Last month in my post Adding dimension to applique pieces using fabric markers, we learned how to accent a floral applique with color.
During this week’s posts, I’ll show you how to use fusible web applique to create a fun quilted spring banner.
This is a great project to practice your coloring skills!
Step 1 – Gather your materials
- One package HEATNBOND Feather Lite
- One package UNIQUE Sewing Tear Away
- One UNIQUE Applique Press Sheet
- FABRIC FUN Fabric Markers, bright or primary colors to highlight your chosen fabrics
- One package SCHMETZ 75/11 Embroidery Needles
- Several spools GÜTERMANN Dekor Viscose/Rayon thread in a variety of colors to go with your applique fabrics
- One spool black or white GÜTERMANN Dekor Bobbin Thread
- One spool GÜTERMANN 50 weight cotton thread to match your background fabric for construction
- One package HEIRLOOM 1½” Safety Pins
- 24″ x 30″ piece of FAIRFIELD Soft & Toasty Natural Cotton Batting
Fabric for applique, background backing and binding
I used fabrics from the collection Black and White with a Dash of Color by NORTHCOTT Studio
The vibrant happy colors are perfect for this project.
- ⅞ yard royal blue for background and backing
- ⅓ yard bright green for binding
- 1 fat quarter each of orange, yellow, bright green and turquoise for applique
- applique scissors
- pencil to draw applique shapes
- small canning jar lid or something similar to trace circle for center of flower
- 4″ x 6″ oval shape to trace for petals (optional)
- Computer and printer to create fonts
2½” – 3″ letter stencil or stick on letters
- a good quality iron
- Sewing machine with applique foot and walking foot to construct and applique banner. Darning foot if you wish to add some free motion quilting.
Note: We’ll be using a variety of the sewing machine decorative stitches to stitch down our applique shapes.This technique will require a machine with a zigzag stitch or more.
We have our supplies and are ready to go!
Join me tomorrow as I show you Step 2, how to prepare and apply the applique pieces for our quilted spring banner. Then follow me all week as we finish the Welcome Spring quilted banner.