NOEL Christmas Banner


Our NOEL design can be reproduced on a Quantum XL-150, XL-1000, XL-5000 or XL-6000 using your PSW software. It can also be reproduced on the Futura machines.

Use your favorite color of Robison-Anton thread to sew this design.

Letter N: Evergreen 2315; Dark Brown 2372; Iris 2288; Copen 2245; Wine 2225; Wicker 2489

Letter O: Wicker 2489; Evergreen 2315; Wine 2225; Dark Brown 2372

Letter E: Wicker 2489; Copen 2245; Evergreen 2315; Wicker 2489; Wine 2225; Evergreen 2315

Letter L: Wine 2225; Iris 2288; Evergreen 2315; Wine 2225; Wicker 2489; Wicker 2489

Materials Needed

• 1½ yds beige silk dupioni
• 1½ yds red silk dupioni
• 1 yd Christmas plaid
• 1 piece low loft cotton batting – 25” x 45”
• Satin braided cord (for the sample 3 lengths were braided together to form the 27” hanging cord)
• 2 decorative tassels
• Sewing thread (either beige or red)
• Noel embroidery designs
• Rayon machine embroidery threads
• Tear away stabilizer to fit medium hoop
• Very lightweight fusible interfacing
• Filler cord for welting


Note: use ¼” seams throughout.
1. From the beige silk, cut 4 squares 10” each.
2. Fold in half and finger press to mark – repeat in opposite direction to mark center.
3. Hoop fabric and stabilizer with center mark aligned in hoop.
4. Open the first embroidery design in the machine.
5. Follow directions for your particular machine to center embroidery placement.
6. Embroider each letter of the NOEL design centered over the mark – using rayon embroidery threads.
7. Remove from hoop and remove excess stabilizer.
8. After embroidery is complete, square up each piece to 8½”.
9. If necessary, stabilize the plaid fabric with very lightweight fusible interfacing.
10. Cut 1½” wide strips of the plaid. From the strips, cut 5 pieces 8½” long. Reserve the longer strips for use on the sides.
11. Positioning the letter squares in order, stitch a plaid strip to the top and bottom of the first square. Join the remainder of the squares with a plaid strip between each – and the last strip on the bottom of the “L” square.
12. Measure the length of the piece at the center and cut 2 plaid strips of that length – piecing if necessary.
13. Stitch one strip to each side. 14. Cut bias strips of the beige silk to cover the welting filler – piecing as necessary to obtain the necessary length. You will need 2 pieces 8½” long, and 2 pieces the length of the completed section (measure length AFTER attaching the welting at the top & bottom).
15. Cover the welting cord with the beige dupioni, then trim the seam allowance down to ¼”.
16. Stitch one piece of welting across the top and bottom edges.
17. Stitch one long piece to each side – being careful not to stretch the welting.
18. From the red silk, cut 3 strips – 3” wide by the width of the fabric.
19. Measure the width of the hanging, and cut 2 strips that measurement.
20. After stitching the end pieces in place, again measure the length of the piece, and cut 2 strips that length for the sides.
21. Stitch one long strip on each side of the wall hanging.
22. Press carefully.
23. Place a piece of the red silk on a flat surface, and spray with temporary spray adhesive.
24. Adhere the batting to that, and spray the batting.
25. Place the embroidered piece on that, smoothing it carefully. Use safety pins to secure the layers for quilting.
26. Stipple quilt around the embroidery on each of the beige squares, then stipple quilt in the red borders.
27. Trim the quilted piece to even the edges.
28. From the red silk, cut strips 2¼” wide – piece as necessary to obtain the length needed to bind each long edge.
29. Fold the binding strips in half lengthwise and press.
30. Align the binding strips with the trimmed edges on one long side of the hanging, and stitch in place, using a ¼” seam allowance. Repeat with the other long edge.
31. Wrap the binding to the wrong side, and hand stitch in place.
32. Place one end of the decorative cord at each corner of the top edge of the right side and pin in place.

Attaching Rod Pockets
1. Measure the width of the piece – multiply by 2 and add ½”.
2. Cut strips of the red silk 2½” wide by the above measurement – piecing if necessary.
3. Press under ¼” on one long edge.
4. Place one strip (aligning the unfolded edge) right sides together at the top edge – centering the length of the strip across the wall hanging.
5. Stitch in place, using a ¼” seam allowance, and making sure to catch the ends of the decorative cord in the seam.
6. Carefully wrap the strip ends around to the back of the piece, and stitch the short edges in a ¼” seam.
7. Stitch across the top again, to secure the back edge of the rod pocket in place.
8. Flip the strip out – enclosing the raw edges.
9. Align the 2 folded edges, and stitch together.
10. Fold the rod pocket down toward the back of the wall hanging – having the fold right at the seam line.
11. Whipstitch the edge in place by hand.
12. Pin a decorative tassel in place at each bottom corner.
13. Repeat steps 1 through 11 with the bottom edge of the wall hanging.

Directions for Futura users:

1. With machine turned off, attach embroidery unit.
2. Open Futura software. In the TEXT portion of the software, type a small period in the text box and apply stitches. Center the pattern by using the center function of the software.
3. Open a new screen and open the desired monogram design file. Center the design by using the center function in the software.
4. Transmit the first pattern (the period) to the Futura machine. Using the period to find the center of the hoop, place the fabric on top of the stabilizer and insert the needle in the center of the x-y line. When the fabric is in the desired position, press firmly into place, smoothing from the center out. This will ensure that the design will sew in the proper position. Cancel transmission.
5. Now transmit the monogram design to the machine. Stitch the design.

Directions for Quantum XL-150, XL-1000, XL-5000 and XL-6000 users:

1. With machine turned off, attach embroidery unit.
2. Attach hoop to the machine.
3. Open the desired monogram design. Use the editing tools to center the design.
4. Stitch out the monogram design.

Compatible Machines

  • XL-150 | Quantum®
  • SES2000 | FUTURA™
  • CE-250 | FUTURA™
  • XL-100 | Quantum®
  • CE-250 | FUTURA™
  • CE-350
  • CE-150 | FUTURA™
  • CE-350 | FUTURA™
  • XL-400 | FUTURA™
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