Last week on Pieceful Sunday, I showed you how I adapted Quilt in a Day's new Dresden Plate Quilt pattern so that it would fit on a 12 " square. Today I will show you the completed block, and how I attached it to the Quilt Block Stand and to a Quilt Block Hanger.
I decided to keep the quilting simple by quilting around the inner and outer edges of the wreath and around the bow. I used a creamy colored thread and sewed it on my sewing machine with a walking foot. Then I sewed a 2 1/2 " binding around the edge of the quilted block. See photo below.
I also added a hanging sleeve to the back of the block along the top edge. I cut two rectangles (each about 3" by 5"), folded the short edges of the rectangles under 1/4" and then 1/4" again, and sewed the folded edges down. This made a nice finished edge. Then I attached the long, unfinished edges of the rectangles to the top of the block by sewing it down along the binding stitches. I made two sleeves because I thought that this would make it easier to attach the block to the stand. See photo below.
I turned the binding to the back side of the block and hand stitched the binding to the back of the block. This encased the raw edges of the block and the sleeves. I find using small clips helps when hand sewing the binding. I used Wonder Clips, but you can also use paper clips or small binding clips. See photo below.
Once the binding was sewn down, I attached the bottom of the sleeve to the back of the block. I wanted to be able to hang the block from a dowel as well as the quilt block stand, so I marked the bottom edge of the sleeve with straight pins. Then as I sewed the bottom edge to the back of the block, I pushed the edge about an 1/8" up away from the pins. This resulted in a pocket for the dowel. See photo below.
The completed block with binding and sleeve are shown below.
I was then able to insert the dowel in the sleeve and hang the block with a 12" hanger. Front and back photos are below.
I was also able to insert the block stand's wire holders into the sleeve and hang the block. I think that splitting the sleeve into two sections on the back of the block made it easier to insert the wire holder into the sleeve. See photos below.
This holder has various decorative tops which attach to the top of the holder. I show one of them in the photo below.
I plan on making several different quilt blocks to hang on the wall or to hang in in a table top stand and selling them in JANDA Bend Christmas Trees Shop this year.
I am linking up today with Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday at Anja Quilts, Friday Foto Fun, Wednesday Wait Loss, and Finish It Up Friday.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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