Christmas Wreath Template

 

Christmas Wreath template result

Christmas Wreath template result

Christmas Wreath Template you ask??  I know that we are only a few days into spring, but the reason that I am posting this today is because I didn’t have time to try out the template before Christmas and I have just been asked about it by someone who’d like to know more about it – understandably.  You can’t tell a lot from a photo of a pack containing a template!

Fabric scraps to be used with the Christmas wreath template

Fabric scraps to be used with the Christmas wreath template

Trying out the Christmas Wreath template

I began by selecting out some Christmas fabrics and backing them all with some kind of  fusible backing.  I used mistyfuse because it’s thin enough that it doesn’t get in the way.  The reason that the fabrics are bunched together like that is because I put down a section of mistyfuse and then overlapped the fabrics on it so that there was no interfacing showing when I ironed the fabrics.  I found that I could cut most of the parts of the Christmas wreath template from scraps about 3″ by 2″.  Then I cut small circles from any leftover bits of fabric.

Shapes cut from the Christmas Wreath templates

Shapes cut from the Christmas Wreath templates

When drawing round the parts of the template, you’ll need to bear in mind that the holly leaves need to be various greens, although I did make one white leaf.

The parts of the bow are broadly red, but I used gold for the small oval shapes that go beneath the bow to look like the underside of the ribbon.  That seemed to work quite well.  You’ll need to cut the main part of the bow (bottom left in the photo) once on the top side of the fabric and once on the wrong side of the fabric in order to get the two sides of the bow.

Use a white square for the background

Use a white square for the background

For the background block for the Christmas Wreath template, I used a 9.1/2″ white square.  It might perhaps have been better to draw a circle but I just placed the pieces by eye, getting a broadly circular shape.  At this stage I was just pressing the pieces on to the background so that I could move them around as much as I wanted to.

After I had finished, I dotted any leftover circles both on the wreath and around it.  Looking back at the photos now, I’m not sure that I don’t prefer the version shown below without any added circles.

Completed Christmas wreath

Completed Christmas wreath

When you are happy with the layout, press the wreath in place.  I haven’t quilted this one yet, but you would need to sew the pieces down just in case they came away from the background.

The Christmas wreath template and the Pine tree template are intended to be sold for £5 each, but now that I have made one I feel that this is excessive so I am going to sell both the templates for just £5 for the pair – I feel that this is a more fair price, even if I am then making a loss on them.

You can buy them here.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I hope to see you again soon.

Rose

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