Just an hour is all it took for this quick diagonal machine quilting & binding!
Just 2 binding strips will do it!
The label is my typical label. Just cut 1 1/2″ strip of tea dyed muslin 8″ to 10″ long determined by how much info you want to write on it. Press under 1/4″ on both ends & then press in half. Baste it to the back of the quilt with the edge even with edge of quilt after the binding is stitched onto the front. When you stitch the binding down it will be stitched in at the same time.
I’ll write on it as soon as I decide on a name for the quilt.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my 4th little 12 Days of Christmas sewing project.
Everyone who quilts, binds & labels your quilt & posts it on my FB group will win a free Suzn Quilts pattern of your choice!
Trim the Tall Tiny Tree Block out of the instructions page.
With rotary cutter or paper scissors, cut the paper on the trunk lines.
This will allow you to trace right onto the tree blocks,
but first trace a trunk or two onto a scrap so you can practice on it instead of your nice block!
Put a stabilizer behind the piece.
I used a piece of printer paper. It’s easy to remove & no wetting or residue.
Practice stitching on the lines!
I used a satin stitch which is just a zig zag stitch with a very short stitch length & I used 12 wt. Sulky cotton thread which makes nice full stitches. The stitch width is a 2 on my BERNINA but all machines are different so experiment until you like it.
When you like your stitching, lay the template over a Tall Tiny Tree Block, being sure the bottom of the tree aligns with the paper block then trace the trunk with an Ultra Fine Sharpie of pencil.
(Please ignore that my paper block is smaller than my fabric block. I changed your diagram to fit perfectly but had already photographed this step!)
No need for thick lines.
Trim the threads front & back.
Next, peel away the paper!
I don’t think it could be any easier!
After you’ve made the trunks on the 3 Tall Tiny Tree blocks, trim the paper template on the dashed line to align it on the Tiny Tree Blocks.
Again be sure the template aligns with the bottom of the actual tree, then draw the trunk.
Stitch the trunk then trim the threads & remove the stabilizer…
If you prefer, you can also hand stitch the trunks, but this way is so fast & fun!
2 lucky winners will get my Dresden Love pattern + a piece of the same fabric that I’ve been using for my 12 Days quilt since I’ve had several inquires about what line of fabric it is, to use for the center of their Dresden Love quilt.
For a chance to win, just post of pic of your first 6 blocks (2 houses, 2 Tiny Trees & 2 Tall Tiny Trees)