This pretty Hoop Art project uses a English paper-piecing technique to create this star design, which is then appliquéd onto a background, hand quilted, then mounted into a 12" embroidery hoop to hang on your wall.
This printed pattern comes with pre-cut paper templates as well as a template to photocopy for future use.
In these easy-to-follow instructions, I show you how to glue-baste your shapes using the paper templates included, before sewing them together using a 'flat back stitch'. I then explain how to appliqué your star onto the background before adding some decorative hand quilting and embroidery. There are then full photographic instructions on how to mount your hoop.
Skill level: Skilled Beginner
You will need; • Three fat quarters in co-ordinating fabrics - you could go for prints with interesting motifs for 'fussy-cutting' to add secondary patterns to your flower. • 16" square of background fabric • 16" square of butter muslin or equally fine fabric for backing the panel to hand quilt • 16" square of wadding • Template plastic if 'fussy-cutting' your shapes • Thread for piecing - I use a 50wt cotton • Temporary glue pen - which you can purchase here • Embroidery floss in a contrasting thread for quilting • 12" embroidery hoop • Gentle fabric starch
This product is for the printed version, if you would prefer a PDF for instant download, click here. This pattern is not intended for commercial use, please do not distribute without permission.