Fast & Fun Raw Edge Wallhanging

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Raw-edge appliqué is a quick and effective way to add personality and themes to any project. Leanne Anderson’s original wallhanging playfully celebrates the seasons with four adorable animal creatures that will get you familiar with the technique from start to finish. Cut, fuse, assemble, and stitch using this easy pattern and learn to give your work a custom-made look. Leanne shows numerous ways to embellish so your project pops with personality. Learn to make batting look like vintage wool and dye buttons to add color and dimension. You’ll enjoy Leanne’s easy-going teaching style and will have so much fun completing this project that it will leave you looking for your next raw-edge appliqué piece!

Course Curriculum

Fast & Fun Raw Edge Wallhanging by Leanne Anderson - 1hr 41min
Lesson 1. Introduction 0 Hours 7 Minutes00:07
Lesson 2. Making Your Wall Hanging 0 Hours 16 Minutes00:16
Lesson 3. Preparing Your Appliqué 0 Hours 15 Minutes00:15
Lesson 4. Fusing & Stitching 0 Hours 31 Minutes00:31
Lesson 5. Adding Details 0 Hours 21 Minutes00:21
Lesson 6. Dyeing & Staining 0 Hours 11 Minutes00:11

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Fabric:

  • Center blocks and binding: ⅔ yd.
  • Sashing and first border: ¼ yd.
  • Second border: ⅜ yd.
  • Third border: ½ yd.
  • Backing: 1⅛ yd.
  • Batting: 1¼ yd. Leanne uses Warm and Natural® cotton.
  • Fat quarter of 13 different prints for appliqué. Some of the pieces are very small, so use scraps.
  • Appliqués and lettering: ½ yd. ivory print

Buttons:

  • Sunflower: (10) ⅜" gold
  • Top of flagpole and snowflake flower: (2) ½" ivory star
  • Flower stamens: (3) ¼" black
  • Watermelon seeds: (4) ½" black
  • Flower centers: (1) ½" rose, (1) ⅜" gold, (1) ⅜" green
  • Snowman: (2) ¾" black

Basic Sewing Supplies:

  • Mat and ruler
  • Needle for hand sewing
  • Quilter’s pen or chalk pencil

Other Supplies:

  • 2 yd. HeatnBond® Lite or HeatnBond® Feather Lite
  • ¼" white rickrack: ½ yd.
  • ½" green rickrack: ½ yd.
  • 2 Tbsp. instant coffee or ⅛ cup liquid tan dye
  • Powder blush
  • Embroidery floss: black
  • Sewing machine with straight, zigzag, and optional blanket or satin stitch
  • Ironing surface
  • Light box
  • Teflon® pressing sheet or backing sheet from fusible bond
  • For spray dyeing: spray bottle, funnel, plastic tablecloth or tarp to protect work surface
  • For button dyeing: pan and lid, slotted spoon, colander (Note: Don’t dye with utensils you intend to use for cooking.)
  1. Is this a large project?
    The completed quilt is 34½" x 34½". The background will come together quickly and you will enjoy “building” the whimsical appliqué characters. Leanne explains everything so clearly, and at the completion of the class, you’ll have a delightful four-season wallhanging to enjoy.
  2. What if I am a beginner?
    Welcome! This class is great for the beginner as well as for those who have been quilting and want to learn some new techniques. Raw-edge appliqué Leanne’s way is truly fast and fun.
  3. What if I have questions?
    We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Leanne will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
  4. When can I start the class?
    We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!

Instructor Gallery

  1. Lynn Reyes

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    Enjoyed your class, learned a few new things, very easy to follow, enjoyed the button dying and detail and embellishment ideas. Would like to have seen a close up of the wall hanging and of each block
  2. S Williams

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    Loved this class. I have done several “skill builder” classes, and when I’m done all I have are practice scraps. I liked working on a project while learning new techniques and practicing skills. By the last lesson you have more than just the “how to”, you also understand the step-by-step process. I was surprised to see that the pattern was free with the class. Leanne demonstrates ev

    ery step from preparing the background, fusing the the pieces, doing the appliqué, and finishing the binding. Best of all was seeing how she adds little touches that make the characters come alive. She shows you how to stitch every stitch and knot every knot. Leanne offers you options for the products she uses and choices in techniques, so you end up with the skills that fit you best. The photo does not do this project justice. There are so many elements, details and textures that make this project unique. I think anyone from beginner to advanced would enjoy working along with Leanne.
  3. Jill Kemp

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    This video is an excellent machine appliqué class for both beginners and for the more experienced. I love Leanne's method of doing the machine appliqué after the wallhanging is quilted, making it stable enough to be able to appliqué without a stabilizer. I have not done a lot of machine appliqué in the past, in part because I felt it was too stiff, but I am definitely inspired to give this met

    hod a try. Leanne makes it look so easy and her explanation of her methods are so easy to understand. She also shares so many good hints that come from her years of experience and the added touches to finish the project make it special and fun. Watch it, you will enjoy it!

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