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.
This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
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Looking forward to reading all of these posts. I love my garden flag and would love to learn how to make banners so I can change it out more often. This will be great!
That’s a great idea to use the banner as a garden flag Donna.
I bet it looks wonderful!