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Fusible Appliqué Bird Pillow

Use flannel scraps to create bird, nest, egg, and berry appliqué pieces. Fuse the pieces to a pieced pillowtop to make a handmade nature scene.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns. To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.

1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.

2. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.

From green tweed, cut:
1—3/4x13" bias strip

From cream print, cut:
1—10x24" rectangle

From dark purple print, cut:
1 of Pattern A

From purple plaid, cut:
1 each of patterns B and H

From green check, cut:
1 of Pattern C

From assorted brown and gold prints, cut:
1 each of patterns D, E, F, and G

From tan check, cut:
1 of Pattern I

From purple check, cut:
1 of Pattern J

From red print, cut:
9 of Pattern K

From light purple herringbone, cut:
2 each of patterns L and M

From black floral, cut:
2—16x35" rectangles
2—43/4x32" border strips
2—43/4x18" border strips

From muslin, cut:
1—22x36" rectangle