I got so much done yesterday afternoon. I made backings for 6 things. 2 small quilt backings, 2 tablerunner backings and 2 wall hanging backings. I also made a little Christmas wallhanging. I cut it out, sewed it up, quilted and bound it and it's ready to be hung...It's not big or anything but it's finished. I had alot of fun doing this one too. It was all from scraps. I ran across this pattern last week when I was looking for something else. I made this little wallhanging many years ago and gave it away as a gift. I never made me one until now....It's very simple but it was fun and I know I will enjoy it this year.
I wanted to show you this before and I forgot. I learned a new way to hang small wallhangings (at retreat) and I used this method again on this little Joy wallhanging. You take two squares, fold them in half diagonally and press. I used 4 inch squares for this step. Put them at the top on each corner of the wallhanging. Be sure and place the raw edges against the outside of each corner, the fold will be toward the body of the quilt. When you sew your binding on, you sew these at the same time. Then hand stitch your binding down and your wallhanging has it's little hanging sleeve done at the same time. It's only good for small things and wouldn't hold a big quilt but I love this method for wallhangings. It's so simple to do. I hope you can see it. I put a dark and a light so maybe you can see one of them....
Stitching in the Ditch...ESS revisited!
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