Hello! I’m so happy it’s summer, and I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready to start my Independence Day decorating. The Fourth of July is going to look a little different this year in many ways, but we are going to celebrate anyway, even if we have to stay home! This year I created this fun little applique of the land that I love, the USA, and today I am showing you how I made it so you can make one too!
- Fat quarter of background fabric
- Fat quarter for USA fabric
- Fabric scraps for flowers and leaves
- Heat n Bond Lite Fusible Interfacing
- Spray n Bond Fusible Adhesive
- 8×10 picture frame with cardboard insert (remove the glass for this project)
- Land That I Love Pattern Templates
- Trace the templates on to the paper side of the Heat n Bond. Patterns have been reversed for you, so trace them as printed.
- Cut around the traced patterns, and fuse them to the wrong side of your fabric pieces.
- After the Heat n Bond is fused in place, cut out shapes along the line.
- Remove the cardboard insert from your frame. Place it on your background fabric, and cut the fabric about 2″ bigger on all sides.
- Remove the paper backing from the fabric shapes and fuse them in the center of the background fabric. Stitch around the shapes with a contrasting thread.
- Use the Spray n Bond to coat one side of the cardboard insert that came with the frame.
- Center your applique over the cardboard and press on to the adhesive. Fold the remaining fabric over to the back and wrap it like a present. Tape in place.
- Find a cute place to set your frame, or hang it on your wall, and enjoy!