Yesterday I completed the appliques on the Sewing Happens Here wallhanging. I hope you enjoyed the process. I use fusible applique for all my projects, it’s simple and easy to use and gives excellent results every time.
Today I’m going over a few simple finishing techniques, preparing the quilt sandwich, hanging sleeve and quilt binding. If you need additional information on quilting and step by step binding, please check out my previous QUILTsocial post A sleeve and the binding where I cover this in more detail.
To complete the wallhanging:
- cut a rectangle 4″ x 26″ from the backing fabric for your hanging sleeve
- 4 strips of binding @ 2½” x WOF (width of fabric)
Sandwich the wallhanging with backing, batting and appliqued top. I like to quilt my projects with simple straight lines and a bit of finishing of the edges of the applique. A quilt project like this won’t be washed very often so it’s not necessary to finish all the edges, unless that’s what you like to do of course!
For this and every sewing project a good iron is essential. I love this yellow Oliso Pro TG1600 Smart Iron so much!
I have really enjoyed creating this project. Creating should be a joyful process and making things that cause other people to smile is an excellent use of your time and skill. Honor your craft and remember…
Sewing Happens Here!
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Thank you for having me… until next time, go forth and be creative!