Monday, September 17, 2012

Die Cutting Fabric: Mini Wall Hanging Quilt

Hello Everyone! Okay... I must confess, I am totally addicted to the Sizzix Quilting Dies! This Small Dresden Plate had me at HELLO (opening it out of the box)! I promise... I am not giving up my paper crafting but, quilting is definitely on my to-do list.

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Using the Small Dresden Plate die, die cut 12 petals from fabric.

After die cutting, sew each petal together (1/4" seam) forming the plate. Press well with the seams all going one direction. Apply Wonder Under, Steam 2 Seam, etc. to the back side of the dresden plate.

Now, we need to make the quilt sandwich. Cut two 15 X 15 pieces of fabric. One for the front and one for the backing. Cut one 15 X 15 piece of batting. Fuse (iron) the dresden plate to the center of the front piece. Layer the backing fabric (right side down), then the batting and then the top (right side up). 
Pin all the layers together and top stitch each peal. Watch it puff up and come to life!

Using the Circles, 2", 3" & 4" die, die cut a two inch circle from fabric. Trace the pattern in the middle of the circle and then stitch the pattern. Apply Wonder Under to the back side of the circles after die cutting them.

Place a vintage doily piece in the middle of the dresden plate, add circle, press with iron. Pin and top stitch around the circle.

Hand quilt around the outside of the dresden plate. I echoed it three times using three different colors of thread.

You now have quilt top that looks like this. Trim the top piece to a 13 1/2 X 13 1/2 piece. All your pieces are sewn together ONLY TRIM THE TOP PIECE NOT the batting and backing. I do this because it frays so much after using the embroidery hoop and the handling process. After you trim the top piece you will have nice clean edges to sew on the binding.

Sew the binding on and then hand quilt around the edges as seen in the photo below. I added six inch piece of flower lace to the back of the quilt for hanging.

Sit back and enjoy your wall hanging!

Tammy R.

die cutting supplies
other: fabric; quilt batting; doily; embroidery thread; thread; needle
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  1. It's so sweet with the lace and handstitches!

  2. This is really lovely, and your stitches are beautiful! Another great die to put on my list! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!...Nancy :o)

  3. i love how neat and precise this is. beautiful stitching.

  4. beautiful project - you certainly make these dies inviting

  5. That is really cute I will definitely put this one on the list of crafty things to do!!!

  6. I haven't ever used mine for fabric. Do you use the deep cut blade? How does this process work please? Thanks.

  7. Tammy- love your project! The colors you used are so fresh- very pretty!

  8. BEAUTIFUL Creation!


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