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Use fat quarter fabrics to create a cheerful cheerful holiday wall hanging quilt
with festive appliquéd blocks and a pieced border. Most fabrics are from the Holiday Happy collection by Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie for Lecien.


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Prepare Appliqués

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

2. Using a hot dry iron, press a template, shiny side down, onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool.

3. Cut out appliqué piece, adding a 1/4" seam allowance to edges. Do not remove freezer-paper shape.

4. Clip curves of appliqué fabric shapes, then finger-press the edges of the fabric over the edge of the freezer-paper shape to the back of the template TIP: Don’t skip finger-pressing. It helps get pressing started, which is especially useful around tricky curves.

5. Using tip of a hot dry iron, turn seam allowance over edge of freezer-paper template and press firmly. Press entire seam allowance, ensuring fabric is pressed taut against template. Do not turn under any areas that will be overlapped. TIP: Use a crafts iron, which is smaller than a regular iron, for pressing appliqué pieces.

6. Turn appliqué piece right side up and lightly press fabric side. Carefully peel off template.

7. Repeat steps 2–6 to prepare each appliqué piece.