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Quilted Wall Art Tutorial

Craft, Sewing, Textiles, Tutorialsmadebymrsm
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Now this really is a good one for using up those tiny fabric scraps. I've made it with strips of fabric but you could easily do the same with smaller pieces.

You'll need:

Fabric scraps - I used 10 strips measuring approximately 26cm x 6cm and 6 smaller pieces which I stitched together to make 2 additional strips.

Black felt

Bias binding

Sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins (although you could make this by hand if you're keen!).

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Ensure that your scraps are roughly the same size as each other. Stitch any smaller pieces together to form a strip and trim the ends so that these strips are the same size as the others. Press all of the pieces.

Lay the pieces out to work out your preferred order.

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Then start stitching them together. I used a tiny 5mm seam allowance and trimmed the excess fabric away. I positioned each strip at an angle to the preceding one to create the wonky effect.

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Continue in this way until you have stitched all of the pieces together. Give it a really good press.

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Cut a piece of felt for the backing which is a tiny bit larger than your patchwork panel.

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Pop a few pins in to hold in place, then stitch along each seam line. Do this as a continuous line of stitching from top to bottom zig zagging across the piece.

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Cut strips of contrasting bias binding to bind the top and bottom edges (I left the sides unbound as I liked the effect but you could bind these too if you prefer).

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Pin the binding in place then stitch on the right side.

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Trim any excess fabric away then flip over, pin again and stitch to the reverse side.

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An it's done! My finished piece measures 40cm x 27cm but you can make this to any size you like and use any combination of fabrics. Scraps of my fabrics, such as those I've used here) are available in packs from the shop.

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