This is a�lovely nativity� banner quilt pattern displaying baby Jesus in a manger. Quilted wall hangings will enhance your service during the holiday season, and what a gift of love to give your church! This is and intermediate/advanced level project. Finished size is 49" x 87". This pattern includes a full size drawing of the design.
25 Fun and Simple Sewing Projects Especially designed for younger hands working with adult ones. This book is written in such a way that adults with no sewing skills can easily work their way through it. This is a perfect gift for the beginning seamstress, or a special�mother and daughter.
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Have a great, sew-fun Christmas!��� ~ JoAnn��
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1/2 yard pink, red, or white fabric for poinsettia petals
1/2 yard lightweight batting (Warm & Natural)
7 beige or yellow pony beads
Making the framework:
Cut 2" up, all the way around the bottom of the oatmeal box.
Cut a 7 1/2" diameter circle from the piece of cardboard.
Glue the bottom of the oatmeal box to the center of the cardboard.
Making the petals and leaves:
Cut both of your fabrics in half lengthwise, making 2 pieces, 9" wide and about 42" long.
Fold and press each of the fabrics in half, lengthwise..
Trace off pattern onto each corresponding fabric (see example below).� You will need 30 leaves, and 20 poinsettia petals.� Leave approximately 1/2" between each pattern.
Cut the batting in half, lengthwise, then repeat again, making your strips 4 1/2" wide.
Insert a piece of the batting into the fold of each of the fabric.
Pin through all three layers in the middle of each pattern.
Cut in the exact middle between each pattern.
Stitch through all layers on the pattern tracing.
Cut around each stitching with pinking shears.� Be careful to not cut into the stitching.
Putting it all together:
Lay your poinsettia petals out on a table as you would like them to finish.� Overlap the bottom ends (the curved end goes out).� Layer them to add depth.
Hand stitch these together in the middle.
By hand, stitch the pony beads, one at a time to the center of the poinsettia.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the poinsettia to the center front of the framework.
Again, using the glue gun, attach the leaves all the way around the framework, tucking each one in behind the last one.� Be sure to turn them upward, outward, and down the center to cover the cardboard completely.