Keeping cool this summer – making the Coral and Blue quilted wallhanging by Carla A. Canonico July 15, 2019 written by Carla A. Canonico July 15, 2019 746 Welcome to a super fun week of quilt project using Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP® All-purpose Thread. Are you ready? Coats Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread is 100% polyester thread useful for hand sewing and machine sewing. Use hand needles 7, 8 and machine needles 11, 14 for best results. Coats Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread – Strong and smooth medium weight thread perfect for hand and machine sewing on all fabrics Today’s project uses piecing, quilting and fusible applique and was designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog. You can accomplish this in a weekend. Linda says, “Take a peek under the beautiful blue sea and note the awesome bright coral residing there. Look carefully and you’ll spy some shells, starfish and sea horses hanging out on the coral branches.” Stay cool this summer when making the Coral and Blue quilted wallhanging skill level Intermediate finished measurements 24” x 30” [60.96 x 76.20cm] materials Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP® All-purpose Thread enough assorted light, medium and dark blue fabrics to cut a total of (60) 2½” x 6½” strips: 24 light, 20 medium and 16 dark 1⁄2 yd for coral 1 yd backing fabric 1⁄4 yd binding fabric 32” x 38” batting paper-back fusible web Click to download PDF – Coral and Blue wall hanging applique Cutting From the blue fabrics: Cut the requisite number of 2½” x 6½” strips and separate into light, medium and dark piles. From the binding fabric, cut: 3 strips, 2½” x WOF Seam allowances are 1⁄4”. assemble the quilt background Lay out the light strips into four columns of six strips each, varying the location of similar colors for a pleasing effect. Label the columns with a number, then sew the long strip edges together within each column. Press seams up for columns 1 and 3, and press seams down for columns 2 and 4. Lay out the medium strips in four columns of five strips each. Repeat step 2, then join the columns to the lower edge of the light groupings. Lay out the dark strips in four columns of four strips each. Repeat step 2, then join the columns to the lower edge of the medium groups. Matching and nesting adjacent seams, pin the columns together in order. Sew the long seams and press seams in one direction. Layer the batting, backing, and top, and quilt as desired. Trim the batting and backing to match the quilt top. applique the coral Print the coral pattern on page 3 at 200%. Trace the coral pattern onto the fusible web paper backing, piecing the fusible as needed. Rough-cut the shape. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the web to the wrong side of the coral fabric. Cut out the shape on the drawn lines. Peel off the backing paper and position the coral as desired on the quilt top. Fuse securely in place. finishing Sew the binding strips together end to end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open, then press the binding in half wrong sides together. Bind the quilt edges, mitering the corners. Turn the binding to the quilt underside and hand- stitch the fold to the quilt backing. Hand-stitch some charms along the coral branches as desired. Join me tomorrow for another quilted project by the creative team at Coats & Clark using the versatile Coats Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread. This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Quilting for baby – Tummy Time Mat [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs268CoatsDual Duty XPfree patternsthreadswallhanging FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Carla A. Canonico Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com. previous post QUILTsocial Giveaway 271: Mod Graphics 12 Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! next post Quilting for baby – Tummy Time Mat YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Christmas in July, Holiday Mini Quilts Thinking of fall, a quilted Halloween Runner Dresden Delight quilt block is perfect for summer Quilting for baby – Tummy Time Mat Band Together Tote gets everyone smiling Denim Bracelet Trio, no one will ever guess! Making the Shirr Thing Bag The beauty and strength of a denim notebook... Recycling denims using Coats Dual Duty XP and... 2 comments Delaine July 15, 2019 - 8:34 am I love this pattern. Thank you so much! Reply Sandy Allen July 15, 2019 - 7:33 am Love the quilting. It really gives the quilt movement! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.