CHRISTMAS BASIC QUILT
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Fabrics are from 'Basic Xmas' range
- 40cm Fabric A - 'Basic Xmas' Star, red (includes binding)
- 40cm Fabric B - 'Basic Xmas' Star, white
- 40cm Fabric C - 'Basic Xmas' Spot, red
- 20cm Fabric D - 'Basic Xmas' Snowflake, red
- 20cm Fabric E - 'Basic Xmas' Holly, red
- 1.8m 'Prima Homespun', white
- 1m x 1.2m cotton/bamboo batting
- 'Legacy' Fuse Under
- Matching 'Gutermann' 100% cotton thread
- Rotary cutter, mat & quilters rulers
- Quilting pins, tape measure
- Scissors, seam ripper
- Hand needle
- Sewing machine with 1/4" foot & walking foot
Quilt measures: 35" x 41" (89cm x 104cm)
Note: All fabrics should be 100% cotton, washed & pressed. 1/4" seam allowance used throughout unless otherwise indicated. Read all instructions carefully before commencing the quilt.
Step 1.Trace around the star template provided onto the paper side of 'Legacy' Fuse Under and cut out leaving a 1" border around the edge. Fuse onto the wrong side of Fabric D and cut out along the lines. Set aside.
Step 2.For the pot cut a rectangle of 'Legacy' Fuse Under 5" x 3" and fuse to the wrong side of Fabric C. Using a ruler and pencil draw the pot on the paper side - top 4 1/2", bottom 3" and height 2 3/4". Cut out and set aside.
Step 3.Make 4 circle templates with the following diameters - 2 1/2", 2 1/4", 1 3/4" and 1 1/2".
Trace around circle templates onto the paper side of 'Legacy' Fuse Under making 8 x 2 1/2", 11 x 2 1/4", 12 x 1 3/4" and 14 x 1 1/2".
Step 4.Fuse 'Legacy' Fuse Under circles onto the wrong side of an assortment of Fabrics A, B, C, D and E and cut out along the lines.
Step 5.Remove the backing paper from the pot and centre on the homespun rectangle 3 1/2" up from the bottom edge. Fuse in place.
Step 6.Starting at the bottom arrange the circles on the rectangle in the shape of a triangle (Xmas tree), placing the star at the top. When happy with the design remove the backing paper from the bottom row and fuse in place. Working on a few circles at a time remove the backing paper and fuse in place. Continue in this way working up to the top finishing with the star.
Step 7.Using a small zigzag stitch and matching thread sew around the circles to secure. Topstitch around pot and star close to the edge.
Step 8. Border 1 -Sew one Fabric C border strip to each long side of the quilt top. Press seams towards border and trim off excess fabric. Sew remaining Fabric C border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top, press seams towards border and trim off excess fabric.
Step 9. Border 2 -Sew one Fabric B border strip to each long side of the quilt. Press seams towards border and trim off excess fabric. Sew remaining Fabric B border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt, press seams towards border and trim off excess fabric.
Step10. Cut homespun for backing and batting 2" larger all around. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top and baste together. Quilt as desired.
Step 11.Join the 4 x 2 1/2" Fabric A binding strips together on the bias to make one long strip. Press in half lengthwise and bind mitering corners. Attach a label or sign and date your quilt.
Step 12. Optional - Rod Pocket/Sleevefor hanging
Using leftover homepsun from the quilt backing, Cut a strip of homespun 6" to 8" wide and 1" shorter than the width of the quilt. Fold the short ends under 1/4", and then 1/4" again to make a hem and stitch.
Step 13.Fold the strip in half lengthways, wrong sides facing and sew together. Press seam open with the seam centered in the middle of the sleeve. Place the open seam against the back of the quilt and centre. Pin the top edge to the back of the quilt, about 1/2" below the binding.
Step 14.Slip-stitch the sleeve along the top edge stitching through the backing and batting. Stitch down the (short) back sides of the sleeve sides.
Step 15.Before stitching down the long bottom edge, fold up about 1/2", then stitch in place.