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Christmas

Star, Snowman, Tree Applique

Seasonal Wall Hanging

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Directions

All seams are 1/4"


4. Assemble Main Block (wall hanging top)

Stitch the sky fabric piece (7.5" x 11.5") to the ground fabric piece (3.5" x 11.5"), right sides together. This is now your main block. Press seams. 

Trim the main block to 11.5" wide by 10.5" tall.

Using the overall layout as a guide, place finished snowman, star, tree and packages onto block. When happy with placement, fuse the pieces to the block by pressing into place with iron.


5. Add Machine Stitching / Embroidery


Christmas packages appliquePlace stabilizer (11.5" x 10.5" piece) on wrong side of block. Baste it to the block, close to the edge. The stabilizer is necessary only if you are going to stitch a satin stitch around the applique pieces or add machine embroidery (machine stitches or free motion).

I added a satin stitch around each applique piece. I used free motion embroidery to add fringe to scarf, snowman buttons and face, package bows, etc.

I used free motion machine embroidery to create the snowman "fingers", ribbon ties, and scarf fringe. If you are not familiar with free motion machine embroidery, read my article: Free Motion Embroidery.


Christmas star appliqueThe Christmas star was creating by fusing the white star on top of the yellow star. I satin stitched the edges.


snowman applique The snowman was fun to embroider. Branch "fingers" were achieved with free motion embroidery. The body was padded with fusible fleece.

Fabric paints would work well for detail and edge finishing if you prefer that to embroidery.

PADDED SNOWMAN
Add fusible fleece to the wrong side of your snowman head and body to create a padded snowman. Cut the fusible fleece 1/4" smaller than your snowman fabric pieces, center it on the fabric pieces and fuse into place. Lay the applique pieces onto the wall hanging background piece and use a satin stitch to outline the snowman. This will securely attach the pieces. This adds a nice touch to the wall hanging.


Continue to page 4 for border and finishing instructions


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