To make the best use of your fabrics, cut pieces in the following order. Cut outer border strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvage). Click on "Download this Project" above 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 at least 1⁄2" between tracings. Trace the zigzag and scallop garlands on four A trees each. (The remaining trees will be undecorated.) Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.
2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of designated fabrics; let cool.
3. With gold thread, straight-stitch along the zigzag and scallop garlands on the green print A trees to mark placement of decorative stitches.
4. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines and peel off paper backings.
From assorted red prints, cut:
48—3-1⁄2x10-1⁄2" rectangles (12 sets of four matching rectangles)
From white print, cut:
From assorted green prints, cut:
12 of Pattern A
From assorted gold prints, cut:
12 of Pattern B
From assorted brown prints, cut:
12 of Pattern C
From dark green check, cut:
7—1-1⁄2x42" strips for inner border
From red swirl print, cut:
2—6-1⁄2x72" outer border strips
2—6-1⁄2x56" outer border strips
From green stripe, cut:
1—26" square, cutting it into enough 2-1⁄2"-wide bias strips to equal 260" in length for binding