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Quilted Christmas Medley

 



 

Bring holiday cheer to your home and loved ones with this quilted Christmas medley.

This project uses eight cozy and heart-warming Christmas Medley designs, and can be made in two different sizes. Add colorful buttons (or mini decorations) for an extra-special touch.

Read below for instructions!


Supplies Needed:

**28 inch curtain rod 
  (expandable to 48 inches)

**1/2 yard twill (two different
  colors, 1/4 yard each)

**1 1/2 yards quilters cotton
  (two different prints - one yard
  of print for the inner border and
  back and 1/2 yard of a different
  print for the outer border)

**Batting

**
Medium weight cutaway
   stabilizer

**Temporary spray adhesive

**Small buttons (optional)

**Needle and thread for some
  had sewing or if preferred,
  Gem-Tac permanent adhesive
 



Designs used: 

A Christmas Medley Design Pack - Lg
A Christmas Medley Design Pack - Sm

 
Finished size (Not including loops):
6x10 size designs - 26 1/2 inches by 26 1/2 inches
5x7 size designs - 19 1/4 inches by 19 1/4 inches
 




 


First we will embroider the designs.

Spray a piece of cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth a piece of twill on top. Cut the twill fabric large enough to leave a couple of inches of excess around the edges of the design. This is to be sure the fabric will be large enough to fit your hoop. We are using two different colors of twill to add interest to the wall hanging. Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together. Attach the hoop to the machine and embroider the design in the center of the fabric. Repeat this process for each design.
 


After each design has finished sewing, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery.




 

Mark and cut each embroidered shape so that they can be pieced together. 

From the design, measure and mark out 3/4 inches for the 6 inch by 10 inch size designs and 1/2 inch for the 5 inch by 7 inch size designs. Make two marks on each side.




 

Draw lines to connect the marks and cut out the shapes.




 

Now we will assemble the embroidered pieces. 

Following the diagram to the left, lay the first three bottom pieces side by side.




 

Flip the side pieces on top of the middle piece, right sides together, with the inner edges aligned. 

Pin in place.




 

Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edges only.




 

After sewing each piece together, lay them flat and press the back seams open using an iron.




 

Now, lay the middle pieces side by side.




 

Flip the right piece on top of the left piece, right sides together, with the inner bottom corners aligned. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edge only.




 

Lay the two upper left hand side pieces side by side.




 

Flip the left piece on top of the right piece, right sides together, with the inner edges aligned.  Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edge.




 

Now we will assemble all of the pieces together. Lay the assembled pieces together as shown.




 

Flip the middle section on top of the bottom section, right sides together, with the top edge of the bottom section aligned with the bottom edge of the middle section. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edge.




 

Flip the upper left section on top of the left side of the middle section, right sides together, pin in place, and sew a 1/4 inch seam.




 

Then, flip the upper right section (Santa) on top of the right side of the upper left section, right sides together and pin in place.




 

Sew a 1/4 inch seam starting at the top and ending 1/4 inch from the bottom.




 

Flip the entire top section on top of the middle section aligning the bottom of the upper right section with the top of the right middle section. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edge.




 

To add interest and texture we sewed a decorative stitch along all the seams (stitch in the ditch) on the top of the assembled embroidered piece.




 

Lets now prepare the loops for the top. 

Cut three pieces of the twill 8 inches wide by 10 inches high.  Fold the pieces widthwise (long sides aligned together) and pin in place. Sew a 1/2 inch seam along the pinned edges only.




 

Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams. 

Top stitch a 1/2 inch seam along each long side.




 

Now, bring the short ends together to form loops, pin in place, and sew a 1/2 inch seam along the short end.




 

Now we will prepare the fabric for the inner border. Cut the border fabric from the print quilter's cotton - see below for cutting instructions:

Now we will prepare the fabric for the inner border. Cut the border fabric from the print quilter's cotton - see below for cutting instructions:

  •  6x10 size

    • Inner side pieces

      • Cut two pieces 3 inches wide by 17 3/4 inches high

    • Inner top and bottom pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 22 3/4 inches wide by 3 inches high
         

  • 5x7 size:

    • Inner side pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 2 1/4 inches wide by 13 inches high

    • Inner top and bottom pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 16 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches high




 

Align the inner side pieces, right sides together, with the sides of the embroidered piece. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edges.




 

Align the inner top and bottom pieces, right sides together, with the top and bottom edges of the embroidered piece. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edge.




 

Now we will prepare the fabric for the outer border. Cut the border fabric from the print quilter´┐Żs cotton - see below for cutting instructions:

Now we will prepare the fabric for the inner border. Cut the border fabric from the print quilter's cotton - see below for cutting instructions:

  •  6x10 size

    • Outer side pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 3 inches wide by 22 3/4 inches high

    • Outer top and bottom pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 27 3/4 inches wide by 3 inches high
         

  • 5x7 size:

    • Outer side pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 2 1/4 inches wide by 16 1/2 inches high

    •   Outer top and bottom pieces

      • Cut two pieces at 20 1/4 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches high




 

Align the outer side pieces, right sides together, with the side edges of the assembled embroidered and inner border piece. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edges.




 

Align the outer top and bottom pieces, right sides together, with the top and bottom edges of the assembled embroidered and inner border piece. Pin in place and sew a 1/4 inch seam along the pinned edges.




 


The front panel is complete!

Lay the front panel on top of the batting and cut out the shape.  Then, lay the front panel on top of the quilter's cotton and cut out the shape, this will be the back panel. Lay the batting flat and then align the back panel (quilter's cotton) on top. Align the ends of the loops along the top edge of the quilter's cotton.  Position two of the loops about one inch from the upper corners and center the third loop by measuring equal distances from the corners of the loop to the upper corners of the fabric. Pin the loops in place.
 




 

Align the front panel on top of the quilter's cotton and batting with the top edges together and the right sides together.




 

Sew a 1/4 inch seam along the top and side edges but be sure to leave the bottom open for turning.




 

Turn the hanging right side out between the front and back panels (this leaves the batting to the inside). Turn the bottom edge in 1/4 inch, press, and pin in place.




 

Using nylon monofilament thread in the needle, top stitch a 1/8 inch seam along the bottom edge and a 1/2 inch seam along the sides and bottom all the way around the hanging.




 

Quilt the hanging by "stitching in the ditch" around the inner shapes, and around the borders.




 

We added buttons as embellishments. Simply sew them in place or use Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue them to the hanging. Insert the curtain rod through the loops and it's ready to hang!




 

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