Make a Thankful Wall Hanging with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star


Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the Missouri
Star Quilt Company. And I’ve got a fun project for you today. Look at this. This is our Thankful
Wall Hanging. And I love it. It’s right at the right time of the year. It’s the
time of the year we all remember to be thankful. Well hopefully we remember that all the time.
We all have so much to be thankful for no matter where we are. So to make this quilt
what you’re going to need is two packs of Shelbyville fabric. These are five inch squares.
And it’s by Jo Morton for Moda. You’re going to need some background. And that’s
going to take care of the background behind our turkeys and our thankful. You’re going
to need ¾ of a yard. This black fabric, we’re calling this the accent fabric. And it takes
care of the thankful word and those little strips. You’re going to need about ½ a
yard of that. Our little moon up there, this is just a little ten inch scrap that we cut
the moon out of. The backing on this is 2 ¾ yards and we used the gold. And also this
border out here, this is a little four inch border. And you’re going to need ¾ of a
yard for that. And you’re also going to need a couple more things, the dresden template
and some fusible Heat N Bond. You’re going to need 1 ¼ yard of fusible Heat N Bond. So to get started on this wall hanging, what
you’re going to need to do is go to the description below and print out your parts.
Your turkey parts, your clouds, your pumpkins. You’re going to want to print out all those
parts and get them ready to go. You’re also going to want to separate your charm pack.
So what we’re going to do with our charm pack is we’re going to pull out all of the
lights. And so let’s take a look at this. I’ve got a whole bunch of lights here. And
you’re going to separate the lights. Because let me show you where we’re using them.
We’re sewing four together to back these little turkeys. We’re using them for the
backgrounds on here. We’re using them for the backgrounds on there. So we’re going
to use all those lights. You want to pull those out and set them aside. Then you’re
going to go to your pack and you’re going to pull out the pieces you want for your pumpkins.
You’re going to pull out the pieces you want for your leaves. There are two squares
for each leaf and then a stem square. And this stem square can be a scrap. But, and
so it doesn’t have to be all the same. But you just want to make sure you set something
aside. So two of whatever color leaves you want. Then you’re also going to need pull
out your clouds and your turkey parts. And so the turkey part, the circle is the background.
Let me show you right here. So right here we’ve got this circle of the turkey, right
here. That’s the background circle. Then you’re going to have the turkey body and
you’re going to set those aside. So I’ll do that while I’m talking to you. So I’ll
pull, I’m going to use this for my turkey circle. And then this dark one will be my
turkey body. And then this one is going to be, this yellow will be my feet and my beak.
And so you just want to make sure you set those aside so that you don’t use them.
Because you have the feathers, the flying geese. Those can be all the leftovers and
then you don’t even have to think about it and later down the road you’re not going
to go, oh I wish I had saved out that yellow, you know, so. So, you know, just do it ahead
of time and, and that will save you some worry later. Alright so now we’re going to make some
turkey feathers. And this is really fun because it’s just quick and easy. And I was so surprised
when I learned how to make a dresden, how easy it was. So I’m going to stack up several
different colors here. And I’ve got some blacks and some blues. Let’s see if I can
find some reds. Here’s a red. It’s got a little crease in it. I’m going to press
it out. We’re going to lay that on here. I’m going to lay about four on here. Now
you’re going to take your dresden tool and you’re going to lay this flat point on the
bottom of the square like this. And it should hit right at the five point, or five inch
mark on the top. And then we’re going to make a cut. And we’re just going to cut
this side. And we’re going to cut this side like this. And once you get this little edge
off, you’re just going to flip this around. You’re going to use this side along the
edge of your dresden, make sure the blunt end is even at the bottom. And then you’re
going to cut this side. And this makes your feathers. And so let me show you how easy
this is to make the feathers. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to take our stack
of feathers and we’re going to fold them in half like this. And we are going to stitch
a quarter of an inch right along the top there. And we’re going to do that to all our feathers.
So follow me over here and I’m just going to put this on here and lay it down. We’re
going to chain piece our feathers. Now you want your stitch to be small enough so that
it doesn’t easily come undone. And we’re just going to stitch across the top. And then
I”m going to bring this whole stack over here. And I”m just going to fold them like
this in half, sew straight across the top. But just keep sliding those under the foot,
just one after the other. And you’re going to do this to 14 of them. And you’re going
to make a long chain with them. And we’re just going to keep going along here. Alright so then you’re going to have a chain
like this. Now what we’re going to do is we’re going to clip these apart. Now you’re
going to need seven pieces if you use two, you know, if you cut two feathers from each
piece, you’re going to need seven pieces for your feathers. But if you want all your
feathers to be different you can use 14 pieces and just cut them in half, directly in half
so that. Because on a half of a strip like this, you’re going to be able to get your,
you’ll be able to get your dresden blade out of there on a half of a strip. So you
can cut them in half and really mix up your feathers or you’re just going to use seven
for the or to make the whole thing. Alright so now what we’ve got here is we’ve got
these little guys that are sewn across the top. And I’m just going to fold this over
now. There’s a couple things you can do. You can trim it if you want. But I lay my
finger, press it over like that and I just flip it through the middle. And look at that,
it instantly peaks. I mean it’s just like amazing. It’s like little magic. And so
we’re going to press all of these and we’re going to line up this seam right here. We’re
going to line up right down the center. We’re going to center that and then press it like
this. So watch your fingers on that. And we’re going to do this to all of ours. And you’ll
get really fast at this after a bit. And you see on that first one I trimmed. But I didn’t
trim on these others and it’s just because it doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t really
matter. It doesn’t really show up. And I tend to skip the things that, you know, if
it’s going to make my dresden not lay nice then I’ll do it. But if it’s just going
to, if it’s just like one more step, I don’t worry too much about it. Alright. So now I have several of these done, you’re
going to do this to 14 and then you’re going to start sewing them together. And again what
we’re going to do is we’re going to sew two and two. So I have these two pieces right
here. Let me actually get these two pieces because they’re different. And I’m just
going to lay them right on top of each other like this. So I probably should show you over
here. So what I’m going to do with these is I’m going to take these two. And I’m
just going to lay them right on top of each other like this. And I’m going to sew a
quarter of an inch right down the side. So we’re going to come over here. And I”m
going to sew all of mine, I’ll sew them two, two, two, you know, groups of two like
this. And I’m going to take a little backstitch at that beginning. I’m going to sew right
down. And then I’m going to put another one in there. So I’ll do this to all my
feathers, groups of twos. And I think I have, oh I just have one more because I’m just
making a little short piece to show you because once you get this you’re just going to do
it over and over again. So then you have them sewn together in groups of two like this.
Then you’re going to join them in groups of four. And so let me just stitch this right
here. And what I do is I always line up the tail part, the bottom part right here. And
then I like to, I’ll sew from the bottom or the top, it really doesn’t matter. But
if my top pieces, like if I didn’t get the ironing just right then I can fudge that if
I come up the other side. So let me show you what we’ve got here. Well let me add this
last one. I’ll just add one more. Alrighty. So now I’m going to press these open. And
this is just five. You’re going to have 14. So I have this background piece right here
and I have my turkey tail pinned on. And you can see right here at the edge, the edge of
this dresden, all I’ve done is iron it under because we’re going to stitch down on the
top of this and it’s not even going to show. So turn the little edge of your dresden under
a quarter of an inch. And I don’t center this yet. I don’t center it until I get
my body and my circle cut out. So let’s go through that a little bit. So here’s our, this is the turkey body and
this is the large turkey head. The circle behind him and the turkey body. And then what
we’re going to do is we’re going to take our paper like this. Now one of the things
I love that we do is that we bold these patterns so that you don’t even to, you know, you
don’t need a light table or anything and you can just see right through it. So I’m
going to put this up here so I make good use of my Heat N Bond. And I’m drawing my circle.
And I’m going to draw my turkey body right here. And it doesn’t have to be perfect.
You know, I’m pretty sure there are all kinds of turkeys out there and there’s going
to be, you know, yours aren’t just perfect we’re not going to die over that. Alright
and then I’m going to put these feet on, draw these feet. Now I rarely draw the beak
because it’s just a tiny little triangle. And so I just kind of, when I put the Heat
N Bond on my yellow, I kind of cover the whole square with Heat N Bond and then, and then
just cut a little tiny triangle out of part of it for my turkey beak. So let’s look
at these now. I’m going to cut out my circle, just rough cut. You want to save your fancy
cutting for when you get it ironed on. And then here’s our turkey feet. And I know
that there’s enough room in between the feet for the little beak. Alright I’m going
to set this over here. And let’s see, here’s my pieces. And if you want, you know, if you
feel, if you feel a little insecure you can trace your beak. It will fit right between
the legs. And that will work. But what I’m going to do now is I’m going
to iron this onto the back of my fabric. So I’m going to put my little turkey legs right
here on the edge and iron this on. And then I”m going to iron on my turkey body right
here. And I always like to save as much fabric as I can but you want to make sure that none
of your paper hangs off the edge of your fabric or it will glue to your ironing mat. I promise
you. And then we’ve got this big circle here. So let’s see how this fits. I’m
just going to trim off that little piece right there. Iron this on. Alright. So now you’re
going to take your scissors and you’re just going to cut out on the line. And it doesn’t
have to be perfect. It just has to be semi, you know, resemble a circle. There’s that
one. Here’s my turkey body. My iron spit a little bit on this one so the paper is kind
of wet. There’s, oops, let me get that straight, even. There we go. There’s our body. So
you can see it coming together already. And here’s our little legs. And I try to do
these little feet like one little snip. I aim my scissor to where the toe comes into
the middle of the foot and I just do one little snip. Alright, now right here, coming up the
leg. When I drew my leg, he was a little wobbly so I left that part out. Alright so right
here, see you have this little piece right here. And you can really just cut a little
whew, you know, however long you want your beak. And so here’s our beak. Here’s how
this is going to look. Here’s our little beak. And I’m going to trim off this top
because I put it on the, where the pinked edge is and I want it straight. So here’s
our little beak and here’s our little feet. So basically what you’re going to do, what
you’re going to do is you’re going to take your big piece right here. And you’re
going to lay down your, here let me lift this up right here. You’re going to put your
tail on here. You’re going to iron this little edge under. And you’re going to stick
about four pins in here. And I just center mine by looking at the sides and I get it,
you know, top to bottom where I want it. I get everything on here and then I’m going
to pin it. So then here is my, the body. And I’m just going to peel this paper off right
here. There we go. And I’m going to lay this on here. Now this is a fairly close fit
so you want to just look to make sure that you’re covering all your edges. And this
one looks pretty good. And then we’re going to put our body on here like this. And you
can put him high or low. I’ve seen them all different kinds of ways. I’m going to
put my legs, stick my legs in under here like this. And if I were really smart I would have
been doing this on my ironing mat so I didn’t have to move it. Alrighty. Let’s get this
leg under here. And then our little beak. Oh, so tiny. Alrighty, there we go. Alright
straighten him up. Make sure he’s on there right. Alright now very carefully we are going
to move this over to the ironing mat. I think I actually did it. Alright, now right here,
see this little edge of this dresden blade is peeking out so I’ve got to make sure
that’s covered. And if you want, you know, add a quarter of an inch so you don’t even
have to think about it, you can do that. Mine, it just is what it is, what I did it. I’m
going to push that leg up a little bit. And I’m just going to hold that on there for
about this long, just about this long. And then I’m going to look and check and make
sure it all, it’s all down like this. And then what you’re ready to do with your turkey
is you’re ready to do your applique stitch which can be a tiny zig zag, a straight stitch,
or a blanket stitch. And if you look on here you’ll be able to see I did, I did kind
of a beige stitching on here and just stitched all the way around with a little blanket stitch,
all around the body, all around the feet. I just stitched around everything. And it
just holds it all on there and it’s all good to go. So once you’ve made the big turkey you have
to make the little turkey. And he’s exactly the same, except look at. Here’s one I made
for, this is a different fabric from a different project just scraps I had. But look how cute
they are small. So when you go to attend a retreat at Missouri Star, one of the things
they give you is this little dresden keychain. And I wanted to try making a tiny turkey with
the little dresden keychain but really it’s just the end of your dresden right here. So
it’s just this bottom. It’s just a little 2 ½ inch bit right there. And these are what
they give away at retreat center so it’s not, I mean, it’s not even something you
can buy but I just wanted to try that. So remember they’re just 2 ½ inch pieces.
And I’m going to cut a few of them out here because I want to show you. When you get small
like this, when things get tiny, it is not harder. It’s just smaller. So here’s my
little, here’s my little, my little dresden blade. And again all I’m going to do is
fold this in half like this and sew straight across the top like this. So then we’re
just going to sew straight across the top like we did on the other ones. And look at
these tiny little feathers. They’re just darling. Here let me press this for you. So
how this tiny little feather is. And you’re going to sew them together exactly the same
way. I have a little stack of them, I have a few of them here that are already done.
And you’re just going to lay them right sides and sew them together like we did on
the other one. Now the difference with the turkey is that the background of this turkey
is a four patch. So we’ve taken four of our light squares together and sewn them together
just like a big four patch and that makes the background that we set the turkey on.
So you’ll sew these together like this. And then you’re going to put your little
feathers on there. And you have a smaller, on the piece, they’re smaller feet and a
smaller, smaller body but the turkey, the circle behind the turkey, that is the same
size. . So you’re just going to put another one on there, a big one on there and your
little turkey body and head and that makes the little one. Now one of the tips that I
discovered into it, is that I had some scraps of this Heat N Bond which I slipped under
my feathers and ironed, you know ironed it on, peeled the paper and ironed that and that
held my feathers even better than the pins when I was appliqueing around it. Let me think,
other tips. So you just need three of these guys. These two guys have the four patch.
This guy has just a plain 9 ½ inch square cut out and set him on there like that. And
so that’s really it for the turkeys and the turkey can be used in so many things.
I like them in long runners. I like them in wall hangings. I use them all the time. So
I hope you have fun with this turkey and join us next time when we talk about the leaves
and the flying geese. Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the Missouri
Star Quilt Co. And today we’re talking about the Thankful Wall Hanging Part 2. So today
we’re talking about these flying geese blocks and the leaves over here. These are easy pieced
blocks. You have conquered the turkey, the whole rest of it and going to be a piece of
cake. So let’s talk first about our flying geese
block. What we’re going to do is we’re going to grab a, some five inch squares and
we’re going to cut those in half for our flying geese block. So we’re going to directly
cut this right in half and we’re going to cut a half an inch off. So we want a 4 ½
by five inch rectangle. And one of the things that I love about this quilt that there isn’t
a single part of it that can’t be scrappy. I mean the whole thing can be scrappy. Now
for this flying geese unit, what we’re going to do is we’re going to take this 2 ½ by
4 ½ inch rectangle. We’re going to cut out two 2 ½ inch squares. And we are going
to put them on the corners to make our flying geese. So what we want to do is we want to
fold these wrong sides together and make a little sew line right here. And so we’ll
fold this one as well. And we’re just going to make a little sew line. Make sure it’s
right in half. Just a sec here. I’ll line it up really even. There we go. There we go.
Alright. So now what we’re going to do is we’re
going to lay these one the corner of our 4 ½ inch rectangle like this. And we’re going
to sew straight on this line. Make sure your corner is lined up really nice and it will
just fit in there perfect. Alright so now I’m going to come right here and I’m going
to make sure it’s still lined up. Mine slid a little bit. There we go. And sew right on
that line. And alright. Now I’m going to fold this back. And I’m going to make sure
that it’s still squares up in the corner pretty good. And mine does and so I can trim
this off. Where’s my scissors? Well I’ll just use my rotary cutter. I’m going to
trim this off like this. And then I’m going to press this over so it lays nice and flat.
Alright now we’re going to put our other square on the other side just by laying this
right on the other side, nestle it into the corners. And it should cross over at least
a quarter of an inch right here on the top. So let’s go ahead and do that. Alright now
let me fold this back and make sure this is good. Alright. It’s a little bit short in
the corner. Take a look at this. See it’s just a tiny bit short but I think it’s enough
that it’s ok. And I will watch that carefully. I’ll just remember. And I’m going to press
that open. And this is your flying geese block. And that’s what a flying geese block looks
like is this right here. Now we’re going to make another one real quick so that I can
show you how to put these together. Now I used all the same background squares, you
can see, excuse me, on the flying geese block right here. These are all the same. But I
think it would be perfectly fine if you want to scrap that up. I think it would be ok.
So I’m going to do the same thing to this next one. Make sure that I’ve trimmed it
off to 4 ½ and I have. Add my corners. And when I do these, I’m going to have one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, blocks. And I’m going to do all one side. So I’ll
do my squares all on one side of these blocks, one after the other. LIke right now I just
put another one in and keep going and keep going so I get all one side done and then
I trim them off and I do all of the other side. So I’m just going to trim this one
off real quick here. And finger press it back. You see how I get when I’m in, you know
when I get in my little nest and I’m just making my little things one after the other.
It’s very, I get, I’m a very rote sewer. I do the same thing over and over. Alright,
trim off this. Now we’re going to head to the ironing board and press this open just
like that. Alright. Now let’s talk about how to not lose the
point on these geese. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to lay this, this is
our point right here that we don’t want to lose. And see how the threads cross. As
long as we stay on this side, you know, on the seam side of those threads you won’t
ever lose your point. So I”m going to set this on here like this. And we’re going
to sew a quarter of an inch right along here and we’re going to make sure that we hit
just beyond that point, just above it. And I’m so long legged I keep losing my foot
pedal. There we go. So we’re just going to sew along here. I’m going to make sure
that I don’t get on the other side of where those threads cross and that will save my
point. And then when we look at it, look how good that point looks right there. That is
a perfect point. So what you’re going to do now is you’re going to sew seven of these
together in a row. So let’s look at our row right here. Hang on. I’ve got this chair
in my way. Let’s look at our row right here. We’ve got seven in a row and to either side
of that, you’re going to sew a three inch strip. And we used the same fabric that we
used for the border. And so you’re going to sew a three inch strip to either side and
then you just set that aside because it’s not time to put it all together yet so that
becomes your flying geese unit. Now we’re going to talk about the leaves.
For the leaves you have to have two squares that are going to be the same color, just
about. And we liked using two that were the same color but not exact. And so what we’re
going to do is we’re going to cut these into fourths. And I will show you how this
goes together just, it’s so slick. I love these little leaves. Alright so now we have
four leaves. And here’s our leaf block right here. Here’s what we’re talking about.
So what we’re going to do is we’re going to put two like this. And I’m going to lay
it just like the leaf is laying. And then one of these comes up here like this. And
then this is going to be our stem block down here. And I actually lay out every leaf like
this because I get so angley challenged I get so turned around. And so this block is
a plain block and these are all half square triangles. So I’ve got one, two, let’s
see, three, four, like this. And then these other pieces from our piece are all going
to be half square triangles. So we’ve got one to match the red right here. And we’re
going to put this right here. And then we’re going to match a piece to this like here.
And match the other side as well. Here comes that one. So we have our, and I have to remember
the fabric side goes to the color. You know, I have all these little mantras that I say
to myself. And then this one is down here like this, ok? And then this one has a stem.
And so what I do for the stem is I’m going to cut a little inch and a half piece like
this off of a, this is just a brown for the stem. And I’m going to cut an inch and a
half. So an inch and a half for my stem right here. And I’m going to iron this in half.
I’m going to fold it right in half edge to edge with the wrong sides together like
this. And this is a really slick way to make a stem too. Oh look, this one is turned. Whew,
so glad that I caught that. Let’s see here. It goes this way. This way and this way and
that way and that way. That looks better. Alright so here we have our little stem. And
what we’re going to do is I’m going to iron a line right here. And you can draw the
line. You know when I say iron a line, if you want to draw the line, you can draw the
line. So how I make these stems is I’m going to lay my, let me get this out of the way.
I’m going to lay my inch and a half piece that is ironed in half right on that seam.
And I’m going to stitch a quarter of an inch over it. So this is a really great way
to make stems so you’re going to want to, you’re going to want to see this. So my
fabric is laid right, not over the line but right up to the sewing line. And then I’m
sewing a quarter of an inch from the edge. And so this is what it looks like. It goes
right up to it. And I’m sewing a quarter of an inch over. Now I’m going to press
this back like this. So I’m going to press this over right here. It’s going to cover
up that seam. And then I would definitely use brown thread to topstitch this tiny edge.
And you can see I did that on this one and it doesn’t show. Now when I do it with the
white on here it will show. But I would, if I were doing it for real I would do it with
brown thread. So I go right along that edge and just lightly topstitch right along that
edge like this. And so you can see it with the white and it doesn’t even look terrible
with the white. But, then we’re going to square it up again. So I’m going to lay
my ruler on here and square that stem like this and like that. Then I’m going to do
the same thing to the other side. And then this. Alright. And then this goes back in
here for the stem block. Now we need to sew these little half square
triangles together. And I’m going to pick these up just like this. And we are going
to open these up and we are going to sew right on the folded line. So right on the line,
we’re going to sew. And we’re going to do that to all four of them. And make sure
your squares match up. And then sew right on the line. Oop, I’m over a little bit.
And we’re going to do this to all four. And we’ll do them one after the other. Alright,
here’s the last one. We’re going to go right on that sew line. Alright, now what
we’re going to do is we’re going to clip these apart. And we are going to cut off one
side, just trim it off. So here’s my, we’ll trim that to all four of these. It doesn’t
matter which side you cut off because they’re half square triangles and they can turn either
way. Alright now let’s press them open. We’re going to press to the dark side. So
that means I’m going to lay my dark fabric on top and just slide my iron back like this.
Oop, I did that one just backwards. Whoops, whoopsy-daisy. Alrighty, there we go. Alright so now we’re going to put our leaf
back together. And again I’m going to match up these two with this one like this. And
these two with this one and they all go the same way. Now this basically becomes a nine
patch. And so what I’m going to do is I’m going to lay these over here like this. And
I’m going to sew all this row, one, two, three, just like this. So we’ll chain piece
these. First one and here’s the middle and the last one. Make sure they stayed lined
up. Now what I’m going to do is I”m going to bring these back. I”m going to open them
up and I’m going to make sure these are all going the right direction and we are going
to add that last piece on here. So we’re all in the right place right here. So we’re
going to add this one and then we’ll add the middle one and then the next one. So here’s
the first and the second right here. And the last one right here. Oops, I’ve got to check.
I lost my place. I’ve got to make sure it’s in there right, I don’t want to rip it.
So that goes to that one. Yep, that’s right. Alright so we’re going to put that on here
like this. So basically you’re just sewing the three rows together. And then we’re
going to attach all three rows. So we’ll make sure these are all going the right direction.
We’re just going to fold them over and sew them on each other. I don’t even have to
clip those threads if I’ve done it right. But I’ve clipped them many times because
I’ve gotten them, you know, in not quite the right place. You want to make sure these
look like leaves at the end of the day. And this is one of those things where because
you sew like four or five of them I”m not sure how many are behind me, but four or five.
And because you sew those over and over you’ll get really good at leaves. I’ve seen some
cute leaf table runners and quilts and all kinds of things they do to do with leaves.
And remember if you want to make this block bigger you just have bigger squares. Alright.
Now to see if I really did it right. I’ve got some threads on here but other than that,
I think we are right on. This looks like a great little leaf. Let me clip my threads.
Get one out of this little seam right here. There we go. Look how cute that looks. Isn’t
that darling? Now let’s see, it goes right up here in the block, right here. And we’re
having one, two, three, four, five, leaves. So you’re going to add all your leaves.
And then you’re going to add this 4 ½ by 6 ½ inch block on the bottom and that’s
again the same size as our border. Just like we’re adding a filler piece in here. That’s
the fun of making a wall hanging, you get to make the blocks and then you make them
fit and you make them go in there. So now you can make the leaves and you can make the
flying geese. And we’ll see you next time for part 3. Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the Missouri
Star Quilt Company. And we are at part 3 of our Thankful Wall hanging. And it’s the
applique section and so we’re going to talk about the words, our moon block and these
pumpkins right here. And let’s start with the pumpkins because they’re pretty easy.
So you’re going to choose your pumpkin color. And I think we might like, what color do we
have up here? We have a red, a gold and a brown. So let’s start with the gold. And
we’re going to put that on a background square. Now you can see on our pumpkins up
here. Every pumpkin has a different background square. Remember in the first video we saved
all the lights out for all these backs. What you’re going to do next is you’re going
to trace your pumpkins onto your Heat N Bond and then you’re going to iron those on there.
And I kind of just did them all different shapes. That was just for fun. I imagine you
could do three of the same kind but mine are kind of all different shapes. So what I did
then was I took my drawing and traced it onto the Heat N Bond. And then I”m going to iron
it onto the back of my fabric right here. And just going to hold that for a few seconds.
It only takes a few seconds. And then we’re going to carefully cut this out. And we’re
going to cut on the line now. When you cut out the Heat N Bond you don’t need to trim
closely or you’ll be trimming twice. That’s twice as much work for one little pumpkin.
Alright so then you can peel from the edge. You can also make a little slit right here
in the middle and peel it up there. There’s a couple of ways to do that. I’m going to
take this piece right here and I’m going to put this pumpkin on here. And just iron
it on like this. Now right above the pumpkin right here, there’s a little stem. And I’m
just going to roughly cut that. And I’m going to put it on, let’s see, maybe this
one right here. Alright I’m going to put on this one right here. And I”m going to
kind of lay it on the leaf. I’m just going to kind of fussy cut my little stem so it
has a little bit of fun and texture to it. And I’m not too worried if it’s exact
or not because it’s just a tiny little stem, right? And it’s these tiny little details
that really, I think that really make it look, look like you worked really hard. And it’s
just not that really hard. Alright here’s our little stem right here. I’m going to
stick it up there. Now you want to always watch where you place things because you don’t
want to get into your seam line. Your seam line is going to be a quarter of an inch all
the way around. And then what we’re going to do is we’re going to blanket stitch,
zig zag or straight stitch around this whole edge to keep that applique on there. And we’re
going to make three of these. And we have three different ones here. Now we’re going to make the moon block.
The moon block is super easy. I’m using just a plain square. You can see on this one,
I’ve used the same fabric that’s on my binding and on the back here. But we can use
this big yellow moon right here. And I’ve got it traced out as well. And the reason,
you know, it looks like this is to my thankful words to my moon is one big piece. But it’s
not. It’s a separate block right here. Because when I was designing this I wasn’t sure
where I wanted to put it. So it’s on a separate little block just by itself. So let’s go
ahead and applique this on here. I mean sorry, iron this on here. We’re not appliqueing
yet. We’re just ironing it on. And I’m going to cut out my big yellow moon. Now the
reason I want to do the moon block, it’s pretty easy and it’s not too much to, you
know, to show or talk about. But it’s because of those little clouds. And let me show you
why. So I’m going to like crease my paper here, roll that back. And here’s my background
square and it’s a 9 ½ inch square. And I’m going to lay that over here and I’m
just going to kind of center my moon up on there. And I’m going to let that sit for
a minute because it’s the clouds we need to talk about. So I”ve got my clouds here.
And they look, they look pretty good sized. And it looks like they won’t fit on a five
inch square. But they will actually fit diagonally on a five inch square so let’s take a look
at that. So we’re going to fit them in here just like that. See how easy that works. So
we’re going to put them on here diagonally. We’re going to press this on. We’re going
to trim it out and we’ll be able to lay it right on there. So just remember you’re
going to put your clouds on diagonally. You’re going to trim them on like this, cut right
around it. I love iron on applique. I just think it’s such a, you get such a big wow
for your, for your work. And I generally use an applique stitch and that’s the one where
it goes, stitch, stitch, over, stitch, stitch, over. It does that. And it just, you know
brings a little bit of thread over the top to hold it down. And I enjoy that. That’s
one of those things that I like. So then, see how you’re going to put your, here let
me move this over here so you can get it with the overhead camera. See how you’re going
to put your little clouds, on the moon like this. And you have the other one over here
too. It’s a little smaller one. You can see it right up here. So you have your cloud
down, you know, your two clouds and position those where you want. This is where the designing
part of you doing it comes in and makes it really fun. Alright let’s talk about the thankful words.
The piece for the thankful words is 9 ½ by 20. And it’s right here. And this is our
thankful printout. Now the only one you have to cut off your paper is this one because
it’s already reversed for you so that your letters come out right and you to, they’re
on two different sheets of paper. So you have to put them together and there’s a line
to line them up so that they’re exactly right. Now I’ve cut mine out here already.
And I just want to show you some tricks about the thankful thing. So when you’re dealing
with little tiny things like this, it’s nice to use a little pair of scissors to do
this center cutout on these little holes. Don’t stress over that too much. Just go
a little slower and pay attention and keep it. And if you nick it or it doesn’t come
out exactly on the line, nobody is even going to notice. But what we want to do is we want
to peel this off. And you want to be a little careful with that because when you’re dealing
with little pieces it’s easy to get that fraying. And so I’m just going to kind of
peel this off. And, here we go. One more. Now we’re going to lay it back on here.
Now one of the things you want to make sure of is you want to make sure that this is even.
And so here’s a little trick for that. Hang on here, let me get this over here. We tried
to make the thankful a little bigger so he would be easier to cut out and I think it
is. But I just think it looks really fun. Alright, there’s our thankful words. We
have about the same amount on either side. And now what I’m going to do is I’m going
to take my ruler here and I’m going to lay it right along the bottom. Now on the one
behind me, it’s about three inches from the bottom of the fabric so we’re going
to line this up right here. And you really, you can put, obviously you can put it anywhere
you want it. But three inches seemed fairly in the middle. And I like the idea of using
the ruler to do it. If you only have a little ruler you can measure it from, you know, from
place to place. Just to make sure it stays lined up. You’re going to then move this
over to your mat. Let me move these out of the way. And you’re going to press it down
just like this. And this is key right here. You don’t want to slide this across here.
You’re going to tap it. You’re just going to take it like this and press, press, press
and not do the. Well hang on, this little, this little guy folded over so I’m going
to straighten him out. And you just want to tap it down. And tap it down. If you slide
your iron you could stretch your word and that would be, that would not look very good. So once you get your word all ironed on, it
goes together just that fast. And you’re just going to applique it down with the same
applique stitch, whichever one you choose to use. And we are ready to assemble our wall
hanging. Now if you just look at the diagram, we sewed the thankful to the moon block. There’s
a seam right here. And I did this like in little sections so you can see this. I put
a border around my turkey and continued it over on the top of this. So I sewed this block
to this block with a sashing in between. I sewed these three turkeys together. And then
I sewed this block up here. I had my little pumpkins on this side with this little piecer
block in here. And this is like, you know, 2 ½ by five right here. And then sewed it
to this side. So it all kind of goes together like a puzzle. And you’ll be able to see
that. And then this whole side right here, you’ve got your five leaves and your rectangle
here on the bottom and it just matches up with the whole thing and then you just border
it. Then you just put your little four inch borders out here and you’re going to put
them on your sides and your top and your bottom. And your wall hanging is going to be ready
to be quilted. So we hope you enjoyed making this wall hanging with us. It’s good to
remember to be thankful. It’s a great time of year to do that and we should do it all
the time. And we want you to know how thankful we are for you and for all the support that
you give us. So we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the Thankful Wall Hanging from the Missouri
Star Quilt Company.