- Right click on the pattern images and choose "Save Image As". Save the images in a place in "My Documents" where you can find them again. Go to the images in My Documents and double click on the file name or icon. It will open in your Windows graphics program. Uncheck "Fit to Page" and print. You can resize these on a copy machine or in a graphics program, if needed. Trace the reversed pattern pieces to the paper side of fusible web or freezer paper and cut out
- Place on wrong side of fabric and fuse according to directions, usually 5 to 8 seconds with a dry iron on cotton setting.
- Cut out pieces along the edge of the fusible; treat edges with fray check
- If using freezer paper, proceed as for that kind of applique’
- When fray check is COMPLETELY DRY, remove paper backing
- Fuse all the pieces to the background using the pattern as a guide for placement
- You may buttonhole stitch the edges by hand or machine or leave raw (Directions for "needle turn applique" may be found here.)
- Using the pattern, trace your St. Patrick’s Day message to the right of the shamrocks
- Go over the traced letters with your fabric pen or embroidery thread stem stitch
- Layer the pieces: batting, front (right side up), backing (right side down) and baste together
- Stitch all around using a ¼” seam allowance beginning at the lower right 1” above the corner and continuing, leaving a 1 ½” opening to turn the piece right side out
- Turn right side out and poke out all the corners carefully, finger pressing the edge; press lightly with a hot dry iron; hand quilt around the bouquet and the outside edges. You’re all done!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Erin Go Bragh - Free Pattern
St. Patrick’s Day Quilted Greeting Card
or Mug Rug
Erin Go Bragh
In the Irish, Éirinn go Brách, is used to
express allegiance to Ireland.
It is most often translated as "Ireland Forever".
You will need:
6 to 8 different green print fabric scraps about 4” x 4” each
9 ½” x 6 ½” piece of pale background fabric
12” x 12” piece (approximate size) of 2-sided fusible web or freezer paper
5” x 5” scrap of red fabric
9 ½” x 6 ½” piece of (color of your choice) backing fabric
9 ½” x 6 ½” piece of thin batting or stiff interfacing
Embroidery Thread or Fabric Pens
Directions (for fusible web & freezer paper):
We hope you'll be wearin' the green on St. Patrick's Day and enjoying a lovely green drink
on your new mug rug. Let's see now. What is your idea of a "green drink", i.e., your favorite Irish drink? Please write and tell me!