Patchwork quilted Christmas wreaths are lovingly made with each stitch to the fabric. Quilt the fabric prior to making the wreath. Form a wreath shape by cutting and sewing the fabric, or create a tube to slide over a foam wreath form. Stuff a sewn quilted fabric wreath with polyester stuffing. Add a bow after the wreath is complete. Hang the patchwork wreath indoors or in a location outside that is sheltered from the elements.
Things you need
Patchwork quilted fabric, 60 cm (24-inches) wide and 180 cm (6-feet) long
40 cm (16-inch) foam wreath form
12 metres (12 yards), 7.5 cm (3-inch) ribbon
Fold the 180 by 60 cm (24-inch-by-6-foot) piece of patchwork quilt in half lengthwise, with the front of the fabric to the inside. Pin along the 180 cm (6-foot) edge. Sew a 1.25 cm (1/2-inch) seam along the edge. Remove the pins. You have created a 30 by 180 cm (12-inch-by-6-foot) tube.
Turn the fabric tube so the seam is on the inside.
Lay the foam wreath form on a flat surface. Make a cut directly through the wreath with a steak knife.
Gently separate the wreath at the cut. Insert one end of the wreath into the fabric tube. Pull the fabric around the circumference of the wreath until it is entirely covered. Gather the fabric around the inside curve.
Pull one end of the fabric over the top of the other. Fold the raw edge under 1.25 cm (1/2-inch). Hand sew the two pieces of fabric together.
Place a 7.5 cm (3-inch) bow over the seam. Hand sew the bow to the fabric.
Things you need
- Patchwork quilted fabric, 60 cm (24-inches) wide and 180 cm (6-feet) long
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- 40 cm (16-inch) foam wreath form
- Steak knife
- 12 metres (12 yards), 7.5 cm (3-inch) ribbon