Pumpkin Spice weather…
When a chill in the air and a hot cup in your hand, warms your soul.
Pumpkin Spice Fabric Garden Flag
This little 12″ x 12″ mini reminds us all to take a break and enjoy the season.
It’s a great little stash and scrap buster. All you need is…
1 – 9 ½” x 9 ½” background square
44” x 2” sashing fabric
1 – 13 ½” x 13 ½” backing fabric
1 – 12 ½” x 2” piece of backing for hanger
1 – 13 ½” x 13 ½” HeatNBond®Fusible Fleece
5” –x WOF (width of fabric) binding fabric
Fat Quarters or scraps of White for pumpkin, Brown for the stem, Blue for coffee cup, Tan and Light Tan for coffee, Green for straw, and Rust for the flower on the cup.
HeatNBond EZ Print Lite
Thread to match or coordinate
Applique pressing sheet
Start by downloading the free pattern “Pumpkin Spice”
Cut 2 – 9 ½” x 2” and 2 – 12 ½” x 2” pieces from the sashing strip.
Stitch a 9 ½” x 2” sashing piece to each side of the center square and press open.
Stitch a 12 ½” x 2” sashing piece to the top and bottom and press open, creating a background piece.
Following the manufacturer’s directions, fuse a 13 ½” x 13 ½” piece of HeatNBond®Fusible Fleece to the back side of the background piece. This not only stabilizes the block when stitching, it keeps it hanging nicely when complete.
The pattern is printer-friendly using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite sheets. I love that I don’t have to trace anymore. I just pop a sheet into my printer and hit the print button. It comes in two different weights, “EZ Print Lite” and “EZ Print Featherlite” for multi-layer projects.
Cut apart the pieces and fuse them on the back side of the fabrics. Cut out when cool. Before removing the paper from the pumpkin, using a light box or window, trace the stitching lines on the front side of the fabric using an erasable pencil.
Arrange appliques on an applique pressing sheet and fuse in place. Once cool move to the background piece and fuse using the manufacturer’s instructions.
Turn the piece over on the back and spray with SprayNBond®Basting Adhesive. Lay backing down over it and smooth it in place. The basting spray will keep it from shifting, as you stitch.
Stitch as desired. Try some thread painting on the pumpkin by layering your thread colors. Start with the darkest first and work up to the lightest. It’s fun to do and adds so much to the overall look. When complete trim off excess batting, then trim the piece to 12 ½” x 12 ½”.
Fold the ends of the 12”x 2” backing strip under ¼” and stitch.
Fold in half lengthwise and press. Attach to the top of your mini quilt using a scant ¼” seam.
This will create a sleeve that will be used as a hanger.
Mini fits on a standard 12” mini hanger.