Celtic Corners

“Edge It!”

Celtic quilting patterns are some of the most beautiful designs that can be used to make gorgeous unique quilts.  Our Celtic corners pattern is no exception.

Unfortunately, Celtic knots can also be some of the most frustrating and time-consuming.

That’s why we created the easiest and most efficient way to create these special quilting treats.

Let us show you our newest free pattern and how to make it come to life for you too.

Pattern

This is what our pattern for small Celtic corners looks like.  The size of it is approximately 2 inches wide by 1 inch tall.  It can be used to make the edges for a quilting block or borders.  As an alternative it can also be used as any other applique pattern. 

Just used your best judgment and you can’t go wrong.

To get your own free PDF version of this pattern, click here: 

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Once you have the pattern, come back here to get the directions to complete it.

Directions

Here are some simple steps to guide you through working with our Celtic appliques.

Print out the pattern.

After you have the pattern printed out, choose your fabrics. Decide what will be the different pieces of the pattern and what will be the background fabric.

Then trace the whole design on to some fusible adhesive.

If this is the brand you choose, use ultra-hold for non-washable wall hangings and lite-hold for anything that will see the washer. 

The lite-hold is the only one that can be stitched down.  We don’t want to gum up your needles or cause a fun project to be the one to make you scream at the top of your lungs. Don’t want to scare the neighbors. ;) 

Next, cut out your design in between the lines or outer lines. Don’t cut out each individual piece for the smaller knots yet. Just cut around those pieces for now.

Place the design on the back of the desired fabric. Make sure the adhesive side is against the wrong side of the material. It could get mess if the adhesive side touches the iron. Yuck!

Then, with a medium hot iron, press the fusible and count to 3.

Arrange the applique in the ideal position on the background fabric. Cut the pieces for the knots as you press them into place. Use the cut away parts as a negative guide for knots placement.

Got the perfect fit and know where things should go?  It should look like a type of puzzle.

Woohoo! Peel off the paper backing and iron press the piece into place to the count of 5.

Once that is finished it’s time to stitch it down with a satin stitch if you planned to do so.  This is done with a tight zigzag stitch that is also known as a satin stitch.

Remember you don’t have to do this step if you used ultra-hold adhesive!

Now your quilting block is complete.  Congradulations!

Tips

Remember to leave some fusible to be cut away once it is fussed to the applique fabric.  This is the essential step to avoid fraying to the edges of the material.

Use the cut away fabric with fusible backing that is usually just thrown in the garbage.  It makes the perfect guide to show you the ideal placement for the design pieces.

Lite weight fusible is the only one that can be needled.  Anything stronger will gum up your thread and ruin your needle.

Ultra hold fusible is perfect for decorative wall hangs that will never be washed or sewn.  It’s ideal for framed raw edge appliques.

Wrap Up

This Celtic corners design is just one of the many Celtic quilting patterns that we have available.  Several of them are free.  Hone your skills on these and then work to more difficult ones. 

We’ll warn you though.  Working with our Celtic patterns can be very addictive and fun.  Enjoy!

Until next time.

Happy quilting,


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