Fly­ing Santa Wall Hang­ing

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Chris Malone

Skill Level


Fin­ished Size Wall Hang­ing Size: 24" x 18"


• 52 (21/2") C squares as­sorted red,

green, gold and white Christ­mas

prints, tonals and dots

• Scraps black and white tonals and

pink solid

• 1 fat quar­ter light yel­low tonal

• 1 fat quar­ter red-with- green dots

• 1 fat quar­ter white tonal

• 1 fat quar­ter green Christ­mas print

• 1/ 3 yard red print

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size

• Bat­ting scrap

• Thread

• Scrap light­weight fusi­ble


• 1/2 yard 17"-wide fusi­ble web

• But­tons:

2( 3/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) black shank

5( 3/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) white flat

• 1 (5mm) pink pearl bead

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies


Ap­ply light­weight fusi­ble sta­bi­lizer to the wrong side of the white tonal scrap. Pre­pare tem­plates for mus­tache and beard shapes us­ing pat­terns given in the in­sert. Pre­pare ap­pliqué pieces for fusi­ble ap­pliqué us­ing the Santa mo­tif and star pat­terns given in the in­sert and re­fer­ring to Raw-edge Fusi­ble Ap­pliqué on page 124.

From green Christ­mas print:

• Cut 1 (101/2" x 20") strip. Sub­cut strip into 1 (101/2" x 161/2")

A rec­tan­gle. • Cut 1 (41/2" x 20") strip. Sub­cut strip into 4 (41/2")

B squares.

From red print:

• Cut 3 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing the Cen­ter Ap­pliqué

Re­fer to Raw-edge Fusi­ble Ap­pliqué on page 124 for ap­pliqué steps.

1. Fold the A rec­tan­gle in half hor­i­zon­tally and ver­ti­cally and crease to mark the cen­ter.

2. Se­lect the pre­pared Santa mo­tif pieces. Cen­ter and fuse pieces on A in nu­mer­i­cal or­der re­fer­ring to the cen­ter mark on the full-size mo­tif and cen­ter creases on A.

3. Ma­chine blan­ket-stitch around each fused piece us­ing thread to match fab­rics. Note: It is not nec­es­sary to stitch the face piece as all its edges are cov­ered by other pieces.

4. Ar­range and join two C squares to make a C unit; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 26 C units.

5. Ar­range and join five C units to make an end strip as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond end strip.

6. Sew an end strip to op­po­site short ends of A re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2; press.

7. Re­peat step 5 with eight C units and add a B square to each end to make the top strip as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom strip.

8. Sew the top and bot­tom strips to the ap­pliquéd cen­ter; press.

9. Ar­range, fuse and stitch a star shape on each B square and one star about 11/2" be­low the cen­ter of the mit­ten with star tip cen­tered un­der the mit­ten.

10. Ma­chine-stitch a hang­ing loop from the mit­ten to the top of the star with black thread.

Com­plet­ing the Wall Hang­ing

1. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

2. Quilt as de­sired.

3. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

4. Us­ing the pre­pared mus­tache and beard tem­plates, trace shapes onto

the wrong side of the white tonal fat quar­ter. Fold the fab­ric in half with right sides to­gether; pin to the bat­ting scrap and sew all around on the traced lines as shown in Fig­ure 4.

5. Cut out each shape 1/8" from the seam, trim tips and bat­ting close to seams. Cut a slash in one layer only of each shape; turn right side out through the slash; press edges flat.

Whip­stitch (see page 125) edges of slash to­gether as shown in Fig­ure 5.

6. Pin the beard in place on the Santa shape and sew the five white but­tons to the beard, stitch­ing through to the back of the wall hang­ing to at­tach the beard.

7. Us­ing dou­ble, knot­ted thread, make two gath­er­ing stitches up the cen­ter of the mus­tache; pull thread to gather tightly and wrap the thread around the gath­ered cen­ter. Knot in the back and use the same thread to tack the mus­tache to the face above the beard.

8. Sew the two black but­tons to the face for eyes. Sew the pink bead just above the mus­tache for a nose to fin­ish. •

Fig­ure 2

Top/bot­tom Strip Make 2Fig­ure 3

End Strip Make 2 Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 6

Fig­ure 5

Fig­ure 4

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