Applique pattern for wall hanging, quilt, pillows, cards etc. Use with an applique pressing sheet for
quick and easy assembly. Shrink pattern to fit to card stock.
This pattern is part of a seasonal and holiday series of wall hangings. For more patterns in this series, go to Holiday Series Wall Hangings
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Print out the overall lay-out page. Shrink or enlarge as you need depending on your project.
Enlarged Pattern Pieces
Our enlarged pieces will make a turkey that fits onto a background piece of fabric measuring 15.5" wide x 18.5" tall.
The turkey will be approximately 11.5" x 13.5". The turkey
can then be appliqued onto background made from one fat quarter.
Print out the pages, then overlap pages and tape together to create the larger pattern.
Choose fabric and batting according to your project. NOTE: fusible fleece is fabulous for small projects
such as this. Just fuse to your finished piece and then layer the top and bottom as you would any wall hanging or quilt.
If you use our patterns above to make the 15" x 18" turkey block (on the photograph on the left above, the turkey
block is the brown fabric containing the turkey), you will need:
1 fat quarter for the background: cut it to 15.5" wide x 18.5" tall
1 fat quarter each for your main colors; scraps for smaller pieces
1 yard of fusible web (I used our Heat N Bond Lite)
20.5" x 23.5" fabric for backing, 20.5" x 23.5" piece batting (or fusible fleece) if you are making a wall hanging
Yellow Border: Two strips measuring 18.5" x 1.5", two strips measuring 17.5" x 1.5"
Narrow Green Borders: Two strips measuring 15.5" x 1", two strips measuring 18.5" x 1"
Pumpkin Borders: Four strips measuring 20.5"
Narrow Black Borders: Two strips measuring 20.5" x 1", two strips measuring 17.5" x 1"
Hanging sleeve fabric: one piece measuring 3" x 15.5"
Outer Binding: Strip measuring 1.5" wide. You will need a length approximately 110"
We added a 1" yellow border, then a 1.5" outer pumpkin border. A small strip of green is placed on top of the background with the fold toward the turkey, a small strip of black is placed with the fold
toward the turkey on top of the yellow print. The outer binding is black.
Instructions for borders follow instructions for turkey applique
Cut fabric the size of the pattern pieces, except where pattern pieces meet - cut ONE piece's edge slightly longer (about 1/8"). That piece will be laid down first.
The top piece will be laid down over it so that the edges overlap slightly. Due to the fusible web on the back of each piece,
the pieces will stick together where they overlap. THINK IT THROUGH CAREFULLY - think ahead about which pieces you will lay down first, and in what order
your other pieces will be put down.
Following instructions for your fusible web, attach fusible web to wrong side of your fabric pieces. Peel off paper.
TIP: It is easier to create the turkey in parts. First, create the turkey's right wing. Then, create the head. Then create the large
tail feather section. Once those pieces are completed, you can then complete the turkey. Lay down the feet and tail, then the body, then the right wing and head.
Pattern under Applique sheet
Wing piece 1
Wing piece 2 lay over piece 1
Finished wing black border last
Peel off wing
Using an iron, press over entire piece. When finished, the applique peels off the sheet. Fabric
pieces stick to each other - not to your sheet.
Fold the 18.5" long green strips in half, lengthwise, right side out. Press with iron. Working on the right side of the turkey block, pin
the green strips to the side edges of the turkey block, aligning raw edges. The green fold will be toward the turkey; the raw edges of the greeen strip will line up with the raw edge of the turkey block.
Baste into place close to edge and remove pins.
Repeat with the top and bottom green strips (measuring 15.5" in length).
Stitch the two side yellow borders to the sides of your turkey block, stitching right sides together. Press seams open.
Stitch upper and lower yellow border to block.
Fold the 20.5" long black strips in half, lengthwise, right side out. Press with iron. Working on the right side of the turkey block, pin
the black strips to the side edges of the block, aligning raw edges of black strip with raw edges of yellow border. The black fold will be toward the turkey; the raw edges of the black strip will line up with the raw edge of the yellow border.
Baste into place close to edge and remove pins.
Repeat with the top and bottom black strips (measuring 17.5" in length).
Stitch the two side pumpkin borders to the sides of your turkey block, stitching right sides together. Press seams open.
Stitch upper and lower pumpkin border to block.