Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grateful

A quick post today sharing a small fabric wall hanging I made using Eclectic Elements fabric.  You could use the same idea to create a runner (wouldn't that look good for Thanksgiving?)....just saying.


Here is what you will need to make one:
Scraps of six coordinating Eclectic Elements fabrics for front
1/2 yard of Eclectic Elements fabric for the back
Craft felt (3 colors for the heart and leaves)
1/2 yard Warm and Natural batting
7 vintage buttons in varying sizes
Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold
embroidery floss
Sizzix Alterations Block Talk Die
Sizzix Alterations Mini Hearts Set
Vagabond machine
Sewing machine

Directions:
Note: 1/4” seam allowance used throughout
  1. Cut Eclectic Elements fabric into short strips 2 - 4" wide. Cut a few different widths for each print.
  2. Stitch fabric strips together, working out from the block that will have the word on it.
  3. Continue adding strips till the piece is approximately 12 x 15”.  Press seams flat.
  4. Layer batting and quilt top together.  Quilt as desired.

  5. Iron Heat’n bond to small pieces of felt.
  6. Use Sizzix Alterations Block Talk and Mini Hearts to cut out letters and heart.
  7. Iron letters onto patchwork top in desired block.
  8. Sew buttons and leaves beside word.
  9. Iron heart next to word.  Top stitch with embroidery floss.
  10. Cut a piece of Eclectic Elements fabric approximately 1” larger on all sides, than the quilt. Example: if quilt top is 12 x 15” the backing should be 14 x 17”
  11. Lay quilt top on top of backing.  Pin into place.  Roll edges of fabric onto front side to form binding.
  12. Stitch binding in place with machine or by hand.
Finished Size 12 x 15”
Eclectic Elements Giveaway
I have some fabric to give away today so you can make a wall hanging all your own.  Just leave me a comment and I will pick 4 winners on Saturday morning (Sept 13th).  


now carry on, 
paula


86 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love this idea!

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  2. Love an opportunity to win. I have none of Tim's fabric ; (
    thanks,
    Sherly

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  3. The fabrics are amazing, and I would love to own them. Your projects always impress!

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  4. Paula' this is so pretty. I would feel so honored to have some of this fabric in my stash (ready to use and not to store away).

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  5. Fabulous wall hanging Paula. I love it. I certainly would love to have a chance to make one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  6. HI Paula, I have been drooling over these fabrics ever since I first saw them. I haven't seen them in person yet but after seeing your wall hanging I know I would love to win.
    Thanks for sharing your project.

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  7. Fun project and giveaway with fabric. Love it! Can't wait for when you're in St. Pete at the doodle later this year! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  8. I would LOVE the chance to play with some of Tim's fabrics!!

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  9. I would be very grateful if I won Tim's Eclectic Fabric♥

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  10. Such inspiration, you are very talented, thank you for sharing with us all. Would love to play with some TH fabrics. thanks for this opportunity

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  11. OMG Paula! You blow me away with your amazing ideas! I love this, and really love the idea of a table runner! I just ordered some fabric yesterday and now I have yet another project I want to do with it! Thanks so much for all of your fantastic ideas!!!

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  12. This is awesome. I would definitely be very GRATEFUL to win some fabric :-)

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  13. Oh my sweet sunshine!!!! Paula, you are way too generous!! I love the Eclectic Elements so much and have been dying to get my hands on some of Tim's new release. It is more lovely than the first set, if that's possible. Your Wall Hanging turned out so beautiful. Just the idea of being able to making a table runner with those gorgeous prints, makes me so happy!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  14. Love your blog, your projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Your wall hanging is stunning!!

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  16. this is the 1st. item I've seen made w/the T.H. fabric......*wonderful*!! you are so talented

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  17. Paula your sewing posts ,for me , are absolutely fascinating! How do you know I'm really a beginner with the sewing machine and see the wonders that creates always amazes me!Gorgeous work! I keep my fingers crossed , win this giveaway would be a nice gift and an inspiration to start sewing more! Barbarayaya

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  18. I love this , so gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win lovely fabric!

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  19. Thank you so much for all the inspiring projects you share with us. I love your wall hanging with the Tim Holtz fabric. So unique! Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric!

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  20. Oh yes this is grateful! Love it!

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  21. Wonderful hanger! The bits of fabric look wonderful together and I just love the bits you have added on top!

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  22. Wow great project! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

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  23. I'm a worse sewer, but who Will notice with such great fabrics.

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  24. love this project! love the fabric, thank for a opportunity to win!

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  25. Of course, this is so nicely done, technically speaking, but the way you have artfully arranged these fabrics is just amazing! I love that you have thought to make a wall hanging, and would be honored to have such a beautiful piece in my home. But I would certainly settle to win some of the fabrics to give this a try myself. My sewing machine is getting mighty lonely! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, and for the chance to win some of this gorgeous fabric!

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  26. Very cool love the layers.
    Would love to mingle in the mix to.

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  27. I actually made a trip to Joann Fabrics yesterday to buy some Tim Holtz fabric. I came home with lots of Tim Holtz paper crafting supplies but no fabric. It was not on sale and I could not afford 14.99 a yard..... so I would LOVE to win.

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  28. Very cool wall hanging. Would love to win some fabric.

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  29. I have fallen in love with "jelly rolls"! So much so that on my jewelry/silversmithing side I taught a class in soldering metal strips together, then cutting and resoldering to make chevrons, checkerboards, even a "hashtag" design! I have been "accumulating" some of the Tim Holtz fabrics and just have not found the perfect pattern yet. I see there is a "jelly roll" in your photo - would LOVE to have that one! ;-) Thanks, Paula, for all your great ideas and generosity!

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  30. Beautiful Paula! Thanks for sharing this along with a tutorial. Out comes my sewing machine!

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  31. I love the banner. The little leaves/buttons details add so much. I have been trying to find the fabric here but unable. May have to widen my search . Thanks for sharing !!

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  32. Hi Paula, loving your Grateful banner. I love how you've layered all the different fabrics and added texture with buttons and felt. Fabulous!!! Jean.x

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  33. I really like this project! Very creative!

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  34. Great idea! I love fall decorating!

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  35. This is beautiful, you did a great job. I would love to win and make one of my own.

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  36. Love that fabric. You did a great job on your wall hanging. Thanks for the chance.

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  37. Love this fabric and really anything Tim Holtz...thanks for a chance to win supplies to make your neat wall hanging. This would be so fun to make!!

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  38. Oh Paula this project is fabulous! I love how you incorporated other media and die cuts into the wall hanging for a 3 dimensional effect, I would love to win the fabric pack so I could make one : )

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  39. I love the wall hanging. It would be fantastic to win some fabric. I just got a new sewing machine. What fun it would be to use some of Tim's fabric. Thanks for sharing.
    Linda from Alaska

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  40. Grateful You took the word right out of my mouth!!!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  41. What a great giveaway Paula! I just bought a yard of the Rulers and it's beautiful fabric. Thanks for sharing your beautiful wall hanging!

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  42. Another fabulous collection and your creation shows it off beautifully.We don't have it near here,but I would love to win some.Thank you.

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  43. So pretty! Thanks for a great giveaway!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  44. Aw, I love your wall hanging! Perfect message for fall. :)

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  45. Grateful for having you to share your wonderful projects. Thanks for a chance to win some of Tim's beautiful fabric.

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  46. Oh, Paula, this is a wonderful project! Thank you so much for offering the fabric. I hope it gets to come live at my house!

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  47. Fabulous - I'd love to make one of my own!!

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  48. Beautiful; thank you for your generosity! sarah@forrussia.org

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  49. The fabric patterns are all so different and yet, they look fabulous together in your beautiful hanging. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some!

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  50. I love these fabrics, they're so pretty and interesting they'd make even the simplest pattern look fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Wow, beautiful. I especially like the buttons and the felt. Love the fabric and would love to win!

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  52. This is a lovely piece and oh my, I would be in heaven if I won!

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  53. I love the variety of color and textures in your wall hanging.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  54. Paula this is wonderful, I love every little stitch in it.

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  55. Perfect message! Beautiful project, thank you for sharing! :) GRATEFUL for so much in my life right now!

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  56. What a great Idea, I love hoe you incorporate other elements.

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  57. Oh WOW Paula! That looks so good with the addition of the little felt shapes and collection of fabrics in our favourite Tim Holtz designs. Jenny x

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  58. Yes you are right that would make a great runner for Thanksgiving ! Absolutely gorgeous !!

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  59. Beautiful creation!! Love the elements fabric collection :)

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  60. Paula, this opportunity to make a "Eclectic Elements Grateful" wall hanging couldn't have come at a better time. I have many friends but one in particular that I'm elated and so grateful to have in my life.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win a bundle and for the tutorial.

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  61. i so have the perfect project in mind for this fabric!!! thank you so very much for your inspiration!! and of course for the chance to win

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  62. I LIKE your wall hanging! thanks for the chance to win some of your fabric.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  63. Paula, this is gorgeous. I love how you pieced the fabric strips together. The "grateful" is so right and cheerful ... certainly a reminder to be grateful!

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  64. I was happy to see this idea, I have been looking on Pinterest for projects with the eclectic elements and not finding very many posts. I would love a selection of different fabrics to play with, thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. Your wall hanging is really nice (and also the photos). It's cool to see the papers I love in fabric form, they are the same of course, but different in such an intriguing way. And also like the papers, they might be too pretty to use but I'd love to try.

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  66. Hi Paula! Thanks for sharing the photos of your delightful wall hanging, and thanks for the chance to win! This fabric is such fun!

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  67. Very cute, but then I love all your creations! Love the eclectic fabrics. Want to make a quilt with them sometime.

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  68. This is wonderful Paula, love the felt letters. Your project makes me want to learn how to sew!

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  69. Love your embellishments (and the self binding)! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  70. Paula, I love it! You always have the best ideas and projects!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  71. I love it. You are really creative. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Oh Paula, I love it, it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance to win. Happy to pay postage if I am lucky enough to win (am in NZ!) x

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  73. Having such a lovely way to count my blessings would feature prominently in my kitchen. Such a wonderful reminder to indeed, count my blessings.

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  74. So pretty! The wall hanging would look great with some hand-quilting, but I doubt I'd have the patience to do it! :D

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  75. LOVING THIS SO MUCH!! I'd LOVE to win and try my hand at a wall hanging!! =) THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Weekend!! =)

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  76. Love this. Does Joanns still carry Tims fabric? I was in there last week hoping to find some and I couldn't even find his smiling face up on the sign as a signature artist. Wassup? No fabric in site... Hmmm

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  77. wow - that's super cool! i'd love to get my hands on some of that fabric - not yet here - some of the previous collections are starting to appear but nothing new as yet. sigh. the hazardous of living in the great white north. maybe i'll take your idea and do it in grunge board and/or paper for a wall hanging... hmmm... ideas are brewing- THANKS!

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  78. Oh Miss Paula,

    What fun we could have together. I think I will coffee dye my fabric after I have torn it into stripes. I will sew it together with decorative stitches in black and burn the edges. Attach a photo transfer of my Dad in his football uniform and add some of his varsity patches. Finishing it off with an old distressed frame. Yes. That is what I would do if I were to win!!! Thank you for the fabulous idea.

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  79. OMG--A table runner and place mats, Paula--Totally :)
    Your wall hanging is amazing! Your darling button and felt embellishments lends such a comfy, homey feel....I love the yellow felt heart :) You are so good--what can't you do? :)
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win Tim's wonderful fabrics! They are truly Eclectic Elements :) XOXO-Shari

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  80. I had seen this fabric. How neat to see how to use it. Very cool!

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  81. Oh, pleas count me in! I need some inspiration to get moving again!

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  82. That is amazing! Would love to make one!

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  83. Cool! I like it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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