Assemble and Appliqué Quilt Top
1. Aligning long edges, sew together the black print 21-1⁄2x9-1⁄2" strip and the red print 21-1⁄2x3-1⁄2" strip to make a rectangle unit. Press the seam allowance toward the red print strip.
2. Sew the black print 2-1⁄2x12-1⁄2" strips to the side edges of the rectangle unit to make the appliqué foundation. Press the seam allowances toward the black print strips. The pieced appliqué foundation should measure 25-1⁄2x12-1⁄2", including the seam allowances.
3. Cut the rickrack into two 12-1⁄2" lengths. Position a 12-1⁄2" length over each Step 2 seam allowance and machine-straight-stitch down the center of the rickrack pieces.
4. Referring to the Appliqué Placement Diagram, position the appliqué pieces on the appliqué foundation. Fuse the pieces in place. Using matching threads, machine-blanket-stitch around the edges of each piece, beginning with the bottom layer and working toward the top, to complete the quilt top.
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