It really doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to taking a quilted wall hanging right outside the box, or in this case off the web! This sweet spider quilt will mesmerize anyone when you see that last spider hanging on by a thread!
Let’s get started. This quilted wall hanging measures 11″ x 54″ when finished.
5 fat quarters
½ yard black rick rack medium and small size
Two ½ yard different pieces white/black print fabric for background fabric
1 fat quarter for binding
1 yard batting
1 yard backing
10 fun buttons
12 – 15” embroidery thread to match spider webs
Making the Cobweb
The first thing we need to do is make our cobweb template. You do this by measuring 4½” across and a center point 5″ down, which is 2¼” in the middle. Cut out of cardboard ¼” up from the bottom point, cut off the little point.
Using your nice template, cut 4 patterns out from two different pieces of fabric each so you have a total of 8 fabric template pieces.
Alternating the fabric, sew four wedges together. Press. Laying each ½” circle on the cutting board, trim off any points on the flat edge so you get a nice clean straight line.
Sew the 2 halves together matching the center point and press.
Trim all the little end points. One cobweb done! Make 4 more cobwebs using your different pieces of fabric.
Cut five 11½” squares from the background fabric.
Cut ½” strips of HeatnBond Feather Lite Iron-On Adhesive and then subcut into 3½” strips and apply to the outer edge of each of the cobwebs following manufacturer’s instructions.
Center the cobweb on each background square and press.
Sew using black thread and create fun cobweb patterns in each of the cobweb blocks. You can do different quilting patterns or the same one for each cobweb. I chose the same linear pattern as my fabric is quite colorful and busy, so wanted something simple to offset the cobwebs.
Stay tuned tomorrow as we put the finishing touches on our spider quilted wall hanging!