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Fused Garden Blooms

To mimic the look of hand appliqué in less time, fuse pieces in place, then machine-stitch around each piece with matching thread and a tiny zigzag. The small prints and stripes featured are from the Wildflower Serenade II collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics.


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Appliqué Outer Border Strips

1. Finger-press each tan floral 6-1/2x17-1/2" rectangle in half horizontally and vertically to make four outer border strip foundations with placement lines; unfold.

2. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, position a green dot vine appliqué piece on an outer border strip foundation. Pin in place.

3. Position K–N pieces on Step 2 outer border strip. Fuse in place. Using matching thread and a small zigzag, machine-stitch around each piece to make an appliquéd border strip. Note: Petal and flower center appliqués on each end will be appliquéd after each appliquéd border strip is sewn to the quilt center.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make four appliquéd border strips total.