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Chickens in the Coop

A chicken-wire print background and appliqués in feed sack reproductions, all from the Rise 'n Shine collection for Maywood Studios, combine in a cute kitchen wall hanging. The border corners are fussy-cut from a large-scale farm print from the same fabric collection. The appliqués are fused in place, then machine-blanket-stitched with black thread.


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Click on "Download this Project" for full-size pattern pieces.  Cut pieces in the following order. To use fusible web for appliquéing pieces, 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 each fusible-web shape 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 assorted prints, cut:
1 of Mother Bird Body Pattern
1 of Mother Bird Wing Pattern
4 of Baby Bird Body Pattern
4 of Baby Bird Wing Pattern

From solid yellow, cut:
1 of Mother Bird Feet Pattern
1 of Mother Bird Beak Pattern
4 of Baby Bird Feet Pattern
4 of Baby Bird Beak Pattern

From chicken wire print, cut:
3—9-1/2" squares

From green-and-white diagonal check, cut:
2—2x27-1/2" inner border strips
2—2x12-1/2" inner border strips

From multicolor stripe, cut:
2—1-1/2x30-1/2" middle border strips
2—1-1/2x12 -1/2" middle border strips

From red-and-white print, cut:
4—2x42" binding strips
2—3-1/2x30-1/2" outer border strips
2—3-1/2x12-1/2" outer border strips