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Fast Flowers Appliqué

Need a faux headboard for a little girl's twin bed? Make three blocks, arrange them in a horizontal row, and add borders to make a cute-as-can-be wall hanging. To complete the look, sew a couple more blocks into matching throw pillows. Fabrics are from the Juliana collection by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" to download the full-size appliqué patterns.

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 each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4" outside traced lines. For less stiff appliqués, also cut 1/4" inside traced lines of each piece and discard centers.

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

From cream print, cut:
3—8-1/2x12-1/2" rectangles

From pink print, cut:
3 of Pattern A

From dark blue print, cut:
2—1-1/2x36-1/2" inner border strips
2—1-1/2x18-1/2" inner border strips
3 of Pattern B

From yellow print, cut:
3 of Pattern C

From lime green tone-on-tone, cut:
3 each of patterns D and D reversed

From lime green print scrap, cut:
3 of Pattern E

From each of the blue, green, and purple checks, cut:
1 of Pattern F

From each of the blue, green, and purple prints, cut:
12—2-7/8" squares

From pink leaf print, cut:
36—2-7/8" squares

From multicolor stripe, cut:
4—2-1/2x42" binding strips
2—5-1/2x38-1/2" outer border strips

2—5-1/2x28-1/2" outer border strips

Finished quilt: 48-1/2x28-1/2"
Finished block: 8x12"

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

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}