Use an applique pressing sheet & fusible web to create this adorable wall hanging.
Iron fusible web onto the wrong side of fabric, cut out your pieces and remove the backing, then
use an applique pressing sheet to fuse the pieces together. They will stick to each other - not
to the sheet! Then, simply peel your new applique off the sheet and iron it to your project.
Use free motion embroidery to add grass, shrubs and other detail.
Approx. 19" x 13"
This pattern is part of a seasonal and holiday series of wall hangings. They all use the same size of hanging sleeve, so they can easily be changed with the seasons.
For more patterns in this series, go to Holiday Series Wall Hangings
One 19.5" x 13.5" piece of backing fabric
One 3" x 15.5" piece backing fabric for hanging sleeve
Binding (I used 1.5" width strips of backing fabric to create my binding: you will need about 70" of binding)
Grass / ground fabric: one piece measuring 3" x 15.5"
Sky fabric: one piece measuring 7" x 15.5"
Fence fabric: 15" long x approx. 6"
Fusible fleece or batting: 19.5" x 13.5" (I use fusible fleece)
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Scraps of fabric pumpkins, cat, cat's hat, bat and moon.
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Applique Pressing Sheet
This is a special type of sheet used for creating detailed appliques. The pattern is placed on a working surface.
The pressing sheet is placed on top of the pattern, which can be seen through the sheet. Applique pieces
are placed on the pressing sheet. When pieces are bonded with fusible web, they will
stick to one another, but not to this sheet (they slightly stick - just enough to stay in place). When the applique is finished it is
easily peeled off the sheet and is ready to iron onto your background fabric.
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more information on this item.
Fusible Web (or heat activated adhesive)
I used our Heat N Bond LITE, also available at our Notions Store.
I used about 1/2 yard off one of our rolls.
Stabilizer (for machine embroidery)
I used our Pelon stabilizer, also available at our Notions Store.
You will need a piece measuring 19.5" x 13.5".
Note, if you pre-wash fabric, do NOT use fabric softener. Washing will remove any sizing, which will allow for a stronger bond. I do not pre-wash and my pieces stick well. Any loose edges can be glued using
Our patterns download as pdf files. For instructions on downloading pdf files,
go to: pdf instructions.
You will use the "finished" drawings as guides for placement of pieces.
Cut fabric pieces large enough for your cat, cat hat, moon, bat, pumpkins, etc. Cut pieces of fusible web (heat activated
adhesive) large enough to fit your fabric pieces (but not larger than your pieces of fabric).
ADD FUSIBLE WEB TO YOUR FABRIC PIECES (cat, moon/bat, pumpkins)
These are the instructions for our Heat N Bond LITE: Using a dry iron set on the "silk" setting, iron the rough side
to the WRONG side of the fabric for approximately 2 seconds. You will be ironing on the paper side.
PATTERN PIECES: Cut out each pattern piece. Place them right side up on the right side of the fabric. Pin pattern in place and cut out pieces.
NOTE: For those of you who prefer to trace your pattern onto the paper side of the web, turn pattern piece over (pattern is wrong side up) and place on paper side of web. Trace around the pattern piece, tracing the pattern onto the paper side of the web. Then cut out the fabric piece.
LAY OUT / BOND PIECES
Lay down the "finished cat" drawing. Lay the applique pressing sheet over the pattern. You will be
able to see the drawing under the pressing sheet. Peel off the paper backing on the fabric pieces for the cat and cat's hat.
Using the pattern as a guide, lay out your pieces in the following order:
1. cat tail
2. cat body
3. cat's hat: top part
Note that the pieces that will be on the bottom are placed first; pieces are then placed in order so that top layer pieces are placed last.
When happy with the placement, (for Heat N Bond) use a dry iron set to "silk" setting and iron down the pieces, pressing with the iron
approximately 6-8 seconds. NOTE: Do this on an ironing board or other surface that can take some heat. The pressing sheet
will protect surfaces, but I found that my cutting mat started to warp a bit when it was under my pressing sheet as I ironed (my iron was turned up higher than necessary at this point).
drawing under pressing sheet
The nice thing about Heat N Bond LITE is that it works with a LOW iron setting. If you are using another fusible web, follow the instructions
for your product.
Repeat the above procedure to create the pumpkins and the moon/bat. If your moon is a light fabric and your sky is a dark fabric, I recommend that you use two layers of moon fabric.
Use the fusible web to fuse the two layers together.
PEEL OFF COMPLETED APPLIQUES
Once you are happy with each finished applique, you can peel it off the pressing sheet. Carefully
remove the applique, starting at one end and peeling it off slowly.
In this photo, all three appliques are finished.
NOTE: I later removed the cat's face and embroidered it instead.