Step 5

Help Video: How to Hand Quilt

Now that you’ve finished the appliqué, you can get to quilting your wall hanging using the running stitch. Grab your needle (the larger of the two needles) and the embroidery floss included in your kit. The embroidery floss is made up of six threads, cut a piece of the floss like you did when threading your needle for the appliqué pieces, and then remove three of the strings. This will leave you with one strand, made up of three threads - use this for the hand quilting portion.

Tie a knot in the thread just as you did before, then bring your needle up through the wall hanging from the bottom and make a stitch to the left or right of where the thread came through. Now just repeat this process! When you’re done you can tie off the thread the same way you did with the appliqué.

You can freehand your design or plan it out with scotch tape, using the tape as your guide to quilt!

To see some examples of quilting on your specific design, check out the placement chart included with your kit.

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