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Making a moose applique realistic using Banyan Batiks Alilah!

by Tania Denyer

Yesterday, I showed you how to piece and quilt the maple leaf table runner. Today, I’m adding a moose head… well really just the top of his head and his majestic antlers created with Banyan Batiks Alilah!

Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner with Banyan Batiks Alilah, Jade colorway

I chose fusible applique for this project, you may use whatever method you prefer and remember the template shapes provided. Do not include a ¼” seam. Click here to download PDF.

Cut moose head, ears, head fluff and antlers with templates pages provided. The moose antlers are long and you’ll need to cut the two template parts out and tape them together to get one whole antler. Remember to cut one of the moose antlers in reverse!

Banyan Batiks Alilah fabrics for moose head, ears, hair and antlers

Starting with the moose head, fuse the parts in place. Add the antlers using the background quilted grid as a placement guide. Finally, add the hair tuft and the ears.

If you need a more detailed description of how to create fusible applique, check out one of my earlier posts here: fusible applique.

Use this picture to help with your applique layout

Close up of the hand-look quilt stitch you can achieve on your domestic sewing machine!

I finished the applique with a hand-look quilting stitch which I did by machine. It uses an invisible thread in the top of the machine and the color of the stitching to show will be in the bobbin. If you want to know if your sewing machine can do this stitch, simply google “hand-look machine quilting stitch” and the brand of your machine.

When you’re satisfied with the quilting, trim the table runner. The trimmed measurement should be approximately 18¼ x 36¼”. The ¼” allows space to add the binding while maintaining the points in the leaf blocks.

Ready for binding

Tomorrow I’ll walk you through adding binding and an optional hanging sleeve, if you choose to make your table runner into a wallhanging suitable for any cabin or cottage decor. The Magical Moose Crossing Table Runner using Banyan Batiks Alilah fabric collection adds warmth to any cottage room setting!

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: A background of beautiful maple leaves and simple grid quilting

Go to part 5: Magical Moose Crossing quilted table runner, finished and on the table

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1 comment

MoeWest July 4, 2019 - 10:57 pm

This is so cute! I’ll be making one soon.


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