American Icons Quilt

by Tari Intardonato


Celebrate summer in a patriotic way with this adorable table top quilt. Fun to stitch and even more fun to display!

This project features designs from American Icons #80028 by Debra Jordan Bryan.

 

Supplies

Fabric:

  • 1/2 yard Cream Cotton
  • Backing – Fat Quarter
  • Low Loft Batting – 14" x 16"
  • 1/4 yard Navy Blue Cotton - Binding

Notions:

Accessories:

  • Large Embroidery Hoop
  • Medium Embroidery Hoop
  • Embroidery Foot
  • Patchwork/Quarter-inch Foot
  • Walking Foot

Embroidery Designs:

Cut and Prepare Fabric:

  • Cut 2, cream fabric and Heavy Weight Cut Away 10" x 14", to fit Large 5" x 7" oval hoop. Cut Fusible Polymesh 10" x 14" and fuse to cream fabric following directions.
  • Cut 2, cream fabric and Heavy Weight Cut Away 8" x 9", to fit Medium hoop. Cut Fusible Polymesh 8" x 9" and fuse to cream fabric following directions.

Embroidery:

  • Use temporary adhesive spray to join 10" x 14" cream fabric to Heavy Weight Cut Away.
  • Hoop 10" x 14" cream fabric and stabilizer in large hoop. Stitch Design #80028-14, using recommended thread colors and increasing the design by 20%.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 with Design #80028-07, using recommended thread colors.
  • Use temporary adhesive spray to join 8" x 9" cream fabric to Heavy Weight Cut Away.
  • Hoop 8" x 9" cream fabric and stabilizer in large hoop. Stitch Design #80028-02, using recommended thread colors and increasing the design by 20%.
  • Repeat steps 4 and 5 with Design #80028-08, using recommended thread colors and increasing the design by 20%.

Cut and Sew Embroidered Blocks:

When embroidery is finished cut blocks to:

  • 7 1/2" x 9 1/2" – Design #80028-14
  • 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" – Design #80028-02
  • 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" – Design #80028-08
  • 5 1/2" x 9 1/2" – Design #80028-07
  • Lay out blocks in two columns. The first row will have designs: #80028-14 and #80028-02.
  • The second row will have designs: #80028-08 and #80028-07.
  • Attach patchwork foot. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, seam the blocks with right sides together.
  • Pieced first row will measure 7 1/2" x 14 1/2"
  • Pieced second row will measure 5 1/2" x 14 1/2"
  • Pieced first and second row. Pieced blocks will measure 12 1/2" x 14 1/2".

Assemble The Mini Quilt:

  1. Optional: Make a quilt hanger by sewing two 9" x 5" fabric strips right sides together down both short sides, using a 1/4" seam. Turn right sides out, and press in half so your folded piece measures 9 x 2 1/2".
  2. Place quilt backing (14" x 16") face down.
  3. Lay batting on top of backing.
  4. Lay the top of quilt right side up on top of batting.
  5. Quilt as desired. This quilt was quilted using a serpentine stitch. The length was changed to = 2.4. The width to = 5.5. Variegated thread was stitched every 1" horizontally.
  6. Add Rick Rack horizontally over seams.
  7. Add Rick Rack vertically over seam.
  8. Cut 2 1/2" strips to make binding.
  9. Apply binding to quilt from front of quilt sewing a 1/4" seam.
  10. Add hanger to back during binding process.
  11. Hand sew binding to back.
  12. Hand tack down lower edge of hanger.

Quilt is complete! Display on 12" x 14" Table Stand.

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