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Spiders Hanging by a Thread quilted wall hanging

by Jackie White

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!

Spider wall hanging with five vertical blocks each having a cobweb in them and the top four having a spider in them and the last block having a spider hang off the quilt hanging by a thread.

Quilted spider wall hanging

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

HeatnBond Feather Lite Iron-On Adhesive

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

Rick rack, kai scissors, white thread, print fabric, black fabric and HeatnBond all sitting on a rotary cutting mat.

Gather all your tools and supplies you will need for the wall hanging.


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.

Triangular piece of paper with one corner cut off laying on an Olfa cutting mat.

Template used to create spider web

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.

Two different pieces of fabric cut into the template shape on a wooden desk.

Using your fancy template, cut out 4 cobweb shapes from 2 different fabric pieces for a total of 8 cobweb 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.

8 wedges of fabric sewn together on an Olfa cutting mat with a sliver cut off leaving a clean straight line.

Cut along the edge of cobweb to ensure you have a nice clean 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.

Cobweb made of 8 fabric wedges on wooden desk.

Sew the two halves of the cobweb together.

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.

Wrong side of fabric cobweb with fusing on outer edges on cutting mat.

Apply strips of HeatnBond Iron-On Adhesive to border of cobweb.

Center the cobweb on each background square and press.

Oliso iron pressing a pieced fabric cobweb onto a background block.

Press the fused cobweb to the center of the background block.

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.

Two fabric cobweb blocks stitched with black thread beside each other.

Sew a fun pattern to attach the cobweb to your block.

Stay tuned tomorrow as we put the finishing touches on our spider quilted wall hanging!

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3:  Quilt and embellish your Turtle on the Trot wall hanging

Go to part 5: How to use HeatnBond Iron-On Adhesive to make spiders for your quilt


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