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Art Deco Flower Table Topper

To make the urn appliqué appear to be more intricate than it is, fussy-cut a stripe to look like ornamentation. For an Art Deco look and greater definition of fused appliqué pieces, outline each one with a narrow black satin stitch. Fabrics are from the Saturday Afternoon collection by Jane Spolar of Quilt Poetry for Northcott.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Appliqué placement diagram is on next page.

To use fusible web to prepare pieces for appliqué, 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 1/2" between tracings. Cut out fusible-web shapes roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines. Also cut a 3x6" strip from fusible web.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto wrong side of fabrics indicated in cutting instructions; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines; peel off paper backings.

3. Fuse fusible-web 3x6" strip diagonally onto wrong side of olive green print.

From gray print, cut:
1—16-1⁄2" square for appliqué foundation

From unfused olive green print,cut:
4 of Pattern D

From fused olive green print rectangle,cut:
1—7⁄8x5" strip for center stem appliqué
3—3⁄8x5" bias strips for side stem appliqués

From purple geometric stripe, cut:
1 of Pattern A
1 of Pattern C

From fuchsia geometric print, cut:
40—2-7⁄8" squares
2 of Pattern E

From lime green print, cut:
1 of Pattern H
11 of Pattern F
2 of Pattern J

From black print, cut:
2 of Pattern K
40—2-7⁄8" squares

From fuchsia tone-on-tone, cut:
3—2-1/2x42" binding strips
2—1x16-1⁄2" inner border strips
2—1x15-1⁄2" inner border strips
1 of Pattern I
11 of Pattern G