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Petit Poulet Country Valance

Description

QUANTUM® XL-5000 Decorative Project

Materials Needed

  • Fabric (Fabric quantities determined by size of window)
    - Red checked cotton
    - Red Solid Cotton
    - Black Solid Cotton
    - Cream Solid or tone on tone Cotton
  • Buttons for tabs
  • ¼" quilting Foot
  • All purpose thread
  • Robison/Anton® Polyester Embroidery threads:
    - Color One - #5595 Copper
    - Color Two - #5596 Black
    - Color Three - #5597 White
    - Color Four - #5549 Burgundy
    - Color Five - #5596 Black
    - Color Six - #5704 Cinder
    - Color Seven - #5597 White
  • Pellon Stitch & Tear Stabilizer

Instructions

  1. Triangle Panels: Cut a 9" x 9" piece of Cream colored cotton for each triangle panel needed. Please note: window size will determine how many triangle panels will be needed. Finished size of triangle panel is approximately 11" wide x 9" tall.
  2. Using a water soluble marker, mark the center both across the width and the length of the fabric.
  3. Place a piece of the Stitch & Tear behind the fabric and place both in the medium sized hoop.
  4. Embroider a chicken in the center of the fabric. Remove the stabilizer. Press. Repeat for each panel.
  5. Remove the embroidery unit, and thread the machine with all-purpose thread. Attach the ¼" quilting foot. Please note all seams will be ¼" unless otherwise specified.
  6. Cut the square into a triangle, centering the chicken, leaving about 1¼" above the chicken, about 2-3/8" below the chicken. Finished size should be about 9½" wide x 7¼" tall.
  7. Cut a 1" x 44" strip of solid black fabric. Sew to one of the sides of the triangle. Trim away excess. Press seam towards the strip.
  8. Sew remaining strip to the other side of the triangle. Trim away excess. Press seam towards the strip. Repeat with all triangles, cutting more strips of black as necessary.
  9. Cut a 1" x 44" strip of red solid cotton. Apply to the triangles with the same technique used in applying the black strips in steps #7 & #8. Cutting more red strips as needed.
  10. Lay the finished triangle upside down on a piece of red solid fabric, (right sides together). Pin. Sew together, leaving the top open. Trim edges and clip corners. Turn to the right side out, press. Repeat with all other triangle panels.
  11. Slightly overlap finished triangles. Baste across the top.
  12. Checkerboard - Cut a 1½" strip of solid red, a 1½" strip of solid black and two 1½" strips of cream-colored cotton. With right sides together and using a ¼" seam, sew the 1½" wide solid red strip to a 1½" wide cream-colored strip. Press seam towards the red strip.
  13. With right sides together and using a ¼" seam, sew the 1½" x 14" solid black strip to a 1½" x 14" cream-colored strip. Press seam towards the black strip.
  14. Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut across the black and cream sections at 1½" intervals. See diagram #2. The amount of sections will be determined by the width of the triangle panels from step #11.
  15. Cut the red and cream sections in the same way.
  16. With right sides together, sew the red and cream blocks from step #15 to the black and cream blocks from step #14. See Diagram #3.
  17. Sew the blocks from step #16 to each other. The width of the checkerboard should be the width of the triangle panels from step #11.
  18. Cut a 1" strip of black fabric for both the top and bottom edge of the checkerboard. Sew the strips to the top and bottom edge of the checkerboard.
  19. Sew the checkerboard to the top edge of the triangle panels.
  20. Tabs - Cut a 2½" x 7½" solid red fabric for each tab. A tab should be placed at each intersection of the triangle panels and at each end. The sample valance would require four tabs.
  21. With right sides together, fold each tab in half bringing short ends together.
  22. Mark a line vertically down the center of the folded tab. Mark another line about 1" across the folded edge. Mark another line from one side to the center point and another one from the other side to the center point, creating a "V".
  23. Sew down one side, along the "V" lines and then up the other side, leaving the top open. Trim seam and corners. Turn to right side out. Press.
  24. Make a buttonhole at the end of each of the tabs.
  25. Pin each tab, matching raw edges to the top of the checkerboard as suggested in the diagram of step #20. Baste.
  26. Red Checked Background - Determine the total finished length of the valance. Measure from the top of the checkerboard to about 1" below the point of the triangles. The checked piece will need to be cut the width of the valance and double the length, minus the length of the checkerboard and black strips. For example: If the total length is 13" and the checkerboard is 3", the length of the checked piece should be 26" - 3" which equals 23".
  27. Fold the checkerboard down over the triangles, right sides together.
  28. Pin the red checked piece to the top edge of the triangles, wrong side of triangles to the right side of the checked fabric. Sew.
  29. Open up the checkerboard piece, pressing the seam towards the checkerboard.
  30. With right sides together, fold the red checked fabric up over the triangle panel, bringing the bottom edge of the checked fabric even with the top edge of the checkerboard
  31. Sew down the sides and across the top leaving an opening for turning.
  32. Turn to the right side out. Press.
  33. Slipstitch opening closed.
  34. Bring tabs in position over the top of the checkerboard and sew a button for each corresponding tab.
Step 11
Step 14 - Diagram 2
Step 16 - Diagram 3
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Step 31

Compatible Machines

  • XL-5000 QUANTUM®