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Wool Flower Table Topper

If working with wool is new to you, designer Avis Shirer's table mat is the perfect project to get you started.


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Cut the Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. (Download PDF for patterns.)

To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cold-rinse cycle. Machine-dry on high heat and steam-press.

To use fusible web for appliquéing, 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.

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

From moss green wool, cut:
4 each of patterns A, B, and C

From olive green wool, cut:
4 each of patterns D and D reversed

From burgundy check wool, cut:
4 each of patterns E and G
1 of Pattern L

From dark red wool, cut:
4 of Pattern F

From dark gold wool, cut:
1 each of patterns J, J reversed, K, and K reversed
8 of Pattern H

From light gold wool, cut:
4 each of patterns I and I reversed

From red stripe, cut:

3 -- 2-1/2x42" binding strips