Translate This Idea for Use with Your Favorite Panel!
Fabric panels can be wonderful time savers when you need quilt in a hurry, and there are many beautiful ones to choose from. However, we often wonder how to use them creatively. While we may love the printed panel’s design, a quilt made from a panel may not seem like “ours” unless we do something special with it.
Panels that have motifs in squares of various sizes often offer great opportunities for creativity. The following example is one way to give such a panel your own creative touch.
Wall hanging made from a Moda Winter Song panel, found on Pinterest.
Sadly, we could not find any info about this wall hanging but it won’t be hard to create something similar without detailed instructions. Simply cut the panel sections apart, layer them, then quilt and bind them.
Arrange the resulting mini quilts in an appealing configuration and stitch the edges together where they meet. Find an interesting stick, rod or branch to hang your creation from.
An example of a panel that would work well for this project is this chickadee panel (no longer available).
The following panel would also work nicely (no longer available).
This lovely panel is also an excellent choice. The variety of block sizes will be great for this project (no longer available).
There are lots of panels available that would work well for this project. Hopefully these give you an idea of what to look for.
Annie’s has a good selection of panels to choose from. You’ll find them here.
Amazon also has a nice selection, found here.
This wall hanging will, of course, be beautiful made up in fabric panels for any season or decor. For example, a children’s panel will make a fun gift for a new baby’s nursery.
Have fun designing your own creative wall hanging. To help you along, you’ll find tips for working with panels here.
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