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Crazy for Spring

This pillow combines patchwork pieces and hand embroidery with a stitched quote celebrating the season.


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Cut the Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. Click on "Download this Project" for pattern pieces. To use fusible web for appliquéing, as was done in this project, complete the following steps.


1.    Position the fusible web, paper side up, over patterns J, K, and L. Use a pencil to trace each pattern once, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out the fusible-web shapes roughly 1⁄4" outside the traced lines.

2.    Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press the fusible-web shapes onto the backs of the designated prints; let cool. Cut out the fabric shapes on the drawn lines to make the appliqués. Peel off the paper backings.


From yellow print, cut:

•    1—1-1⁄4 ×14" strip 

•    1 each of patterns A and I

From rose print, cut:

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×10-1⁄2" border strips 

•    2—1-1⁄2 ×7-1⁄2" border strips

•    1—1-1⁄4 ×14" strip

•    1 each of patterns B and J

From blue print, cut:

•    1 each of patterns D, F, and H

From green print, cut:

•    1 each of patterns C, E, K, and L