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Quilted wall hanging

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Quilted wall hanging

Finished wall hanging measures 105 x 19 cm (41-3/8 x 7-1/2 in).

You need:
Download the pattern (PDF format, requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Cotton or polyester/cotton broadcloth, 115 cm wide, as follows:
.70 m cream, for background and backing
20 cm square each, navy blue print, pale brown or grey print, light blue solid and, orange solid, for trees
18 cm square each, pale green print, medium green print, green/peach print, red and purple solids, for trees
Scraps of solid greens and browns, for trunks
2.60 m cream extra-wide double-fold bias tape, for binding
Matching thread
Piece of polyester quilt batting, 115 x 30 cm (45 x 12 in)
Cream quilting thread
Fine quilting needle
Quilting frame
Wooden rod
Mylar or light cardboard, for templates
Pencil and ruler
Brown paper

To make:
Note: Preshrink and press all fabrics. Sew with right sides together using 6 mm (1/4 in) seam allowance throughout. Press all seams to one side. Avoid stretching seams when stitching along bias.

A. To enlarge template patterns:
Enlarge by the squaring method, as follows: On brown paper, draw a grid of horizontal and vertical lines 2.5 cm (1 in) apart. Each square on the diagram equals a 2.5 cm square on your paper. Enlarge by drawing each line of the template design onto the corresponding square on your paper. Transfer labels and grain lines.


B. To prepare templates:
Trace pieces A, B, C, D, I, K, L and M onto Mylar or transfer onto cardboard. Turn piece C over to make reverse template CR. Cut out and label all templates (6 mm seam allowance is already included).

C. To cut fabrics:
From cream broadcloth, cut 1 piece 115 x 30 cm for backing and 4 pieces 16 x 10 cm (6-1/4 x 4 in) for hanging loops. Trace around templates and cut 3 A pieces, 1 C piece, 1 CR piece, 5 B pieces, 5 K pieces, 3 L pieces and 2 M pieces. From each 20 cm square, cut 1 piece A. From each 18 cm square, cut 1 piece D. From trunk scraps, cut 9 I pieces.

D. To piece:
1. On flat surface, arrange wall hanging pieces according to layout in Diagram B (in pattern).

2. Bottom strip: Sew side edges of trunk (I) and background pieces (M, L and K) together in one long strip as indicated in Diagram B.

3. Top strip: Piece half tree (D) and background triangle (B) pieces together. Beginning with piece CR and ending with piece C, sew side edges of tree triangles, half trees and background triangles together in one long strip as indicated in Diagram B.

4. Stitch strips together along one long edge, centring trunks under trees.

E. To quilt:
Sandwich batting between backing and wall hanging top. Pin and baste layers together. Stretch on quilting frame. Quilt in the ditch along tree and trunk seamlines.

F. To finish:
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric from all edges. Fold each hanging loop rectangle in half so right sides are together and long edges meet. Stitch down long edge. Turn right side out. Press. Fold each loop in half so short ends meet. Pin loops to back of hanging (raw edges even with top of hanging), 1 cm (3/8 in) and 33 cm (13 in) in from top corners.

Open out tape. With right sides together and raw edges even, sew binding around edges of wall hanging, mitring corners as you go and catching raw edges of fabric loops in stitching. Fold binding to back of wall hanging and slipstitch folded edge to stitching line. Press binding and press loops up. Remove basting. Insert rod through loops.

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