.
Your wall hanging is complete…
This ‘SNOW Christmas wall hanging’ and tutorial has been designed and created by Michelle at creativeblonde.
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Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2018