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Wool Heart Valentine

No-fray felted wool makes this appliqué project quick to stitch. Glass beads and hand-embroidery further embellish the heart.


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Cut the Fabrics

To felt 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. It is not necessary to add seam allowances when cutting out the applique pieces. Since felted wool doesn’t ravel, there are no edges to turn under. Cut the edges cleanly, keeping them as smooth as possible.

Click on "Download this Project" to download the full-size patterns. To use freezer paper for cutting out the pieces, as was done in this project, complete the following steps.

1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over the patterns. With a pencil, trace each pattern the number of times indicated. Roughly cut out the freezer-paper shapes.

2. Using a hot, dry iron, press the freezer-paper shapes, shiny side down, onto the right side of the designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out the fabric shapes on the drawn lines. Peel off the freezer paper.

From cream wool, cut:
2 of Pattern A

From mint green wool, cut:
4 each of patterns B and B reversed
2 of Pattern C
1 of Pattern C reversed

From gold, periwinkle, dark periwinkle, burgundy, and rose wool scraps, cut:
6 of Pattern D
5 of Pattern E