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Sunflower Appliqué Wall Hanging

Turn the tables on a vintage tablecloth. Use it as your appliqué foundation! Then learn to do freezer-paper appliqué to add the sunflower motifs with our easy-to-follow instructions.


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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the order that follows. Click on "Download this Project" to download the full-size patterns. Fussy-cut stem strips and leaf (E, F) applique pieces as needed to orient the stripes as desired.

Designer Terry Clothier Thompson uses a freezer-paper method on the fabric’s wrong side for machine appliqueing. The instructions that follow are for this technique. (Patterns are provided for this method; if you’re using another method, reverse patterns using a lightbox or sunny window.)

2. Using a hot, dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes, shiny sides down, onto the designated fabrics' wrong side; let cool. Cut out each shape, adding a 3/16" seam allowance to all edges. Cut seam allowances slightly narrower at tips of leaves, and clip inner curves as necessary.

3. On each applique shape, run a glue stick along seam allowance wrong side, then finger-press seam allowance to back of freezer paper; let dry.

From brown plaid, cut:
1 of Pattern A
8 of Pattern C

From assorted yellow solids, cut:
12 of Pattern B
63 of Pattern D

From green stripe, cut:
1 -- 2-1/2x42" strip
4 -- 1-1/2x42" strips
15 of Pattern E
4 of Pattern F

From green print, cut:
6 -- 2-1/2x42" binding strips