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Weather Vane

North, south, east or west, working with wool for appliqué is best-for some quilters. Why? It's easy to handle, doesn't fray, and is quite forgiving. Give it a try on this charming wool wall hanging.


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Cut Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. To download full-size patterns, click "Download this project " at left.

To use freezer paper for cutting appliqué shapes, complete the following steps.

1. Lay freezer paper, shiny side down, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace each pattern the number of times indicated in cutting instructions, leaving 1/2" between tracings. Cut out freezer-paper shapes roughly 1/4" outside the traced lines.

2. Using a hot, dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes, shiny side down, onto right side of designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines and peel off freezer paper.

From tan wool, cut:
4—10x13" rectangles

From red wool, cut:
1 each of patterns A, E, E reversed, G, G reversed, P, R, T, X, Y, CC, EE, JJ, LL, and NN
2 of Pattern K

From black wool, cut:
3—1/4x41/2" tail feather strips for block B
1 each of patterns C, I, J, L, M reversed, Q, V, W, AA, II, KK, and MM
2 each of patterns M, N, O, HH
8 of Pattern GG

From brown wool, cut:
1 of Pattern Z
41 of Pattern B

From yellow wool, cut:
1 each of patterns F, H, U, and DD
2 each of patterns S, FF

From white wool, cut:
3 of Pattern BB
14 of Pattern D

 From red polka dot, cut:
3—21/2x25" sashing strips
6—21/2x13" sashing strips