Project Hanukkah Wall Hanging

By Diane Kron

Skill Level: Intermediate  

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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this fun appliquéd wall hanging. Create a pocket for each of the eight days and nights of Hanukkah to fill with gifts and goodies with Designer's Gallery Embroidery Works, which helps make appliqués a snap. Before you know it, you'll have made a great new piece of holiday decor that your family will treasure for years to come! Download printable instructions.

Materials:

  • AccuQuilt GO! Cutter
  • AccuQuilt Die #55092 Letters
  • AccuQuilt Die #55060 4½” square
  • 1 yard Menorah print fabric
  • 1 yard blue fabric for background
  • 7 fat quarters of various bright colors for the pockets
  • Madeira® embroidery thread
  • Baby Lock® Tear-Away Soft stabilizer
  • Baby Lock Fusible Appliqué stabilizer
  • Batting 32” x 27”

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Destiny II Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • EmbroideryWorks™ Everyday or Advanced from Designer’s Gallery®

Steps:

  1. Open the program by clicking on the EmbroideryWorks icon on the desktop.

  2. Set up the workspace with the 200mm x 200mm hoop. Click on Preferences and select the Hoops category. Select the .pes file format from the list. Select the 200mm x 200mm hoop.

  3. To create the letters follow the next set of steps:

    1. Click on the Merge Designs icon on the top toolbar.

    2. Click on the down arrow under the Catalog tab and select the AccuQuilt Appliqué category.

    3. Scroll down and select the 55092 Letters designs.

    4. Scroll down and select the first letter in the word Hanukkah. To create the remaining letters click on new page icon and repeat for the remaining letters in the word.

    5. Since the letters are digitized for the AccuQuilt die you should not resize the letters.

    6. Click on File Save As (Stitch and Working File). The working file format is .be.

  4. Click on File Save As (Stitch and Working File). The working file format is .be.

  5. Click on the Print icon to print a template for exact placement of the design. Print a template for each of the letters.

  6. To create the word “HAPPY” open a new page and follow the next set of steps:

    • Place the 200mm x 300mm hoop on the workspace. • Select the Insert Font icon. • In the Properties field type in the word “HAPPY”. • From the drop down menu, select the Christmas Curls font. • Click on Fit to Hoop to increase the size of the lettering.

    1. Place the 200mm x 300mm hoop on the workspace.

    2. Select the Insert Font icon.

    3. In the Properties field type in the word “HAPPY”

    4. From the drop down menu, select the Christmas Curls font.

    5. Click on Fit to Hoop to increase the size of the lettering.

  7. Click on the Print icon to print a template for exact placement for the lettering design.

  8. From the blue background fabric, cut two pieces 32” x 27”.

  9. While following the manufacturer’s directions, fuse the Baby Lock Appliqué stabilizer to the back side on the seven bright fabrics.

  10. Using the AccuQuilt GO! System and the two Letter dies, cut out the letters. Note: When cutting out the letters place the fabric upside down over the die. Set them aside.

  11. Using the Square AccuQuilt GO! Die #55060 cut 8 pockets using the menorah print fabric. Fold under ¼” on all four sides. Top stitch the top edge. Set aside.

  12. Make a sandwich with the two background sections placing the batting between the sections.

  13. Quilt the section together using a meandering stipple stitch.

  14. Place the templates for each of the letters and the word “Happy” on the background fabric while referring to the opening picture for placement.

  15. Hoop the quilted section centering the first three appliqué letters of the hoop.

  16. With the machine set up for embroidery, retrieve the first letter.

  17. Embroider the design while following the color stops. The first color stop for each unit is the positioning step and is used to perfectly place the appliquéd shape.

    1. Finger press the letter centered over the outline stitch. The second color stop is for embroidering the design to the fabric.

  18. When finished with the first letter repeat for the other letters while being careful that the letters are spaced evenly.

  19. Hoop the embroidered section centering the word Happy in the hoop. Place the word at a slight upward angle as shown in the opening picture. Embroider the lettering.

  20. Set the machine up for sewing.

  21. Place the pockets in two rows as shown in the opening photo.

  22. Stitch the pockets on the remaining three sides to hold in place.

  23. Place candy or any other treat in the pockets.

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