I’ve been looking for a way to display my applique and embroidery designs other than on a shirt or towel. I finally decided to try my hand at making a wall hanging, and let me tell you…I am obsessed! This is the first one I made and I’m working on another one already. Not only does it allow me to use my appliques but it is a great fabric scrap buster. I didn’t have to go out and purchase any new fabric for this project, I just used what was sitting there, and if you’re like me, there’s a lot of fabric just sitting there!
Who is this project good for:
- The quilter who has an embroidery machine attachment but hasn’t ever used it because she’s not sure how.
- The embroiderer who wants to learn to quilt, but thinks a baby size or throw quilt is too big and overwhelming.
If you like to make projects utilizing both your embroidery machine and sewing machine, than you’re going to love this.
So here’s the finished project hanging on my wall just to the side of my embroidery machine. I have decided that I want to fill up the entire wall!
If you have never made a quilt, but want to, this is a great project to start with. You use all the techniques of making a quilt, but on a much smaller level. I love hand quilting or shall I say the “hand quilted look.” I added this stitching around the applique block using my Babylock Sashiko machine. I used to do that by hand until I found this machine…and just for the record, if my house catches on fire, this is the machine I’m grabbing on my way out!! It has now trumped all the other machines in my sewing room.
I know it’s a little bit hard to see the stitches here with all the pretty flowers, but I chose to quilt using straight lines, a favorite of mine. The best part about this project is that you can use any technique you want for the quilting. You can also use any applique design that you like for the center block. As far as time goes, I completed the entire project in only a couple of hours. I think I spent more time figuring out which fabrics I wanted to use than actual sewing time.
I hope to have the instructions completed this week so you can make your very own wall hanging. The scribble flower design can be found here.