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My inspiration for this narrow Christmas quilt is the festive season and the little space that I have that is perfect to hang a small quilt. It is a cute little quilt that can be done in two hours and it will also make a lovely gift for that special friend!



20” X 6” background fabric.

21” X 7” backing fabric

Enough fabric to bind the quilt

21” X 7” batting

13” X 5” Applique paper

Scraps (I used narrow strips)

Undecorated Christmas Tree

Isacord thread to machine quilt the background 

Shiny thread to couch and matching thread

Beads and sequins to decorate

  • Iron scraps onto the applique paper and cut a circle and a triangle.
  • Remove the release paper, position it in correct place and iron onto background fabric.
  • Layer backing, batting and quilt top and pin.
  • Use foot #74 to meander around the images. Do not quilt over the images.
  • Use foot #43 and a shiny thread and couch around the images, catching the sides securely.

Use foot #43 to couch around the bauble and the Christmas tree

  • Decorate the bauble and couch a string to the top that disappears off the quilt top.

Decorate the Bauble by couching shiny thread on.

  • Sew a binding or a facing on.
  • Sew sequins and beads on the Christmas tree (Optional)

Decorate the Christmas tree with sequins and beads and sew a star on the top.

  • Sew a hanging sleeve at the back and enjoy your narrow Christmas quilt!

If you are passionate about textiles and want to learn more about how to incorporate my innovative techniques into your work, follow me on Instagram @tillydeharde and Facebook, Tilly de Harde Fibre Artist & Teacher and visit my website & subscribe to my mailing list. Please don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment box below!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: applique paper, backing, Christmas fabric, embroidery thread, Loomtex batting, shiny thread

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