Prepare Handle and Applique Hanger
1. Fold a 1/4" to 1/2" pleat in ends of each cranberry print E piece so they are the same width as the centers. Stay-stitch pleats just inside raw edges.
2. Layer two cranberry print E pieces; sew together along both long edges. Turn handle right side out and press.
1. Referring to Applique Placement Diagram, arrange snowman body and nose on applique foundation. Thread blue homespun 1/2x7" strip under snowman body and tie in front. Fuse appliques in place. Using black thread, hand- or machine-blanket-stitch around snowman body.
2. Arrange hat and star appliques on snowman; baste. Use monofilament thread and a blind-hem stitch or tiny zigzag to machine-stitch around appliques. On back side of hat and star, trim away excess quilt top fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Gently peel freezer paper away from fabric.
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