Meet Azzy an award-winning Blue Merle Shetland Sheepdog who lives in New York. I created this pattern by tracing his photograph to create a puzzle of fabric in his likeness.
Use this kit to create an 18 x 18 inch wall hanging or pillow top.
• Fusible web raw edge technique • Full size pattern • Complete Instructions for a quilted or NO-SEW project
This kit includes the folllowing densely woven fabrics: Dark Bluish Black Medium Bluish Gray Light Bluish White Cream White Blue Brown Black Multicolor Green Background
Step-by-Step Instructions 1. Read all instructions before beginning to familiarize yourself with the process. 2. Select and press all fabric (wrinkles must be removed prior to applying the fusible webbing). 3. Cut the background fabric exactly 18x18 inches (all pieces are fused to it). 4. Trace and number all pattern pieces onto the paper side of the fusible webbing along the outside edge of each solid line. 5. Iron the pattern pieces to the wrong side of the fabrics. Use the fusible webbing manufacturer’s instructions for heat setting and pressing times. 6. Cut along all solid lines (the dotted lines show where the fabric will be overlapped). DO NOT FUSE ANY PATTERN PIECES TO THE BACKGROUND UNTIL ALL PIECES HAVE BEEN PLACED CORRECTLY. 7. Conveniently stack all pieces in number order. 8. Use the Sheltie Placement Guide to place all pieces in number order over the background fabric. Remove the paper backing before each piece is placed. Be careful to overlap correctly. 9. Adjust all pieces until your Sheltie has come to life. This is always my most exciting moment to see my project take on a life of its own!
10. Follow the fusible webbing manufacturer’s instructions to permanently fuse all pieces in place. If you are using the optional heavy-weight fusible webbing, your NO SEW project is ready for framing.
11. Use matching thread to topstitch all raw edges (I use 2.0 stitch length and size 80 needle). Achieve a professional look by not back tacking, instead pull the threads to the back side and use a square knot to secure. At this point, you could use the Sheltie design as an 18”x18” pillow top.
Quilt your Sheltie design, using the following steps. 12. Cut the batting and backing fabric. 13. Pin all layers together (or use temporary fabric adhesive spray). 14. Change to a size 90 sharp needle and stitch length 2.5. Keep the Sheltie flat as you quilt (mostly stitch ‘in the ditch’) from the center outwards, changing to matching thread as you go. The color photo can be your guide for the quilt lines. 15. Use green thread to stitch around the Sheltie, then continue to quilt the background. 16. Attach the binding and a pocket for hanging with a rod.