SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Cotton quilting fabrics: at least 12 prints
- Rotary cutter, mat
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Iron and ironing surface
- Low-loft polyester batting
- HeatnBond® Lite
- 11"x14" artist canvas
- Computer printer fabric
- Computer and printer
- Rayon embroidery thread
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Wedding invitation or baby announcement
1. Cut assorted fabrics into a total of fifty-six 2 1/2" squares.
2. Print invitation or announcement on computer printer fabric, centering the printing on the page.
3. Cut printed fabric to 4"x4" or 4"x6" plus 1/2 inch all around for seam allowance. Place printing at least 1/2" from all edges when planning the cut.
4. Arrange squares in eight rows of seven, fitting announcement at least two rows from sides and removing patches to be replaced by printed piece.
5. A narrow folded contrast fabric, like cordless piping, can be sewn around edges of the printed piece to frame it.
6. Sew fabric squares in rows, sewing announcement in as placed. Sew rows together.
7. For a monogrammed wedding invitation, enlarge desired
letter and print it on paper as a pattern. Trace letter in reverse onto paper side of HeatnBond® Lite and fuse to reverse side of monogram fabric. Following manufacturer's directions adhere to project. Place tear-away stabilizer under monogram, satin stitch edges. Letters can be reserved in the computer and printed to facilitate tracing process.
8. For baby announcements, trace birds and wings onto HeatnBond® Lite and continue with the applique as in step 7.
9. Cut a 14"x16" piece of batting. Place finished project on top of batting. Center over artist canvas. Starting on one edge, staple fabric and batting to back of frame. Staple opposite side, stretching slightly. Continue with remaining sides. Fold edges over the corners and staple.