Friday, January 6, 2012

"Victorian" Christmas Star Wall Hangings

Fabric: 100% cotton "quilter's cotton" and polyester low loft batting.

Pattern: Look familiar? The larger one is the same as this other one I made but different fabrics. No kit used this time but I still had it all in my stash. The smaller wall hanging is the same pattern but the squares are cut one inch smaller.

Modifications: Same as for the other quilt: I added the hanging sleeve on the back for a dowel road to go through. I also cut binding on grain (since the edges of the quilt are straight and not curved) and sewed it right sides together to the BACK. This way when I fold it over to bind the edge, I can sew it on the machine and have it look good on the front. Most people sew the binding right sides to the FRONT and then fold it around to bind the edge and whip stitch it to the back. That takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r. I have a couple more wall hangings to do and I needed this to be done quick! That's my tip for quick quilts. :) I also machine stitched in the ditch instead of hand quilting.


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