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April Showers Wallhanging
April Showers Wallhanging

Created by: Erin Schlosser

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Level: Intermediate
Time: 4-5 Hour

Janome Supplies Required:

  • Janome embroidery and sewing machine, Erin uses the Horizon Memory Craft 15000
  • Janome Embroidery Thread
    • Center Embroidery Design:
    • Medium Pink, Dark Pink, yellow-orange, and steel gray
    • Umbrella Design:
    • Steel gray, light gray, and two colors coordinating with fabric for appliqué
    • Flower Design:
    • Yellow/yellow-orange, and two colors coordinating with fabric for appliqué
  • Janome Red Tip Needle
  • Janome AcuFeed Flex Standard Foot AD
  • Janome AcuFeed Flex Open Toe Foot OD
  • Janome Embroidery Foot P
  • Straight-stitch needle plate
  • Yellow dot bobbin case
  • Jenny Haskins Hoop Magic Pressure Sensitive Stabilizer
  • Artistic Suite Software
  • Embroidery Designs - Download Here

Other Fabric and Notions Required:


  • 5/8 yard linen for embroidery background
  • Cut into the following pieces:
  • (2) 14" x 19" rectangles
  • 1/8 yard each of 5 coordinating prints for pieced borders and appliqué
  • Cut (16) total 1 1/2" x 8" strips (save the extra for appliquéing)
  • (1) 14" x 18" rectangle backing fabric
  • 1/8 yard fabric for binding

Notions & Interfacing:

  • (1) 14" x 18" rectangle of cotton batting
  • Coordinating thread for piecing and quilting

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Switch the machine to embroidery mode and insert the yellow dot bobbin case, straight stitch plate, and attach P foot. Stabilize the back of one linen rectangle. Hoop and stitch out embroidery design file aprilshowers.jef in the center. Un-hoop, remove stabilizer and center the design by trimming this piece down to a 6 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangle.
  2. Stabilize the back of the remaining linen rectangle. Hoop and stitch out the umbrellafloral.jef file. As this design stitches out it will first stitch the umbrella handle and outline stitch for the appliqué.

  3. Then place your intended appliqué fabric on top of the placement outline stitch. (Use a basting spray like Web Bond to hold in place.) Stitch the tack-down layer.

  4. Trim around the fabric edge WITHOUT removing your design from the hoop.

  5. Complete the appliqué by stitching out the accent umbrella lines and outline satin stitch. Repeat this process for the other umbrella.

  6. Leaving the umbrella design hooped, stitch the placement line for the flower.

  7. Place your intended appliqué fabric on top of the placement line. (Use a basting spray like Web Bond to hold in place.)Complete stitching the flower, then trim approximately 1/4" away from the edge. (This flower was designed to be raw edge appliqué.)

  8. Un-hoop umbrellas and flower, carefully remove the stabilizer, and trim around each embroidery design to make a 3 1/2" square.

  9. Switch back to the regular stitch plate, bobbin case, and attach the AcuFeed Flex Open Toe OD foot. To make the pieced edges use the 1 1/2" x 8" strips, piece along the 8" side, so you end up with (1) 6 1/2" x 8" rectangle and (1) 8" x 10 1/2" rectangle.

  10. From these two pieces cut (2) 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and (2) 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" rectangles.

  11. To complete the wall hanging top stitch the blocks together as shown below, starting with the 3 columns and then attaching these together.

  12. After the top is pieced, make a quilt sandwich using the backing fabric, quilt batting, and top. Switch to AcuFeed Flex standard AD foot. Stitch in the ditch along all seams, then add extra straight-line quilting on the pieced borders. Baste around the entire edge then trim edges evenly.
  13. Bind as desired and hang up to enjoy!

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