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Star, Snowman, Tree Applique

Seasonal Wall Hanging

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Seasonal Wall Hanging Series

Designer: Christina Sherrod

snowman applique patternThis pattern is part of my seasonal and holiday wall hanging series. They all use the same size of hanging sleeve, so they can easily be changed with the seasons. The pattern works well for a wall hanging, pillow or quilt block.

Use free motion machine embroidery to add detailing to the packages and snowman. The edges of the applique pieces can be finished with satin stitching or fabric paints (or left unfinished). See page 2 for close up photos of the free motion embroidery stitching.

Use an applique pressing sheet and fusible web to create each layered applique object.

For more patterns in this series, go to Holiday Series Wall Hangings

Also see:
Holiday Patterns
Lesson: free motion machine embroidery
Lesson: Applique Pressing Sheet

Wall Hanging Size

The finished wall hanging is approximately 19.5" x 19.5"


One 19.5" x 19.5" piece of backing fabric
One 3" x 15.5" piece backing fabric for hanging sleeve

Binding (I used 1.5" width strips of backing fabric to create my binding: you will need about 90" of binding) 

Snow / ground fabric: one piece measuring 3.5" x 11.5"

Sky fabric: one piece measuring 7.5" x 11.5"

Snowman fabric: White fabric approx. 6" x 5", scraps for hat and scarf, scraps for arm branches

Tree/Tree Trunk: Scraps for tree layers and tree trunk.

Packages: Four scrap pieces for gift boxes

Star: One 2" X 2" piece yellow fabric, one 4" x 4" piece white fabric

Outer Red Border: Cut top and bottom strips 1.5" x 12.5"; cut two side strips 1.0" x 10.5"

Star Yellow / White Side Blocks: Cut four 2.5" yellow squares; cut twelve 3" white squares; cut twelve 3" yellow squares

Fusible fleece or batting: 19.5" x 19.5" (I use fusible fleece)

Embellishments: Thread or fabric paints for outlining pieces, snowman face, package ties, etc.

NOTE: 1/8 yard white, 1/8 yard yellow is enough to make snowman, snow ground, a gift package, star and side blocks. If you plan to pre-wash fabric, purchase 1/4 yard to allow for shrinkage.

Applique Pressing Sheet
This is a special type of sheet used for creating detailed, layered appliques. The pattern is placed on a working surface. The pressing sheet is placed on top of the pattern, which can be seen through the sheet. Applique pieces are placed on the pressing sheet. When pieces are bonded with fusible web, they will stick to one another, but not to this sheet (they slightly stick - just enough to stay in place). When the applique is finished it is easily peeled off the sheet and is ready to iron onto your background fabric.

Fusible Web (or heat activated adhesive) 
I used Heat N Bond LITE.

Stabilizer (for machine embroidery) 
I used Pelon stabilizer. You will need a piece measuring 19.5" x 14.5". 

Note, if you pre-wash fabric, do NOT use fabric softener. Washing will remove any sizing, which will allow for a stronger bond. I do not pre-wash and my pieces stick well. Any loose edges can be glued using applique glue.

Our patterns download as pdf files. For instructions on downloading pdf files,  go to: pdf instructions

Use the "Overall Layout" drawing as a guide for placement of the pieces. 

Overall Layout 

Pattern Page 1  star & tree pieces 

Pattern Page 2  snowman and package pieces

Sewing Supplies

sewing scissors
quilting pins
large sewing ruler
fabric marking pencils
seam ripper
rotary cutter and mat (optional but nice)


All seams are 1/4"

Continue to page 2 for directions

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