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Background Fabric - Fat Quarter
Cut the white background fabric [Rotary Cutting] 13" x 13".
2. Print the 4 initial
3. Using a mechanical pencil, trace the different shapes of the initial you choose, onto your fusible webbing, following the manufactures directions.
I like to use dash
lines, along the edges that will be tucked under another shape.
4. Trim the fusible webbing shapes, cutting them out, leaving a small edge beyond the sewing line.
Place the fusible webbing
on the back of the different fabrics you've chosen, and cut the shapes.
5. Tape the template
paper up on a window, with the template flipped, so the letter is facing
the correct way.
Draw the lines that
you will be stitching.
Carefully remove the block from the window, and press the fusible webbing, following the manufacturers directions.
6. Stem Stitch the
stitching lines using 6 strands of black embroidery floss.
7. Trim the block ¼" beyond the sewing line that you have drawn on the back.
8. Cut 2-12" x
1¼" and 2-13" x 1¼"
strips for the thin border.
Press the seam allowances
together, toward the border.
Trim the side borders
even with the block edge.
9. Trim the borders
to ¾" by aligning the ruler's ¾"
line, along the stitching line.
10. Add a line of embroidery, along the edge of the block, using the stem stitch and 6 strands of embroidery floss.
My plan is to add blanket stitching, around the shapes of the initial, as my quilting.
~Checkerboard Lap Quilt Preview~
I'm working on this
checkerboard lap quilt, as my first suggestion for using an initial
in a quilt.
~24 More Initials & How to Use them Coming throughout 2020~
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