I love making pictures using embroidery hoops and the best thing is that they can be easily altered from year to year.
- background fabric
- quilting batting
- embroidery hoop
Cut a Christmas image out of felt. I used my Accuquilt Go Baby and a Dove die to quickly cut out a dove silhouette. Alternatively, you can do a google search for "Christmas Images" and it will come up with loads of great images you could trace onto felt and then cut out.
Stitch the silhouette to a piece of backing fabric that is larger that the embroidery hoop you are using.
Embellish the picture with buttons, sequins, embroidery etc.
Place the fabric in the hoop. Cut a circle of batting that is the same size as your hoop and place it in the back of the picture. Trim the fabric so that it is approx 1 inch bigger than the hoop. Tuck the edges of the fabric in behind the picture and glue a circle of card to the back of the hoop to cover the back and keep it neat.
Attach a ribbon and a length of twine to hang the picture as desired.
Here is a reindeer silhouette that I made last year in red, white and lime colours.
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