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Moonlit Sky Wallhanging

Woodland Times ​Moonlit Sky Wallhanging

​Created by Nancy Fiddler

Janome Supplies Required

  • Memory Craft
  • PC Design Card or CD ROM #1020 (Woodland Times Collection)
  • Clothsetter
  • Standard Hoop "A"
  • Spring Hoop "F" (optional)
  • 1/4" Seam foot "O"
  • Custom Crafted foot "F2"
  • Open Toe Even Feed foot
  • Open Toe Darning foot
  • Janome Embroidery thread
  • Janome Prewould Bobbins
  • Blue Tip needle 75/11

Fabric and Notions Required

  • Fat quarters for applique: green for grass, blue for sky, brown for tree
  • Fabric scraps of red, orange and dark green
  • 1/3 yd. fabric for inside border and binding
  • 1 1/2 yd. fabric for outside border and backing
  • 1 yd. batting
  • 1 yd. non-woven fusible interfacing
  • Tearawy stabilizer
  • Temporary spray adhesive
  • All purpose thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilt ruler
  • Fabric marking pen

Applique

  1. Straighten the green and blue fat quarter edges with a rotary cutter.
  2. Set up the Memory Craft for Ordinary sewing.
  3. Attached the 1/4" Seam foot "O".
  4. Select Straight stitch #1.
  5. Sew the green and blue pieces together along a 22" edge.
  6. Trim the background to 21" x 23".Note: The sky should be about 1/3 or less of the entire background.
  7. Download "Moonlit Sky" applique patterns from Janome Online at www.janome.com. Enlarge to fit your wallhanging.
  8. Trace applique patterns on the non-fusible side of the interfacing.
  9. Place the fusible side of the interfacing against the right side of the fabric.
  10. Sew on the line.
  11. Cut out the applique pieces approximately 1/8" from the stitching line. Clip the curves.
  12. Carefully cut a slit in the centre of the interfacing, taking care not to snip the fabric.
  13. Turn the applique right side out through the opening. Finger press the seams.
  14. Fuse the appliques to the pieced background using the photograph as a placement guide.
  15. Attach the Custom Crafted foot "F2".
  16. Thread the needle with Janome Embroidery thread to match the applique fabric.
  17. Select the Blanket stitch #86 (MC9500 stitch #41). Adjust the width to 1.0.
  18. Sew at the a slow speed; guiding the fabric so the left swing of the needle catches the applique and the right swing of the needle skims the edge of the applique.
  19. Stitch around each of the appliques.

Professional-Style Embroidery

  1. Set up the Memory Craft for Professional-Style Embroidery.
  2. Insert PC Design Card #1020 (Woodland Times Collection) into the machine. If using CD ROM, transfer designs to your machine.
  3. Using the design template, position Design #14 against the tree root. Mark the crosshairs with the fabric marking pen.
  4. Use the temporary spray adhesive to adhere two layers of tearaway stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric.
  5. Place the stabilized fabric in the Standard Hoop "A" or Spring Hoop "F" using the Clothsetter for perfect placement.
  6. Embroidery Desgin #14.
  7. Continue to embroider the remaining Woodland Times creatures, using the photo as a guide.Hint: Keep the picture in perspective by placing the designs you want to appear larger towards the bottom. The fox in our picture looks as if he is coming from a distance because he is placed higher up.
  8. When all the embroidery is complete, remove the stabilizer.
  9. Trim the embroidered panel to 20 1/2" x 22 1/2". 

Inside Information

To limit your number of hoopings, use the Edit feature to combine designs in the Large Hoop "B". Or, use Customizer 10000 or Customizer 10000 Plus EasyEdit to layout designs using the Combine feature. Be sure to print a template for perfect placement using the Clothsetter 10000.

Borders and Quilting

  1. Set up the Memory Craft for Ordinary sewing.
  2. Attach the 1/4" Seam foot "O".
  3. Select Straight stitch #1.
  4. Cut two 1 1/2" x 20 1/2" and two 1 1/2" x 24 1/2" strips from the inner border fabric.
  5. Sew the inner border strips to the background.
  6. Cut two 3 1/2" x 22 1/2" and two 3 1/2" x 30 1/2" strips from the outside border fabric.
  7. Sew the outer border strips to the background.
  8. Layer the backing, batting and background fabric.
  9. Select the Basting stitch #7 (MC9500 stitch #24).
  10. Attach the Darning Foot "P2".
  11. Thread the needle with Janome Embroidery thread to match the background fabric.
  12. Baste all the layers together.
  13. Stipple the background.Hint: Outlining each of the embroidery designs while stippling will give the designs dimension.
  14. Using the lines shown on the pattern as a guide, create free motion tree limbs and branches on Tree Rows 1 and 2.
  15. Attach the Open Toe Even Feed foot.
  16. Stitch in the ditch along both sides of the inner border and in the centre of the outer border.

Stippling Primer

(From the Techniques Page on Janome Online at www.janome.com)

Stippling is a free motion quilting technique used for creating a flattened background effect. The denser the stippling, the more the background will recede. This is often used to surround a larger design, like a flower, to make the design appear to stand out.

  1. Attach the Darning foot "P2".
  2. Drop the feed dogs.
  3. Place regular thread in the bobbin and either regular or monofilament thread in the needle.
  4. Place the quilt under the foot and press the Needle Up/ Down key twice to bring the bobbin thread to the surface.
  5. Drop the presser foot. While gently guiding the quilt, start sewing in a meandering motion trying not to stitch over previously sewn quilting lines.

Binding

  • Cut three 2 1/4" x 44" strips from the binding fabric.
  1. Sew the strips together to make one continuous binding strip.
  2. Press the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together to make 1 1/8" folded binding.
  3. Sew the binding, raw edges together, to the back of the quilt with a 1/4" seam mitering at each corner.
  4. Fold the binding to the front of the quilt.
  5. Select the Blanket stitch #86 (MC9500 stitch #41). Adjust the width to 1.0.
  6. Press the Vertical Flip key to turn the stitch over.
  7. Thread the needle with a thread colour to match the binding.
  8. Sew at a slow speed, guiding the fabric so the right swing of the needle catches the binding and the left swing of the needle skims the edge of the binding.