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Home Decor

“Wall Hanging It”

Nothing adds to home decor like a wall hanging that you made with your own two hands.  There is a sense of accomplishment and you get to show off your skills to everyone who visits your home.

Let us show you how to make one of these works of art for yourself.

The Plan

When it comes to making a wall hanging quilt, the first thing you need to decide is how big the finial quilt will be.

Where do you intend to place it on your wall?

Perhaps the vacant space will help you determine the size of your project.

Once the sizing is established, it’s time for the fun stuff. 

Choosing your design has always been what we get excited about. 

What motif is your home décor going to have?

Our Craftsy store has several patterns to choose from.  Take a look and see for yourself.

Then again, you can always make up your own design as well.  All it takes is a bit more time and patience.  If you are up to this skill level and want to take this one, by all means, do!

Getting Started

Okay, you picked out the pattern and know how big your wall hang is going to be.  Now it’s time to getting rolling on your project.

Assemble your pattern as instructed.  This could be any quilting project from stained glass to applique to a pieced design to a whole cloth quilt that is painted with fabric paints.

Finish making your quilt top and add the boarders to help the finial quilt equal the size that you determined earlier.

Cut out fabric for your backing about 4 inches on every edge bigger than your top.  Then do the same with your batting.

Make your quilting cookie, just as you normally would and finish your quilt.  

The beautiful design of your quilt can really stand out if the quilting stitches are done in the ditch or around the edges of the applique.

Hang It

Now is when it’s time to decide how you want to hang your quilt.

There are several ways that a quilt can be put on display.  It could be framed in a picture frame like any other piece of artwork or tacked to the wall with push pins.  Hung by fabric straps or hung by a cord are just a few ways that the wall hang can be completed.

Which way do you like to hang yours?

Your particular style will help you determine the way to do it for your project.  For instance, raw edge appliques are preserved well and look wonderful in a picture frame. ;) 

Wrap Up

There’s no place like home when you helped make the home decor.  Give it a try and you’ll see what we mean.  We’re sure you’ll enjoy the journey.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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