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Wool Flower Pillow

A felted wool square makes a bold background for a funky flower appliqué pillow. Combine cotton, ribbon, and wool for a folk art look.


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Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns.

To felt your own wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent. Machine-dry it on high heat and steam-press.

To use freezer paper to prepare appliqué pieces, complete the following steps.

1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/4" between tracings. Cut out each freezer-paper shape on drawn lines.

2. Using a hot dry iron, press each freezer-paper shape, shiny side down, onto right side of designated cotton or wool; let cool.

3. Cut out cotton shapes, adding a 1/4" seam allowance beyond drawn lines. Cut out wool shapes on drawn lines. Peel off freezer paper from all pieces.

From purple wool, cut:
1—18-1/2" square
1—10-1/2x18-1/2" rectangle

From purple linen, cut:
1—8-1/2x18-1/2" rectangle

From orange print, cut:
1 each of patterns A, B, C, D, and E

From medium green wool, cut:
1 each of patterns F, G, and N

From turquoise print, cut:
1 each of patterns H and M

From turquoise wool, cut:
1 of Pattern I
16 of Pattern L

From green print, cut:
2 of Pattern J

From light green wool, cut:
1 of Pattern K
1 of Pattern O

From dark green wool, cut:
1 of Pattern P