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Team Nancy Zieman is pleased to join Baby Lock and Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) for the 2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along and Blog Tour! Team NZP and 13 additional talented bloggers received a set of the Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” from dime. The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” are 20″ x 38″ pre-printed fabric panels that may be adorned with one or more of 10 embroidery designs—created by embroidery expert Eileen Roche. Each panel can be quilted with the included woodgrain quilting designs and/or embellished—in any fashion you’d like!

 Join Team Nancy Zieman, Baby Lock and Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) for a National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along!

Follow along with the 2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along and Blog Tour! The Tour begins today! View the Stitch Along Blog Tour Listing over at Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog! There will be prizes given away on each participant’s blog as well as beautiful inspiration on how to use Eileen’s newest collection, The Farmhouse Collection— Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful.”

Take a look at the schedule and be sure to mark your calendars! And, comment below for a chance to win your very own The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful!”

New! Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful”

The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” package includes two 20″ x 38″ pre-printed fabric panels.

The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” includes 10 embroidery designs (sized to fit 5″ x 7″ hoops) including two floral motifs, fork, knife, wheat sprig, four woodgrain quilting designs, and a heart motif to embellish your fabric panels in any fashion you’d like!

The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful” includes printable templates and instructions!

 

 Join Team Nancy Zieman, Baby Lock and Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) for a National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along!

Grateful Heart Wall Hanging Tutorial

by Deanna Springer and the Nancy Zieman Team

Approximate finished size: 29-1/2″ x 26″

When Eileen Roche at Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) invited Team NZP to participate in the 2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along and Blog Tour, we knew exactly what we’d create with Eileen’s New! Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful!” We selected two of our favorite Nancy Zieman’s Farmhouse Floral Fabrics and designed a quilted wall hanging stitched with our Baby Lock Destiny II.

Grateful Heart Wall Hanging Supplies

New! Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful”

1 yd. NZP’s Farmhouse Floral Red Shiplap for heart appliqué inner borders and binding

5/8 yd.  NZP’s Farmhouse Floral Blue Floral for outer borders

3/4 yd. fabric for quilt backing

3/4 yd. Pellon Fleece Batting

Pellon Lite EZ-Steam II Fusible Web

Tear-Away Stabilizer

Helpful Notions:

Madeira Rayon Embroidery Thread

The Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot

Monster Snap Hoop

Clover Wedge Iron

Prepare Heart Appliqué

Be sure to leave paper backing applied to wrong side when hooping the prepared appliqué fabric. The paper backing will act as an embroidery stabilizer!

 

  • Select and stitch color change one of the Grateful Heart appliqué shape. Remove hoop from machine and remove stitched fabric from hoop.

  • Cut out heart shaped appliqué on the stitched line, slicing right into the stitched line.

     This Grateful Heart Wall Hanging project is the perfect project to stitch with Eileen’s Monster Snap Hoop!

  • Print, cut out, and place the Grateful Heart paper template on the pre-printed Farmhouse “Grateful” fabric panel. “Nest” the heart embroidery placement close to the printed text. Center template within hoop. Attach hoop to machine. Float a piece of tear-away stabilizer under the hoop. Align the needle with the template’s crosshair. Verify the template is square in the hoop and remove the template. Stitch thread color two, the placement guide.

 

  • Remove hoop from machine. However, be sure to keep fabric within the hoop for the next few steps!

  • Remove paper backing from the heart appliqué, and center the appliqué within the stitched outline. Press.

    The Clover Wedge Iron fits within the hoop for ease in pressing the appliqué in place!

  • Reattach hoop to machine. Stitch thread color three, the decorative details!

  • Remove panel from hoop. Cut away, or tear away excess stabilizer.

Add Inner Borders

  • Cut two 1-1/2″ crosswise strips of Red Shiplap fabric.

  • Measure the length of panel sides.
  • Subcut two 1-1/2” wide strips the length determined above for side borders.
  • Align inner border strips with long edges of panel, right sides together. Pin and stitch.

  • Press seams flat then press seams toward borders.

  • Measure the top and bottom of the quilt top. Cut two 1-1/2″ border strips that length.
  • Align the inner border strips with the top and bottom of the quilt top, right sides together. Pin and Stitch.

  • Press seams flat; then press seams toward borders.

Add Outer Borders

  • Measure the length of the quilt top sides.
  • Subcut two 4-1/2″ wide strips the length determined above for side borders.
  • Align the inner borders with the long edges of the quilt top, right sides together. Pin and stitch.

  • Press seams flat then press seams toward borders.
  • Measure the top and bottom of the quilt top. Cut two 4-1/2″ border strips that length.
  • Align the inner border strips with the top and bottom of the quilt top, right sides together. Pin and stitch.

  • Press seams flat; then press seams toward borders.

Layer, Quilt, and Bind

  • Layer finished quilt top on batting and backing fabric. Machine quilt layers using the four woodgrain quilting embroidery designs included with The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful.” And/or, use your favorite quilting techniques.
  • Edgestitch quilt layers around four outside edges with a scant 1/4″ basting stitch.

     We used NZP’s Ultimate Quilt ’n Stitch Presser Foot—from Clover to “stitch in the ditch” and machine quilt layers together. This all-new presser foot features a built in stitch alignment ruler for guiding rows of parallel stitching. We set the alignment ruler at 1″—to guide along the inner border!

  • When not in use, stitch alignment guide acts as a “third hand”—for smoothing layers (below).

  • Bind quilt using your favorite binding technique, or try our French Twist Binding technique, below!

Adding a French Twist Binding

Finish the raw edges of the quilt by binding the edges. This French Twist Binding technique, developed by Gretchen Hudock, is a time saver. It not only finishes the edges; it also creates a rod pocket for hanging the quilt!

Prepare the binding

  • Cut three 5″ crosswise strips from Red Shiplap fabric. Length should equal the outer measurement of the quilt plus several additional inches for joining strips.

  • Join strips to create a continuous binding: Overlap two strips and create a right angle, having selvages extend beyond each edge. This overlap helps identify beginning and ending points for stitching.

  • Mark a diagonal stitching line from corner to corner on outside edges.

  • Stitch along the marked line; trim and press open seam. Trim small triangles which extend beyond the edges of the strip.

  • Trim off a 45-degree angle at the beginning edge of the binding, using a quilting ruler and rotary cutter.

  • Fold the binding, meeting wrong sides of the lengthwise edges, forming a 2 1/2″ strip. Press.

Stitch the binding to the quilt

  • Pin raw edges of binding to raw edges of one side of the quilt, meeting right sides and starting two-thirds of the way along one side.
  • Place a pin in the binding 1/4″ from the next corner of the quilt.

  • Stitch binding to quilt using a 1/4″ seam allowance, starting about six inches from the end of the binding and stopping at the pin. Backstitch to secure threads.
  • Remove quilt from the machine; fold binding back forming a 45 degree angle, with outer edges of strip aligned with adjacent cut edge of quilt.

  • Next, fold the binding down, aligning the fold with the top of the first side of the quilt and the lengthwise edge with the adjoining cut edge.

 

  • Pin binding to the next edge of the quilt, beginning at the fold and placing a pin 1/4″ from the next corner.
  • Begin stitching at the fold and stitch to the 1/4″ pin mark. Backstitch.
  • Repeat with remaining corners and sides.

Join the ends of the binding

  • Stop stitching at least 8″ from the beginning stitching point.
  • Overlap bindings. Trim any excess, making certain bindings overlap approximately 2″.
  • Place beginning binding inside ending binding.
  • Using pins, mark starting and ending points on ending strip.

  • Open binding and draw a diagonal line between pin marks. Draw a second line toward the cut edge, 1/2″ away from the first line. This provides for a 1/4″ seam allowance in joining the strips.

  • Trim away the excess fabric.

  • Meet binding ends, right sides together, offsetting them 1/4″. Stitch; press seam open.

  • Refold binding. Finish stitching binding in place.

Complete the binding and rod pocket

  • Press the binding away from the quilt.
  • Fold the binding on the two side edges of the back of the quilt, wrapping binding around the seam allowances; pin.

  • Fold top and bottom bindings to the back; pin.
  • Tuck the corners to form miters.
  • Stitch in the ditch, sewing along the seamline on the front of the quilt where the binding joins the quilt.
  • Hand stitch remaining edge of the binding to the back of the quilt, sewing side edges first. Then stitch top and bottom edges, forming a rod pocket.

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 Join Team Nancy Zieman, Baby Lock and Designs in Machine Embroidery (dime) for a National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along!

Follow along the 2019 National Embroidery Month Stitch-Along and Blog Tour! The Tour begins today! View the Stitch Along Blog Tour Listing over at Eileen’s Machine Embroidery Blog! There will be prizes given away on each participant’s blog as well as beautiful inspiration on how to use Eileen’s newest collection, The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful.”

Take a look at the schedule and be sure to mark your calendars! And comment below for a chance to win your very own The Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful!”

For a chance to win your very own Farmhouse Collection—Sentiments, “Gather” and “Grateful!” from dime, please leave a comment below sharing your creative ideas for the Farmhouse Sentiments panels!

 

Happy Machine Embroidery Month!

Deanna Springer and The Nancy Zieman Team

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC

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