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I Heart Wool

Try your hand at appliqué with this easy-to-make wool table runner.


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Felted wool doesn’t fray, so there is no need to turn under the edges of the 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" above for pattern pieces.
To use freezer paper for cutting appliqué shapes, complete the following steps.

1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1⁄4" between tracings. Cut out freezer-paper shapes roughly 1⁄8" outside traced lines.

2. Using a hot dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes, shiny sides down, onto designated wools; let cool. Cut out wool shapes on drawn lines. Peel off freezer paper.

From tan plaid wool, cut:
3—11" squares

From each red plaid No. 1, purple plaid, and gold plaid No. 1 wool, cut:
1 each of patterns A, B, and C

From black-and-brown plaid wool, cut:
2—2-1⁄2×40" border strips
2—4×10" sashing strips
2—2-1⁄2×10" border strips

From green plaid wool, cut:
1—1⁄2×10-1⁄2" vine strip
1—1⁄2×9-1⁄2" vine strip
1—1⁄2×6" vine strip
1—1⁄2×5" vine strip
1—1⁄2×4" vine strip
1—1⁄2×3-3⁄4" vine strip

From solid red wool, cut:
7 of Pattern D

From red plaid wool No. 2, cut:
2—1-1⁄2×3-1⁄2" rectangles

From gold plaid wool No. 2, cut:
2—1-1⁄2×3-1⁄2" rectangles

From backing fabric, cut:
1—14×40" rectangle

From batting, cut:
1—14×40" rectangle
3—11" squares