Welcome back to Twelve MORE Weeks of Christmas! This tutorial is a fun wall hanging to help you deck the walls! I made a similar pillow last year for a swap and I’ve been wanting to make it a wall hanging for my house!
Let’s get started!
1. Fabric & Supplies: You need 3/4 yard of white background fabric, five 6 1/2 x 12″ pieces of green, a 3 3/4 x 12″ piece of brown, 1/4 yard of red for border, 7/8 yard for backing and 1/4 yard of green for binding. Additionally, you’ll need 1 yard of Wonder Under or similar double sided fusible interfacing and a 30 x 30″ piece of white batting.
2. Cutting & Fusing: Start by folding the white background in fourths (fold in half, then fold in half again). Press the folds.
Cut the two raw edges 12 1/2″ from each folded edge. You are cutting a 25″ square with registration lines pressed in at 12 1/2″ in both directions.
Fuse the Wonder Under to the BACK of the five green pieces and the brown piece. Trim any excess so that all green pieces measure 6 1/2 x 12″. Cut the brown piece into five pieces measuring 3/4 x 12″.
3. Making the Trees: Mark the center lengthwise of the five green pieces.
Cut from the center line to the corner on both sides to make a triangle. Repeat for all five green pieces.
Trim off the bottom of four trees to make your trees different heights. Trim 1 1/2″, 2″, 2 1/2″ & 3″. Leave the fifth tree untrimmed.
You should now have five different size trees!
4. Attaching the Trees: Remove the paper backing from all five trees.
Plan your layout with a pressing board beneath; this way you won’t have to transport it.
Lay out your trees! Vary the height. The top tree should be about 2″ from the top and 6″ from the bottom. Leave 1 1/2″ on each side.
Mark the sides of each tree using a frixion or similar erasable marking pen.
Press the trees to the background.
5. Attaching the Trunks: Fold up the bottom of the background fabric 3″ and press.
Lay a trunk in the center of the bottom of a tree.
Press just the top of the trunk, leaving the rest loose.
Trim the bottom of the trunk even with the press line.
Press the rest of the trunk.
Repeat for all five trunks.
6. Adding the Borders: Trim 1 1/2″ off each side and square up your piece to 22″ square.
Cut your borders. They should be 2 1/2 x 22″ and 2 1/2 x 26 1/2″. You’ll need two of each.
Attach the borders.
Press neatly using starch. I recommend Best Press. Spray the starch on the back and press the front; this will help the starch penetrate the fabric.
7. Quilting & Finishing: Make your quilt sandwich of backing, batting and your top. Press the layers together.
Baste the quilt.
Don’t pin through the trees or trunks. The holes in interfacing will not self heal as they do in fabric.
The trees and trunks need to be stitched around the edge to secure. Use a heavier weight thread.
Stitch around the trees using a blanket stitch (or another stitch you like!).
Try another stitch for the trunks! I used #83 on my Bernina.
Quilt. Free motion quilting or straight lines will look great! The stitching around the trees is enough if you prefer to skip this step.
Attach the binding.