With this being my favorite time of year, Halloween of course, it’s time to drag out all the decorations to cause shrieks, screams, and scary scenes. That’s what Halloween is all about at my house! As a kid, I never liked watching vampire shows because they scared me way too much. Bela Lugosi was one scary Count Dracula back in the olden days! I always looked away when his eyes went into “come-to-me” mode…yikes! Looking back, those vampires were pretty lame compared to today’s television and movie trendy-looking vampires. Some of them are very handsome guys that could easily lure me into their waiting fangs!
The “Velcome To My House” wall hanging or door hanger went together quickly using Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft and other ThermOWeb products. You can have it ready to hang on your door just in time to invite those visiting neighbors or trick-or-treaters into your home. Luckily, he’s not too scary and shouldn’t chase away too many visitors…hopefully!
Velcome Vampire Heatnbond Halloween Wall Decor
by Carol Swift, Just Let Me Quilt
Halloween Wall Hanging/Door Hanger, 12” x 18”
What you’ll need to make “Velcome To My House”:
Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft
Therm O Web EZ Print Lite Sheets
Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive
Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing
Oliso Purple Iron *Purple makes ironing more fun!
Velcome To My House pattern
Aurifil Thread 50wt thread
3/4 yard black
1/4 yard white
1/3 yard red
Cut 2 – 4½” x 12½” black strips
Cut 2 – 2½” x 4½” black rectangles
Cut 3 – 3” x 3” black squares (for HST’s)
Cut 1 – 12½” x 18½” black rectangle (backing)
Cut 2 – 2½” x 42” black strips (binding)
Cut 2 – 3½” x 3½” black squares (pocket for hanging)
Cut 1 – 4½” x 12½” white strip
Cut 2 – 2½” x 4½” white strips
Cut 1 – 2½” x 8½” white rectangle
Cut 3 – 3” x 3” white squares (for HST’s)
Cut 1 – 12½” x 18½” red backing
Cut 1 – 12½” x 18½” Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft
Sewing/Applique Instructions: Seams are sewn 1/4” wide
Velcome Vampire Heatnbond Halloween Wall Decor Instructions:
Step 1: Prepare the applique patterns following applique instructions: Applique with printable Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite sheets: Using your inkjet printer, print out applique pattern pieces using Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite sheets. Load one sheet at a time into the paper tray. Sheet should be placed so printing is on the smooth side of the paper. Print quality at the normal setting and for plain paper. Allow 5-10 seconds for ink to dry.
Step 2: Iron adhesive pieces to wrong sides of fabrics with a medium heat iron, no steam. Press for 2 seconds. Repeat until all surfaces have been bonded to the fabric. Let cool. Cut out applique pieces. Peel off paper liner. Place applique shape, adhesive side down, on top of the project. Press and hold iron for 6 seconds on each section until the entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Cut out applique pieces. Set aside.
Step 3: Prepare and sew HST’s –
Step 4: Assemble quilt front – Sew strips together as shown on pattern starting at top. Press seams down.
Step 5: Apply applique designs – Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces. Place applique, adhesive side down, on the right side of the fabric. Press each section following the manufacturer’s directions until the entire piece is bonded. Let cool. Sew around edges using a straight, zig-zag, or blanket stitch.
Use a washable/erasable marker to add lines for machine or hand embroidery.
Tip: Ironing Heat n Bond Fusible Interfacing to the back of an applique block can help keep the threads from showing through the fabric and make stitching small pieces easier. Always use a protective covering when ironing interfacing to the fabric. Using a leftover piece of fabric works great![/tooltip]
Step 6: Assemble wall hanging using Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft and Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive: Iron Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft to the wrong side of backing fabric following package directions. Always use a protective covering when ironing fleece to fabric.
Protect the area where you will be working with adhesive spray by placing an old sheet or paper under and around the area you’ll be spraying. Lay your backing on the protected area with fleece side up. Spray the Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive on the fleece side from one edge to the other. Place the wall hanging front wrong side down over the sprayed surface of the fleece. Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric. Check for creases or folds…the fabric can easily be lifted and replaced. Quilt using your favorite method.
Step 7: Add dowel hanger – Create corner pockets on the back using two 3½” x 3½” squares of fabric and Fabric Fuse Adhesive. Fold the squares in half diagonally and press on the fold. Dab the adhesive along the corner edges of the quilt back. Place raw edges of folded corners in place over the adhesive and let dry. Add binding using your favorite method.
Cut a dowel to fit between the two corners. The dowel hangs easily using a nail or hook on a wall or door.
You can find the complete “Velcome To My House” PDF pattern HERE.
We’re pleased to share with you today the kick-off of our NEW HeatnBond How-To Video Series! We know it’s important to see how to use our products and that’s exactly what we’ve done. In today’s project Carol used many of our most popular products and you’ll soon find videos to help you with how to use those! Today we’re kicking off our new Video Series with videos for our HeatnBond Lite and Featherlite Fusible Adhesive along with our HeatnBond Ultrahold Fusible Adhesive!
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