Today, with the help of HEATNBOND® Lite Iron-On Adhesive Sheets we’re going to make this quick and festive little project and there’ll be very little sewing to do!
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to show you how to make a festive stained glass quilted wall hanging using products that will make this project super quick and fun to complete!
Today we’ll select and cut our fabrics, then get them ready to be combined in this project.
- One fat quarter of a light blue (not too busy) fabric for the background
- One 8½” square piece of green fabric for the shamrock
- Two co-ordinating, but contrasting green fabrics, one strip 21” long and the other 31” long, each 2½” wide
- A fat quarter of a solid black* fabric
- One package of HEATNBOND® Lite Iron-On Adhesive Sheets
- Black thread
*A lighter weight fabric will work best for this project. I enjoyed working with Northcott’s ColorWorks Premium Solid 9000 collection.
I like to use HEATNBOND® Lite Iron-On Adhesive Sheets for the stabilizer: very user-friendly!
Let’s get started!
From the 17” long side of the iron-on adhesive sheet, cut three strips, each just shy of 2½” wide. Next, cut one 8” square from the iron-on adhesive sheet.
Place the adhesive strips paper side up on the wrong side of the fabric strips – you will need to cut the third adhesive strip so that part can be ironed onto each of the two green strips of fabric. Make sure the adhesive strips are centered from edge to edge on the fabric and don’t overhang; you don’t want to press the adhesive to your ironing board cover!
Following the temperature setting guide recommended on the package, press the stabilizer strips to the wrong sides of the green fabric strips.
Download and print the shamrock template. Using the template trace the design onto the paper side of the 8” square adhesive sheet. Press it onto the wrong side of the 8½” square of green fabric.
*You may have noticed that the image on the template appears reversed from the image of the completed project. Once you’ve pressed the stabilizer onto the fabric and cut out the design it will resemble the final project image.
Now it’s time for cutting fabric!
From the 21” long strip of green fabric cut eight 2½” x 2½” pieces and from the 31” long strip of green fabric cut eight 3¾” x 2½” pieces. Now cut the shamrock shape from the fused square of green fabric!
Using a pencil, draw a 10″ square in the center of the light blue fat quarter that will be used for the background. Remove the adhesive paper backing from all of the pieces of fabric that you’ve cut. Place the shamrock in the center of the 10″ square drawn on the background fabric.
On the outer edge of the 10″ square place the 2½” squares and the 2½” x 3¾” pieces as shown in the photo below.
Once all of the pieces have been placed, press, using a hot iron to fuse them to the background fabric.
Remember when using HEATNBOND® Lite Iron-On Adhesive as the stabilizer you’ll only need to press each piece for a couple of seconds.
So far, so good!
Once all of the fabrics are fused to the background, we are ready to go on to our next step. The HEATNBOND® Lite Iron-On Adhesive Sheets made these first steps in our project so easy! Tomorrow we’ll work on making the black, fusible bias strip so we can give our project a realistic stained glass look.