Prepare and Cut Fabrics
Felted wool doesn’t fray, so there is no need to turn under the edges of appliqué pieces. To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry on high heat and steam-press. Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns. To use freezer paper for cutting appliqué shapes, complete the following steps.
1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns A–C. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out freezer-paper shapes roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.
2. Using a hot dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes, shiny sides down, onto right sides of designated wools; let cool. Cut out wool shapes on drawn lines. Peel off freezer paper.
From white wool, cut:
1 of Pattern A
From black wool, cut:
1 each of patterns D and D reversed
From brown wool, cut:
1 each of patterns B and C
From red plaid wool, cut:
4 of Pattern E