How To Make A Cactus Quilt Wall Hanging
ITEM # 49810889P25
How To Make A Cactus Quilt Wall Hanging
ITEM # 49810889P25
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Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Advanced

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cotton quilt fabric
  • 1/8 yd each or fat quarters – assortment of prints for cactus, flowers, and containers
  • 1 1/3 yd for background
  • 1/3 yd for border
  • 1 1/4 yd for backing and binding
  • 34"x 45" rectangle Warm & Natural batting
  • 1 package HeatnBond Lite
  • 12" embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery floss, assorted colors
  • 1 package assorted embroidery crewel needles
  • Glue stick
  • Water-erasable fabric marker
  • 6"x 24" ruler and mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Curved quilters' safety pins
  • Invisible thread for quilting
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface
  • Sewing machine

    Approximate size: 28"x 31"
    Note: To make a larger quilt, determine the number of blocks needed for desired size. Add 1/2 yd for every two additional blocks. Additional prints may be needed for the cactus and containers. Determine the backing, borders, and binding sizes and buy fabric accordingly.

    DIRECTIONS:

    Cut: Six 16" squares background fabric for each block, batting to 30"x 33 (leftovers will be used later), four 2 1/2'” border fabric strips, and backing to 30"x 33".
    Note: The design will be a mirror image of the pattern. The pattern can be traced from the back to avoid the mirror image if desired.
  1. Place the HeatnBond over the patterns, paper side up, and trace around each portion of each design individually.
  2. Fuse the HeatnBond on the back of the leftover Warm & Natural batting. Cut out each of the designs a scant 1/4" from the edge. The batting needs to be a little smaller than the pattern pieces.
  3. Use the fabric marker to trace around each pattern piece onto the fabric. This will be used for each portion of the design. Where one fabric is behind another, add about 1/4" to the fabric to be tucked under.
  4. Peel the paper off the HeatnBond batting pieces and fuse them to the back of the matching fabric pieces, centering the batting on the fabric so it is evenly spaced away from the edge all around.
  5. Center the cactus and container pieces on the background fabric squares. Overlap the design pieces where needed. Use the glue stick on the background fabric to lightly adhere the pieces to the background. This will hold them in place while stitching.
  6. Place one cactus block in the embroidery hoop and hand-stich around the fabric pieces, using the back stitch, sewn a scant 1/4" in from the edges all around; the running stitch, to give a little texture to the larger flower; and the blanket stitch, around the edge of the flowerbud. Repeat for the remaining 5 blocks.
  7. Make small slits in the outer edge of the cactus fabrics, being careful to avoid cutting into the stitching. Rub thumbnail roughly up the slit edges to encourage some unraveling. This “messy” edge gives texture to the cactus edges. Press.
  8. When the hand-stitching is complete, trim the blocks to 10"x 13".
  9. Sew two rows of three blocks with 1/2" seam allowance. Press. Trim.
  10. Sew the borders to the sides of the quilt using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  11. Layer the backing, batting, and top, and then safety pin the layers together.
  12. Stitch-in-the-ditch or quilt (use the invisible thread on top if quilting) as desired.
  13. Trim the quilt.
  14. Sew the binding strips together with diagonal seams. Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press. Use this binding around the edge to complete the quilt.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


    Approximate size: 28"x 31"
    Note: To make a larger quilt, determine the number of blocks needed for desired size. Add 1/2 yd for every two additional blocks. Additional prints may be needed for the cactus and containers. Determine the backing, borders, and binding sizes and buy fabric accordingly.

    DIRECTIONS:

    Cut: Six 16" squares background fabric for each block, batting to 30"x 33 (leftovers will be used later), four 2 1/2'” border fabric strips, and backing to 30"x 33".
    Note: The design will be a mirror image of the pattern. The pattern can be traced from the back to avoid the mirror image if desired.
  1. Place the HeatnBond over the patterns, paper side up, and trace around each portion of each design individually.
  2. Fuse the HeatnBond on the back of the leftover Warm & Natural batting. Cut out each of the designs a scant 1/4" from the edge. The batting needs to be a little smaller than the pattern pieces.
  3. Use the fabric marker to trace around each pattern piece onto the fabric. This will be used for each portion of the design. Where one fabric is behind another, add about 1/4" to the fabric to be tucked under.
  4. Peel the paper off the HeatnBond batting pieces and fuse them to the back of the matching fabric pieces, centering the batting on the fabric so it is evenly spaced away from the edge all around.
  5. Center the cactus and container pieces on the background fabric squares. Overlap the design pieces where needed. Use the glue stick on the background fabric to lightly adhere the pieces to the background. This will hold them in place while stitching.
  6. Place one cactus block in the embroidery hoop and hand-stich around the fabric pieces, using the back stitch, sewn a scant 1/4" in from the edges all around; the running stitch, to give a little texture to the larger flower; and the blanket stitch, around the edge of the flowerbud. Repeat for the remaining 5 blocks.
  7. Make small slits in the outer edge of the cactus fabrics, being careful to avoid cutting into the stitching. Rub thumbnail roughly up the slit edges to encourage some unraveling. This “messy” edge gives texture to the cactus edges. Press.
  8. When the hand-stitching is complete, trim the blocks to 10"x 13".
  9. Sew two rows of three blocks with 1/2" seam allowance. Press. Trim.
  10. Sew the borders to the sides of the quilt using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  11. Layer the backing, batting, and top, and then safety pin the layers together.
  12. Stitch-in-the-ditch or quilt (use the invisible thread on top if quilting) as desired.
  13. Trim the quilt.
  14. Sew the binding strips together with diagonal seams. Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press. Use this binding around the edge to complete the quilt.