Rudolph Wall Hanging TUTORIAL

It’s week 8 of the TWELVE WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS!

Welcome to everyone from Bluprint Textiles. This week, we’re making a Rudolph Wall Hanging! He could very easily become a pillow if your heart desires:) He’s a fun, mod little guy…

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1. Fabric: You’ll need a 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ white piece for the background, a 9″ x 9″ brown piece for Rudolph, three 1 1/2″ x wof (width of fabric) strips one each in pink, lime and aqua for the border, two 2 1/2″ x wof red strips for red binding, five 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ red squares for the nose and corners (you can cut these squares from one of the strips for binding), and an 18″ x 18″ piece for backing. You will also need an 18″ x 18″ piece of batting, 1/4 yard of steam-a-seam (or similar), and black top-stitching thread. I used Sulky 12 wt.

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2. Rudolph: First print Rudolph. You will need to trace Rudolph onto the steam-a-seam.

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Stick the steam-a-seam to the back of the fabric. Note: steam-a-seam does not require ironing for this stage, but some interfacing does.

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Cut out Rudolph and his nose. Be careful to have smooth edges.

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Place Rudolph and press. Follow the pressing instructions on the interfacing.

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3. Making the Border: Take the 1 1/2″ strips and cut them all in half. And then cut them in half again. They should all be at least 10 1/4″ long. Arrange them like so.

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Sew together with 1/4″ seams and press to one side.

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Trim into four 2 1/2″ strips.

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Attach the top and bottom strips.

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Press away from the white.

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Sew two red squares on each remaining border strip.

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Sew on the remaining side borders.

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4. Blanket Stitch: You can do this by hand or on your machine. One guess for which one I did! Machine. First pin or baste your top, batting and backing.

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On Bert, the blanket stitch is #25. It looks like this.

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Sew with the blanket stitch around Rudolph and his nose.

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For the border, I widened the stitch to five.

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Stitch around the edge of the white by the border.

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It will look like this.

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Put on the binding (and a hanging sleeve if you like!) and you’re done!

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Let me know if you have any questions!! Happy Rudolph making:)

xo LC

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