Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along Finish

How are you doing with your wool cornucopia project? I have had fun doing this hand work project, and also delighted in the shares in our Facebook Friends group with some converting this idea into a raw edge applique project. You all are so creative, and I have really enjoyed seeing the projects in progress. Today we finish the stitch along, and I’ll give you two ways to complete your project.

We left off last week with all the embellishments finished. Now to decide if it will become a pillow or wall hanging.

I have two other wool pillows, so I decided to make mine into a third for a nice grouping on a sofa or in my library chairs. I placed the stitchery right sides together with a second piece of wool for the back, and sewed around the edges, leaving an opening for turning.

I almost forgot to stabilize the back of the project by adding fusible interfacing to the backside of the stitchery. This adds structure and stability to the piece, and locks down the knots and thread ends so it won’t fray. I pressed that into place before turning the project right sides out.

Clip the corners before turning to reduce the bulk inside.

Then turn, and whip stitch the opening closed.

I like to add trim to the edges of pillows, as I think it makes them look more finished and professionally done. It also hides the hand stitching. This time I am using a thin cording. I treat the ends with Fray Block, a product that is less stiff than the Fray Check I’ve used in the past.

The cording is hand sewn around the pillow edge, covering the seam. I go through the cording, then under it catching the wool base. You could also do a couching stitch, bringing the thread over the cording to hold it down.

In the amount of time it takes to watch a football game, I’m done.

As an alternative, you could finish this as a wall hanging for your mini quilt stand, see my post on Pumpkin Wool Mini from a previous Autumn Jubilee for that method.

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by MadamSew, and is a set of their wonderful rotary cutters in three sizes!

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43 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along Finish

  1. Julie

    It’s beautiful! All the details bring the elements to life. I’m so far behind I’ll be working on my Jubilee for quite a while, but that’s OK. It’s not a race, it’s an adventure.

  2. Bonnie Larson

    it has been a lot of years since I have done very much garment sewing so the post on fitting clothes was a welcome reminder of techniques to use. Thanks

  3. Pat Semeraro

    Your tutorial post on today’s (Oct 17,2022) Madame Sews blog was very inspirational for me becaue I have small embroidery blocks I never know what to do with. Thanks Carole!

  4. Connie S Wolfe

    The panda face pillow in the 5 Free Quick & Easy Quilt Projects post caught my attention. I might use that for an upcoming Comfort Quilt. The volume of blog posts was impressive. I have been using scraps and leftover blocks to make placemats. There were several posts that might be useful in the future. Thanks so much for directing me to the blog today.
    Connie

  5. Alexandria

    Two examples inspire me, Carole’s fall embroidery wall hanging and the churn dash pot holder. I will visit these in the future. Thank you Carole and Madam Sews.

  6. Ulrikken

    How to Take your Body Measurements for Clothes – exactly what I need at the moment as I want to sew a pair of trousers for me!

  7. Sue Hoover

    Loving Autumn Jubilee 2022. The wool project is really pretty. If that isn’t inspiring, I don’t know what is! Thank you, Carole.

  8. Betsy Pompi

    I liked the alternate binding “hacks” and was also interested in the hexagon and 60 degree angle triangle blog. I get Madam Sews e-mail posts, but I have never read their blog. I was impressed.

  9. Your little pillow turned out so well. The braided trim looks really nice on it. I’ve always used Fray Check, but I’ll have to try that next time. I thoroughly enjoyed the post about measurements for sewing.

  10. Lisa England

    Since I love sewing whimsical things for Halloween I am inspired by the post “10 Free Halloween Sewing & Quilting Projects.”

  11. Barb K

    I was interested in the binding hacks as I have been wanting to do some table runners and this would be a great way to finish them–and get some practice!

  12. Donna F.

    The binding hacks caught my attention as I’m always looking for other people’s views on how to do things. Also enjoyed Carole’s article regarding the machine quilting table topper.

  13. Beautiful finish—I think this cornucopia is my favorite Autumn Jubilee wool project so far. Thank you so much for the information on adding cording around the outer seam of a pillow….I’ve never used cording but it looks so much more finished! There is ALWAYS something to learn here…thanks so much, Carole. Blessings from WV….

  14. Kathy E.

    I am inspired by something I really need in my kitchen…the post on January 17, 2022 Sew A Pan Protector. I’d make a set of these to coordinate with my kitchen and keep my pans from scratching each other. They’d make great gifts too! duchick at gmail dot com

  15. Sandi Scarlett

    I am enjoying the projects you are sharing on your Blog even though I have not been able to participate. Thank you for all you do.

  16. Susan N.

    Two posts gave me inspiration–(1) How to Take Your Measurements for Clothes and (2) Hand Sewing Basics: Lose Your Knot or Thread.

  17. lee

    I want to start making more clothes/jackets so I found the topic of how to take correct measurements for garments very good! Thank you !

  18. Darci Marshall

    I love the idea of putting the border around a pillow to make it look more finished. Madame sew had a tutorial for a zippered pouch that looked really interesting, I’ve gotten a few great tools from them too, like my binding making kit which saves me so much time!

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