I recently got my hands on some beautiful Irish linen, lovely shades of grey and blue.
In between sneezing and coughing this past week I have been gradually putting a wall hanging together!
I thought the 100% linen would have been a bit stretchy, but a quick spray of startch made it very easy to work with:)I made this wall hanging,
anyone else feel the same way? :D
Here is a quick tutorial for a super quick project;)
If using 100% linen fabric, use spray starch on the fabric before starting.
1. Cut out the background fabric 12 1/2" x 18"2.Trace the letters and heart lock on to Bondaweb, iron letters and heart lock on to different fabrics. Cut out carefully, and place on background fabric. Press in place.
3.Cut a piece of medium weight Vilene slightly bigger than the background and place underneath.
4. Applique the letters on to the background fabric using a small zig zag stitch. I used Invisafil thread which is quite fine and didn't overpower the letters.5. Cut out the first border: 4 pieces 1" x 24"
Cut out the second border: 4 pieces 1 1/2" x 24"
Sew first border to second border, make 4 borders.
6. Sew on borders and mitre corners.
7. Press well. 8. Layer backing, wadding and top together, pin together.
Place template randomly on the wall hanging and draw around it using a watersoluble pen. Quilt around the heart shapes.
10. Make binding 2 1/2" x 82". Attach binding and hand sew in place.
11. Make a sleeve for the back of the wallhanging and enjoy!
Finished size approx. 15 1/2" x 21"
Please email me if you would like a copy of the letters and heartlock shape to make this wall hanging. firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a limited amount of "fabric is the key to my heart" wall hanging kits, which are £15.99 plus postage
(UK & Europe p&p £3.99. USA/Canada p&p £5.50).
available on my website www.lisnawearyquilts.co.uk
I have a wall hanging kit of "Fabric is the key to my heart" in exactly the same Irish linen to giveaway:)
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