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Petal Pushers

Create appliqués with a little extra pop using batting and freezer paper for a trapunto effect. Before you set the table for spring, whip up coordinating napkins.


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Designer: Rhoda Nelson



Quantities are for table runner and four napkins.


•    1⁄4 yard multicolor dot (appliqués)

•    1⁄2 yard green polka dot (appliqués, binding)

•    17⁄8 yards multicolor stripe (appliqués, backing)

•    1⁄8 yard purple polka dot (appliqués)

•    1-7⁄8 yards solid white (appliqué foundation, napkin lining)

•    1 yard each of white-and-lavender dot and white-and-green dot (napkins)

•    32×66" batting

•    Freezer paper


Finished table runner: 16×60"

Finished napkins: 15" square


Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.