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Thread: Quilted Hanging Windsock - Quick Tutorial

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    Junior Member lovetosewstudio's Avatar
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    Smile Quilted Hanging Windsock - Quick Tutorial

    I saw this thumbing through a craft magazine made in plastic canvas and yarn and I said to myself, this would be adorable as a quilt block to hang from a tree in my backyard!

    Super easy to make:

    -Cut four 2.5" strips of different colored fabric and sew together.
    -From the sewn strips, cut four 8.5" blocks.
    -Arrange the four blocks to form a quilt block and sew together.
    -Cut two layers of quilting batting, two layers of heavy interfacing, and one fabric square for the quilt block back the same size as the quilt block front you just created.
    -Following the manufactures guide, iron on heavy interfacing on the wrong side of the front of the windsock and the wrong side of the back piece of the windsock.
    -Place the two layers of quilt batting flat on a table. Then place the windsock back pretty side up, then place the windsock top pretty side down.
    -Stitch around the outer edge of the windsock block and leave a 4" opening for turning. Trim seams and clip corners.
    -Turn the windsock quilt block pretty side out. Poke out corners and press. Cut a handle for the top and pin in place as shown. Stitch.
    -Cut different color ribbons the length you would like and sew in place.

    This quilted windsock of course can be made from any kind of quilt top block. I really wanted to do a pinwheel block for it, but I just thought this would be fun and colorful to see blowing in the wind. I put it near my pool for summer time.
    ENJOY!
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    Hey thats cute. Great idea. But when it gets wet is it gonna fold up ?
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    I have it under a thick tree, so it doesn't get that wet, just a little damp some days. It hasn't curled or folded yet. I bet I could spray it too with a fabric spray adhesive protective coating.... I didn't even think of that. :-)
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    You could also place a piece of plastic canvas on the inside after turning it.

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    Great idea.

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    Wow,awesome idea. Another great way to use a quilt

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    Looks like a good way to use those beautiful orphant blocks!
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