Sunday, November 11, 2012

Let it snow outside! - tutorial

The winter will be here soon. It is going cold, the days are shorter.
First snowflakes will be dancing in the air.
Today this paper pieced snowflake has appeared in the fabric window.
Do you like it?
Go on with reading the post. I will show step by step how to sew this hanging.
Paperpiece half of the snowflake. You can find the pattern in my shops HERE or THERE.
Note this is half of the pattern. The snowflake is still falling. And the project is easier and quick.
Cut two pieces with given dimensions an add a piece to each side as shown.

Cut a rectangle 7 x 11 inches and sew together.
Cut stripes 2 inch width and attach round the square.
Cut 14 inch square from back fabric and batting. Sew the top and back right side together as shown on the picture. Do not forget to leave 5" opening without seam for turning over.
Turn over, sew the opening blind stitch and iron.
Stitch a quarter inch from the edge and quilt as you desire.
I have chosen free motion quilting with white thread remembering snow.
Sewing hangings.
Cut two rectangles 6 x 3,5 " , fold each or them and stitch this way.
Turn over and iron. Make buttonholes and stitch to the back side of the quilt 1,5 " from the side edge.
 Sew the buttons and you are finished.
Let it snow!
You can use the same pattern for table runner or cushions.








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