Easy Shamrock Door Decoration – Free Tutorial

 

Finished Size  12″ x 12″

Materials:

  • 1/8 yard of green for shamrock
  • 1/8 yard of black for background
  • 1/2 yard of green print for back, binding and hanger
  • 1/2 yard of batting
  • Coordinating thread

Directions:

shamrock fabric Lori Miller Designs

Cut Fabric:

Green for Shamrock

  •  8 — 2  1/2″ x 4  1/2″ strips

Black

  • 8 — 2  1/2″ x 2  1/2″ squares
  • 2 — 2  1/2″ x 8  1/2″ strips
  • 2 — 2  1/2″ x 12  1/2″ strips

Green Print

  • 2 1/2 x 60″ strip for binding
  • 2 1/2″ x 20″ strip for hanger
  • 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ square for back

Batting

  • 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ square

 Sew

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  1. Place black square on the top of each of the shamrock strips matching the edges.  Mark four strips with a diagonal line to the left and four strips with a diagonal line to the right.Shamrock cut Lori Miller Designs
  2. Stitch on the lines. Trim.
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  3. Iron the flaps out.  Sew two strips together to form a point with the shamrock material.SONY DSC
  4.  Continue to sew three more.  Arrange the four squares so that each point of each square rotates clockwise and stitch together. Press.shamrock sew borders
  5. Sew the black 8 1/2″ strips to each side. Press.SONY DSC
  6. Sew the black 12 1/2″ strips to the top and bottom. Press.

Quilt

quilt shamrock Lori Miller Designs

  1. Layer the back of the quilt right side down, the batting and the top of the quilt, right side up,  in a quilt sandwich.shamrock quilting Lori Miller Designs
    shamrock
  2. Baste together with quilting safety pins and quilt as desired.  I used straight line quilting with a walking foot at about 1/4″ intervals.

Finish

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  1. Fold the binding in half, wrong sides together, and press.  Attach the binding to the little quilt.SONY DSC
  2. Fold the hanger fabric strip in half, right sides together and stitch down the long edge.
  3. Turn the hanger right side out and iron flat with the seam on the back.SONY DSC
  4. Tie a bow in the hanger, centered at the top.  Tuck in the ends and stitch closed.shamrock hanger
  5. Attach the ends to the back side of the quilt about 3″ from each side.  I just used a whip stitch.SONY DSC
  6. That finished up your decorative door hanger.  Hang it on your door or as a wall hanging for decoration!May the luck of the Irish be with you!

 

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