Welcome to the Stitch it and Gift it blog hop. Firstly I need to thank Carla for host us again. I hope you have been following all week. There has been lots of great posts so far and we are going to continue on our gift giving way with today's crew
Thursday, November 14th
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Every year I like to make some handmade gifts. Now sometimes I sew something small like pin cushions, handmade cards or I create something in the kitchen, like biscuits, cakes, chocolates etc.
This year I wanted to make some of these reverse applique wall hanging/table runners.
They are made with two layers of fabric with fusible between the fabric layers, right side up with batting and backing fabric, so you have a quilt sandwich. I use 505 basting spray when I baste small projects. Once the sandwich is ready -
Have you ever wonder how food terms are also quilting terms, quilt sandwiches, jelly rolls, layer cakes,etc?
Sorry I am just wondering!
Anyway back on track at this point I used the Westalee Designs Feathered Leaf template for the Black and White pair and the multi colored one above and I used the Feathers template set for the purple one. Then you quilt the design you want. The possibility are endless with all the rulers available. Once you have finished Stitching the design you use a sharp pair of scissors and cut out the top fabric sections you want to cut out, very carefully so you don't cut through the second layer. See the picture below on the right that has half the leaves cut out.
At this stage you press as per your fusible instructions to help seal your raw cut edges. Then bind your project and hanging sleeve if desired.
These make great gifts, imagine how it would turn out in Christmas fabrics. If I find some free time I may stitch one up in Christmas fabric.
A close up of the purple feather wall hanging.
These are going to some of my family as their Christmas presents.
Now make sure you pop over and visit my blogging friends to see what they have been up to.
Until Next Time
PS I do run workshops on this technique in the shop regularly, so if you are in South Australia and are interested please contact me for more details.