Quilted Flower Rusty Tin
- Rusty tin wall pocket, 6”x12”
- Cotton print fabrics: beige, 1/4 yd.; scraps: medium brown (flower); rust floral; medium green (leaves); rust (pot); purple (heart)
- Warm & Natural batting (The Warm Co.), 1/4 yd.
- Coordinating embroidery floss colors
- Tea (for dyeing)
- Steam-a-Seam2 (The Warm Co.)
- KK2000 temporary spray adhesive (Sulky)
- Quick Grip adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
- Fray Check
- Sewing needle
- Sewing machine
- Matching sewing threads (Coats & Clark)
- Straight pins
- Iron and pressing board
- 1. For background, cut two 4-1/2”x10-1/2” rectangles from beige background print and 4-1/2”x10-1/2” rectangle from batting.
- 2. Print out pattern. Use pencil to transfer flower, leaves and pot patterns onto paper side of fusible webbing. Cut outside of pencil lines.
- 3. Press flower, leaves and pot to wrong side of appropriate colored fabrics, following manufacturer's instructions. Cut out pieces on pencil lines.
- 4. Press pieces onto right side of a background piece.
- 5. Position one of the background pieces face down. Apply KK2000 spray. Lay batting on wrong side of background piece, spray with KK2000. Lay flower pot, face up. Press pieces together to secure. Pin corners with straight pins.
- 6. Use matching thread in needle and bobbin, make a .5mm long x 2mm wide zigzag around each part of flower, leaves and pot. Apply Fray Check solution to secure stitches.
- 7. Sew a stitching line close to edge of all sides of quilt to secure layers.
- 8. Heat two tea bags in one cup of water until hot. Dip quilt into tea and let soak. Dip more than once to achieve desired shade. Squeeze out water and finger press quilt onto a an old towel to dry. Let dry completely.
- 9. Gently press quilt to flatten, leaving a few wrinkles.
- 10. Use three strands of floss to blanket stitch around quilt.
- 11. Glue quilt to front of tin pocket.
by Denise Clason