Hello and welcome!
It’s Julia from Inflorescence Designs! I’m so joyful you are visiting today. For today’s tutorial, I am going to share with you how to use Thermoweb’s HeatnBond Ultra for Dark Fabrics and their EZ-Seam batting tape.
Not only that, but I am also going to share with you a fun collaboration of FREE patterns I found and brought together to create a new small quilt wall hanging for my home just in time for summer!
Summer Love Quilt with HeatnBond Ultra and EZ-Seam Tape
- HeatnBond Ultra for Dark Fabrics
- EZ-Seam Iron on Fusible Sheer Batting and Seam Tape
- SpraynBond Basting Spray
- Pressing Paper
- StitchnSew Fleece Pieces (enough to piece together to create a 34″ x 28″ piece)
- Sanibel Quilt Pattern by Gina Martin for Moda (One Piece Swimsuit Pattern)
- Sunglasses Quilt Block by Kelli Fannin (One Pair)
- Flip Flop Pattern by Inflorescence Designs
- Crafter’s Edge LOVE Die (or print your own)
- Die Cutting Machine (I used Crafter’s Edge Crossover II)
- Black Fabric for LOVE
- Coordinating Fabric (see instructions below for additional sashing cuts etc.)
- Backing Fabric
- Binding Fabric
- Wall Hanging Fabric (3) 5 1/2″ squares
- Oliso Iron
- Olfa Rotary Cutter
- Basic Sewing Notions
Make each quilt block using your choice of beautiful fabrics.
To make the towel block, simply cut strips of fabric 5 1/2″ long by any measurement wide. Sew enough pieces together to create a 12 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ size block.
Sashing and Quilt Top Assembly
The swimsuit block: To get the correct sashing cut, measure the long side of the block and cut (2) sashing pieces by the length by 3 1/2″ wide. Sew them to the block. Then, measure the shorter sides and cut out (2) sashing pieces by the length by 3 1/2″ wide. Sew them to the block. Set this block aside.
The sunglasses block: To get the correct sashing cut, measure the long side of the block and cut (2) sashing pieces by the length by 2 1/2″ wide. Sew them to the block. Then, measure the shorter sides and cut out (2) sashing pieces by the length by 2 1/2″ wide. Sew them to the block. Set this block aside.
The flip flop block: This block only needs to have 1 1/2″ of sashing added to the bottom of the block. Cut 12 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and sew to the bottom.
Final side piece: Once your quilt blocks are assembled, you will need to add an additional 3 1/2″ piece to the right side of the quilt top.
HeatnBond Ultra for Dark Fabrics
Once your quilt top is assembled, you will add the LOVE cut out. To do that, adhere HeatnBond Ultra for Dark Fabrics to the wrong side of the black fabric.
Using either the die cut mentioned in the supplies or your own pattern, cut out the word LOVE. If you are creating your own pattern, make sure the letters are mirrored or in reverse. Once your letters/word is cut out, peel the backing off the HeatnBond and fuse it to the middle of your towel block.
EZ-Seam Batting Tape
For this project, I wanted to use up several of my StitchnSew Wide Width Fleece scrap pieces. Thermoweb makes this task possible with their EZ-Seam Fusible Batting Tape. To use you will first need to trim the sides you are fusing together.
Align the fleece cuts side by side with the straight edges right next to each other. Roll the EZ-Seam Tape down the seam of the fleece.
With your iron on the medium setting, place the pressing paper or a pressing cloth over the EZ-Seam Tape and adhere it to the fleece.
Once your batting scraps are joined together, it is time to sandwich your quilt top, batting and backing. I always use SpraynBond Basting Spray. Once your quilt is basted, it is time to quilt it using your preferred method.
Wall Hanging Application
To hang your quilt on the wall there are several ways to do so. For small quilts such as this, I like to add corner triangles and a center prairie point for additional support. To make the corner hanging triangles, simple fold the 5 1/2″ square in half along the diagonal. Do this for 2 of the fabric squares. These two triangles will be sewn into the binding along the top corners.
To make a prairie point there are a couple of ways to do so. Below you will find a picture of how to make one. Once your prairie point is created, you simply sew the long raw edge into the binding near the top center of the quilt. Once your binding is on and the quilt is completed, you will hand stitch the point to the back of the quilt.
Thank you for visiting today! Come back soon to see what else will be starting to bloom with Inflorescence Designs!
Starting to bloom by choosing JOY ~ Julia