Tim Holtz Airplane Fabric Wall Hanging

Tim Holtz Airplane Fabric Wall Hanging

Crafting Time:
  • Weekend Project
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • Roll paper to make pattern
  • Approx. 1 yd each of 8 Tim Holtz® airplane fabrics
  • 2 yds of backing fabric
  • Twin size low-loft batting
  • 6 yds bias tape maxi piping
  • Paper backed fusible adhesive
  • Cotton woven fusible interfacing to back airplane
  • Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Compasses & gears embellishments from Tim Holtz® (in Papercrafting Dept.)
Finished Size: 30" x 60"


  1. Cut the roll paper to the size desired for the wall hanging. Draw the lines to create wedge shaped areas. Cut sections apart to use as pattern pieces.
  2. Make the main feature Airplane by enlarging the airplane found on the fabric to 400% or desired size. Fuse a piece of interfacing that is larger than the airplane to the wrong side of the stars fabric. This will give solid coverage so the patchwork doesn’t show through the airplane. Use paperbacked fusible adhesive to fuse to the back of the interfacing. Cut out the enlarged airplane and trace the airplane onto the back side of the fused fabric. This will make it easy to place and fuse the airplane to the quilt. Cut out the prepared airplane and remove paper backing.
  3. Decide which areas will be whole cloth and which areas are patchwork. Using the pattern pieces cut the whole cloth sections. Be sure to add seam allowances before cutting the fabric.
  4. Cut various fabrics to have pieces to make the patchwork sections. Include large pieces that show the key features of the airplane fabric. Sew the patchwork sections together to create areas larger than the pattern pieces. Using the pattern pieces cut out the patchwork sections. Be sure to add seam allowances before cutting the fabric.
  5. Carefully sew the sections together with the piping in each seam for added interest.
  6. Add the large compass from the fabric to the corner. Satin stitch the compass in place. Fuse and satin stitch the airplane in place.
  7. Lay out the backing wrong side down with the batting on top. Make sure it is smooth. Lay the quilt on top and pin and/or baste the layers together.
  8. Quilt as desired.
  9. Square up the quilt by trimming edges.
  10. Cut the binding fabric into 2-1/2" strips. Sew the strips end to end to make one long strip. Press the strip in half with WST to form a long 1-1/4" strip pressing seams as you go. Sew raw edges of the binding strip even with the quilt edges on the front side of the quilt. Miter the corners. Overlap ends, trim any excess and finish sewing the binding. Fold binding over to the back and machine sew or hand stitch to finish.
  11. Add embellishing features with the gears and compasses to the quilt.