Love Letters Wall Hanging

FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
All seams are 1/4”. Pressing directions are indicated.
Read all instructions before cutting. A walking foot is
highly recommended for stitching through the multiple
layers of fabric.
Fabric Required
Letters
L
4x7
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
E
5x7
Instructions:
Background
(6) Fat Eighths 9”x22”
Letter Rectangles: see
instructions
(1) Fat Quarter
1. Layer the letter fabric Binding
1/4 yard
right side up. Following the
Cut (2) 2-1/2” strips
straight grain of fabric
V
6x7
1/8 yard
cut rectangles through all Optional Flange
(4)1”x22” strips
six layers as shown.
2. Shuffle the fabrics in
(1) Fat Quarter
Backing
each stack so that you
O
8x7
show a different fabric on Batting
18”x20”
top for each letter. You
may want to use a shot of temporary spray baste to hold the layers together
Use a marking pencil to draw a 45 ° diagonal line across the center of each square. The lines do
not have to be in the exact center; use your best judgment. Alternate the direction of the diagonal line as shown.
Select a matching thread to stitch on the line from one edge of the fabric to the other. It is
not necessary to backstitch this seam.
Place a bubble letter on top of it’s assigned stack. Use temporary spray baste or
pins to hold the letter in place. Use sharp scissors to cut around the letters,
through all six layers of fabric.
Layer backing, batting and background fabric. Baste a diagonal X
across the center of your quilt top, as shown.
Temporarily place your letter stacks in place on the quilt top. Determine how you want to overlap the letters.
You will begin making your chenille letters with the letter that is on
the BOTTOM. This may vary, depending on how you place your letters. For our sample, the letter E is on the bottom.
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FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
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9. Use temporary spray baste to temporarily adhere your first
letter to the quilt top.
10. Using your walking foot, stitch over the first stitching line,
backstitching at the edges of the letter.
11. Using this first line as a guide, stitch 3/8” on each side of
the line, backstitching at the edges of the letter. Continue in
both directions until you have stitched diagonal lines 3/8”
apart across the entire letter. It is important to alternate the direction of
your stitches to keep your chenille in its appropriate place.
12. Use a sharp scissor or chenille rotary cutter to cut through all six layers
of fabric in the center of the channel formed by the stitching lines.
Do NOT cut through the background fabric.
13. Place the next letter on your quilt top and follow the
Instructions for Steps 9-12 to stitch the letter in place
and make the chenille channels.
14. Continue adding the remaining two letters.
15. Quilt the wall hanging as desired.
16. Square up your wall hanging and cut it to the desired size.
17. Optional Flange: Fold the 1” strips in half and press. Use
a scant 1/4” to stitch the flange in place along each side of
the quilt top. Trim edges.
18. Add a rod pocket, if desired.
19. Stitch binding strips together. Bind the quilt top.
20. Using water in a spray bottle, soak each letter and fluff with a tooth brush. Once it is dry, assess if additional fluffing is necessary. Or, you can wash the completed wall hanging and dry it
on a delicate cycle to fluff the chenille.
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Limited reproduction rights may be granted in accordance with contract terms.
FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
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Toll free 877-239-3655
www.stitchintree.com
Please contact us if you find an error in this pattern or
have difficulty following these instructions.
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© 2013 Stitchin’ Tree LLC Woodbine, Iowa. All Rights Reserved.
Limited reproduction rights may be granted in accordance with contract terms.
FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
Stitchin’ Tree Quilts
Toll free 877-239-3655
www.stitchintree.com
Please contact us if you find an error in this pattern or
have difficulty following these instructions.
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Limited reproduction rights may be granted in accordance with contract terms.
FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
Stitchin’ Tree Quilts
Toll free 877-239-3655
www.stitchintree.com
Please contact us if you find an error in this pattern or
have difficulty following these instructions.
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Limited reproduction rights may be granted in accordance with contract terms.
FREE PATTERN
Love Letters
Wall Hanging
16”x18”
Stitchin’ Tree Quilts
Toll free 877-239-3655
www.stitchintree.com
Please contact us if you find an error in this pattern or
have difficulty following these instructions.
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Limited reproduction rights may be granted in accordance with contract terms.
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