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Flowerpot Mini Quilt

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Materials
  • 12” x 7” embroidery hoop for the wall hanging center
  • 5” x 7” embroidery hoop for the 3D pansies
  • 2 small and 1 large 3D organza pansies
  • ½ small organza pansy (same design minus the leaves)
  • 9 x 10 rectangle of white linen or Kona Cloth
  • 5/8th yard of lime Batik or cotton fabric for quilt back and sashing
  • 1/3rd yard if purple Batik or cotton fabric for borders
  • 5” x 5 ½” rectangle of Terra Cotta Grunge quilting fabric for pot applique
  • 5” x 5 ½” rectangle of Heat N Bond Lite
  • ½ yard of Battilizer® or low loft batting
  • 1 package of Velcro® Peel and Stick Ovals Sticky Back for Fabrics
  • No show stabilizer
  • 1 3/8” dowel cut to 9 3/1” length
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Embroidery Threads per the color charts.
  • Water soluble thread
  • Magic Sizing® or spray starch
  • Applique Iron
  • ¼” presser foot for your sewing machine

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    The 3D pansies are created first, then make the wall hanging. The pansies are attached to the wall hanging with Velcro® oval peel and stick that is made with a special sticky back for fabrics. By using the Velcro® you can remove the flowers from the wall hanging when you want to wash it or take them off to store the wall hanging for next year. This wall hanging will also fit in your Ackfeld® Mini Quilt holder if you add a quilt sleeve to the back of the wall hanging instead of  the triangles of fabric that hold a dowel.


    Step 1:
    Make 2 small and one large organza pansy using the instructions in the ITH 3D Organza Pansy project. Make a 4th small pansy omitting the leaves.

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    Step 2:
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    For the wall hanging cut a 9” x 10” rectangle of white linen, lime green fabric, and low loft batting. Cut a 5” x 5 ½” of the pot applique fabric and Heat N Bond Lite® as well as a sheet of no show stabilizer to fit your hoop. Following the manufacturer’s instructions apply the Heat N Bond Lite® to the back of the applique fabric.


    Step 3:
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    Tautly hoop the no show stabilizer and run color stop (CS) 1 in white thread as a placement line for your fabric.


    Step 4:
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    Spray adhesive on the wrong side of the white linen and place right side up over the placement lines having the fabric exceed the placement line by ½” on all sides. Run CS 2 to tack down the fabric with water soluble thread.


    Step 5:
    Run CS 3 with terra cotta thread as a placement line for the applique.

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    Step 6:
    Remove the paper backing from the Heat N Bond Lite®, spray the applique fabric with adhesive and position over the placement line. Run CS 4 in terra cotta thread to tack down the applique.

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    Step 7:
    Remove the hoop from the machine, do not unhoop, and trim the applique right up next to the tack down lines. Press the applique with an applique iron.

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    Step 8:
    Return the hoop to the machine and run CS 5 in terra cotta to embroider the detail and the borders of the flowerpot.

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    Step 9:
    Remove the hoop from the machine, do not unhoop, and lay it face down on a work surface. Spray adhesive on the Battilizer® and position over the original placement lines so that the Battilizer® exceeds the placement lines by ½” on all sides.

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    Step 10:
    Spray adhesive on the wrong side of your back fabric and align over the Battilizer® right side up.

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    Step 11:
    Return the hoop to the machine. Run CS 6 in water soluble thread to tack down the back fabric and batting. Switch to regular white thread and run CS 7 to quilt the block. Bring the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric and hold unto both the top and bottom threads when you start to stitch the quilting to avoid making a lump of thread with the tie down stitches on the back of the block.  

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    Step 12:
    Remove the block from the hoop. Lay the ¼” lines of a see through ruler on the water soluble placement lines and trim all sides of the block to ¼” seam allowances.

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    Step 13:
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    To complete the wall hanging cut:
    a. 4 2” x 10” strips of purple border fabric
    b. 4 2” x 12” strips of purple border fabric
    c. 2 2” x 10” strips of Battilizer® or low loft batting
    d. 2 2” x 12” strips of Battilizer® or low loft batting
    e. 2 1” strips of lime green across the width of the fabric
    f. 2 2” strips of lime green across the width of the fabric
    g. 2 2 ¼” strips of lime across the width of the fabric for binding
    h. 2 4” squares of lime green fabric


    Step 14:
    Spray the 1” sashing strips with Magic Sizing® and iron. Spray the 2” sashing strips with Magic Sizing® fold in half lengthwise and iron. Make quilt sandwiches from the border pieces by Spraying adhesive on one side of the Battilizer® border strip and smoothing a corresponding border strip on one side of the Battilizer®. Spray the other side of the Battilizer® with adhesive and place another corresponding border fabric on this side of the Battilizer®. You should have two 10” and 2 12” borders (not pictured).

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    Step 15:
    Pin or clip a 1” strip of sashing to the back of the quilt block having the ends of the strip extend beyond the top and bottom of the block by ½”. If your fabric has a right and wrong side have the right side of the fabric touch the wrong side of the block.

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    Step 16:
    Simultaneously clip the folded sashing strip to the top of the block. Have the raw edges of the top strip even with the raw edges of the quilt block and the bottom sashing strip.

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    Step 17:
    Stitch through all layers with an accurate ¼” seam allowance with a 3mm stitch. Then repeat steps 15 through 17 on the other side of the quilt block.

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    Step 18:
    Press out the 1” strip on both sides out away from the quilt block.

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    Step 19:
    Align a 10” border sandwich behind the 1” sashing strip, having the border sandwich exceed the top and the bottom of the block by approximately ½” on each end. Stitch to the 1” strip only with an accurate ¼” seam allowance. Repeat on the other side of the quilt block.

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    Step 20:
    When you fold out the border to the right side of the block the two seams should butt up to each other with no gaps or overlaps.

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    Step 21:
    Press the seams flat and then press the top sashing over the seams. Edge stitch the top sashing on both sides. Repeat Steps 19 through 21 on the other side of the quilt block.

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    Step 22:
    Align a ruler across the top and bottom of the quilt block and trim the excess sashing and borders.

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    Step 23:
    Attach the sashing and top and bottom borders all the way across the quilt block and side borders following the techniques in Steps 19 through 22.

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    Step 24:
    Fold the two 4” squares in half diagonally and align with the top corners of the wall hanging. Baste in place with a 1/8” seam allowance. If you are going to hang your mini quilt in an Ackfeld frame skip this step and add a hanging sleeve after the binding is sewn to the mini quilt. https://www.embroiderydesigns.com/emb_learning/project/1463/attaching-a-hanging-sleeve-to-a-mini-quilt.aspx

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    Step 25:
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    Bind the quilt using your favorite method.


    Step 26:
    Cut the Velco® Sticky Back for Fabrics Ovals in half. Apply the loopy side to the backs of the flowers.

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    Step 27:
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    Play with the arrangement of how you would like the pansies to be on your quilt. When you get them where you would like them to be lift the edges of the flowers and make a mark with a fabric pen. Remove the flowers and attach ½ of the smooth side of the Velcro® ovals to the quilt. According to the directions you should let the Velcro® sit on the fabrics for 24 hours before attaching the flowers to the quilt block. I could not wait and attached them right away to see the project completed without any problems, but may want to follow the instructions.


    Step 28:
    Slide the 9 ¾” dowel under the pockets to make a hanging rod for your wall hanging.  

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    Step 29:
    Congratulations your Flowerpot Mini Quilt is complete!

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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