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The Stockings Were Hung



The Stockings Were Hung

Instructor: Pam Churches

Dates: Monday and Tueday, August 7th and 8th AND August 21st and 22nd – 10 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Learn Claudia Dinnell’s multi-hooping technique as you embroider this Christmas wall hanging that is created with embroidery thread; there are no applique pieces. Finished size is approximately 41”x48”.

NOTE: You must have an embroidery machine with a minimum 8” x 12” hoop in order to complete this project.

Required Embroidery CD – Claudia’s Creations The Stockings Were Hung

Fabric Supply List for The Stockings Were Hung

2 yards Background fabric – tone on tone cream, white, or other light color

½ yard Inner border fabric – three narrow inner borders

1/3-yard Middle border fabric – checkerboard fabric on Claudia’s pattern

¾ yard - 1 ½ yard – Outer border fabric

Claudia’s pattern calls for ¾ yard which yields a 3 1/2” outer border

I purchased 1 ½” yards for a 5” border that I did not piece; fabric was cut lengthwise

3 ½ - 5 yards Pellon SF101 interfacing

3 ½ yards needed if you are only interfacing background fabric that

is going to be embroidered – I interfaced all of my fabric including borders

½ yard binding fabric

1 ½ yard - backing fabric IF YOU ARE USING THE SMALLER OUTER BORDER – SEE OUTER

BORDER FABRIC REQUIREMENT ABOVE; a wider outer border will increase the

amount of backing fabric required. (NOTE – since the backing fabric is not

needed for class, you might want to purchase it when your wall hanging is

completed)

Batting to accommodate your finished wall hanging – not needed for class

Floriani Perfect Stick Tear-away Stabilizer – or similar

Floriani Stitch and wash tear-away stabilizer – or other medium but soft tearaway

Frixion pen or other non-permanent pen to mark your fabric – acrylic ruler

If you have a 20 ½” or larger square ruler, bring it – do not go out and purchase

Embroidery Threads suggested:

Black, red, brown, medium blue, medium purple, gold, yellow, orange, light grey, light green, medium green, and dark green.

(NOTE: these are the threads that matched the fabrics chosen on Claudia’s cover picture; you should choose threads that match your fabric choice. As you can see, you do not need dozens of thread colors. HOWEVER, YOU ABSOLUTELY WANT TO INCLUDE BLACK OR OTHER DARK COLOR TO OUTLINE ALL OF THE EMBROIDERED OBJECTS. ALSO, BE SURE TO BRING A COLOR FOR YOUR GINGERBREAD MAN)

Pre-wound bobbins or you can wind bobbins – if using prewound bobbins, make sure you have several light bobbins and a few dark bobbins for the outline stitch.

PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL INSTRUCTIONS – FABRIC SHOULD BE PREPARED; WE WILL BE SEWING BEFORE WE BEGIN THE EMBROIDERY PROCESS SO MAKE SURE YOU BRING THE SEWING PIECES FOR YOUR MACHINE.

Other items:

  • Embroidery machine, embroidery arm, embroidery foot, power cord, and hoops (if you have larger than 8x12 hoops, bring them as well; the pattern will dictate which hoop you are able to use but 8x12 is the minimum

  • Thread snips, extra needlels

  • Stabilizers listed above

  • Seam ripper

  • Other items you normally have when doing embroidery

  • WE WILL BE SEWING FIRST; MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR ¼” FOOT AND FOOT PEDAL

  • Other items that you normally use when sewing such as cotton thread and bobbin

Prior to Class

  • Download your machine’s file format to a USB or your machine

  • Print off all instructions and bring to class – bring a pen or pencil to mark thread choices

  • Prepare and cut your fabric as listed below – THE MORE YOU HAVE PREPARED BEFORE CLASS, THE MORE EMBROIDERY YOU WILL FINISH DURING CLASS.

Preparing your fabric:

For each of your fabrics, starch the fabric with something like Mary Ellen’s Best Press spray starch. After starching, you will need to apply Pellon SF101 stabilizer to the back of each piece. The interfacing is applied with the rough side pressed against the wrong side of the fabric. Work from the interfacing side. Smooth out the interfacing and spray again with starch. The moisture helps adhere the interfacing to the fabric. Start in the center and press using pressure from the iron. Lift the iron and move outward from the center. Do not drag the iron across the fabric or you will create creases. If this happens, pull the interfacing up and respray with starch. The fabric should lie completely flat. I prefer to interface sections larger than needed then cut to size. For example, IF the center piece is an 18” square, I would cut my background fabric about 20” square and the interfacing approximately 19 ½” square, then follow the instructions in this paragraph. This accomplishes two things. First, by keeping the interfacing smaller than the fabric, it is almost impossible to get the glue from the interfacing on the iron. Second, once the interfacing is completely adhered to the fabric and the fabric is cut to size, all edges are completely secured with interfacing and there is less chance of the interfacing pulling away.

Cutting instructions for The Stockings Were Hung

Prepare all fabrics as per instructions on my opening letter using starch and SF101. (All fabrics should be prepped with starch and SF101 if you plan on quilting your wall hanging; this makes for more consistent tension during the quilting process.) If you do not wish to interface the border fabrics, you will still need to INTERFACE THE BACKGROUND FABRIC to prevent puckering and shrinkage while embroidering.

Background fabric (2 yards) – for embroidered center and gingerbread corners.

Cut (1) 23 1/2” by width of fabric – sub-cut (1) 23 ½ x 15 ½ piece for stocking embroidery

The remainder is leftover but can be used if you have an “oops”

Cut (4) 8” by width of fabric for corner gingerbread ribbon embroidery

These will be sub-cut later

Inner Narrow Border½ yard (these are the three narrow borders)

Cut (8) 1 ¼’ by width of fabric strips

From each of the two strips sub-cut (1)1 ¼” x 15 ½” AND (1) 1 ¼” x 24 ½” pieces

 

Note: You cannot cut two 24 ½” strips from one length of fabric – therefore you must cut a 15 ½” piece and a 24 ½” piece from a single width of fabric.

You will have six strips remaining which will be sub-cut later.

Middle Border1/3 yard – pattern uses checkerboard fabric (or Christmas print)

Cut (3) – 3 ½” x width of fabric

Sub-cut one strip into (2) 3 ½” x 16 ½” pieces

Sub-cut the remaining two strips into 3 ½” x 30 ½” pieces

Outer border – pattern calls for ¾ yard; yields an outer border approximately 3 ½’ wide

Finished size is approximately 41” x 48”

I purchased 1 ½ yards outer border fabric; I cut my borders lengthwise 5 ½ wide yielding a 5” outer border that did not need to be pieced.

Finished size of my wall hanging is approximately 45 1/2” x 52 ½”

 

NOTE: PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE THE HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS PRE-CUT AND READY FOR SEWING; THE SMALLER SUBCUTS CAN EASILY BE CUT DURING CLASS . I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS THESE ITEMS READY SO WE AREN’T FIGHTING FOR CUTTING SPACE. SMALLER CUTS TAKE LESS TIME AND SPACE.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Skill Level:
intermediate
Instructor Name:
Pam Churches

The Stockings Were Hung

Cost:
$ 60.00
Instruction
 

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