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Show off your needle-turn appliqué skills on an elegant throw. Subtle shifts in color mean the Parisian-inspired motifs are nearly hidden.

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Use precut 10-inch squares and fat quarters to create a reversible pillow. Appliqué house and heart shapes, then frame each appliquéd block with stripe and tone-on-tone borders. Fabrics are from...

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Decorate a Christmas tree with seasonal embellishments and a bright star on top for the perfect holiday greeting card. A cheerful printed message makes each card easy to personalize.

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Use coordinating fabrics from Blank Quilting, including prints from the Calista collection, to fuse appliqué shapes to a wall quilt that...

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Use a palette of jewel-tone batiks to compose a wall quilt that has Hawaiian flair. Pair lights and darks in similar colorways for the Flying Geese units and hourglass blocks to give the borders...

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Tuck tiny treats or a few Christmas greens in the tops of the stockings embellishing these fresh-for-the-season pillows.

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Protect your hands from coffee-cup heat with a wraparound cozy stitched in theme prints from the Coffee Buzz collection by Kathy Hall for ...

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Mix polka dots and swirls in scrappy circles framed by polka dots for a playful wall hanging. Pops of red-orange balance the otherwise black-and-white color scheme. FABRICS are from the Mango...

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Decorate the band of a pillowcase with fusible leaf appliqués. Use this free pillowcase pattern to embellish pillowcases for charity as part of the ...

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Spruce up a plain T-shirt with a scrappy, fusible butterfly appliqué. Mix and match appliqué colors and tees to make a design that suits your style.

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Metallic glints in the Asian-inspired fabrics add subtle sparkle to this throw-size quilt, which combines fusible appliqué with three sizes of hourglass blocks. Fabrics are from the Oriental...

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It’s never too soon to get a jump on the holidays--for yourself or for those on your gift list. This year, consider a quartet of easy ornaments that combine embroidery and embellishing. Stitch up...

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Happy appliquéd circles arranged in a flower shape fill a bright pillow. The ragged edges of the appliqués add to the project’s breezy charm while orange piping frames the aqua background and...

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The Arabesque collection by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks is a natural choice for this pattern. Triangle-squares join in multiple...

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Like the road to a friend’s house is never long, it won’t take you long to complete this easy appliqué table runner for your holiday table.

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Cotton prints mixed with wools, delicate beads, and a careful choice of threads give a needle case a vintage flair. Stitch around the appliqués with contrasting thread and the flowers may appear...

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Download this Project Designer Notes Designer Roseann Meehan Kermes cuts wool leaf pieces that embellish her needle cases with an Accu-Cut...
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This bright, funky wall hanging is a like a glimpse into a tropical garden through a wrought-iron gate. Fuse solid black appliqués over a background fabric from Ricky Tims' Rhapsodie Colorée II...

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Zigzag-stitch fusible words and motifs to create these fun place mats.

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Layer and stitch fabric to create custom journals. Designer Jessica Levitt shows off her Timber collection for Windham Fabrics in...

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Wool pincushions pose as spring hats, making them perfect party favors for a Mother's Day luncheon or sewing circle. Or, make several for yourself and keep one in each of your sewing baskets.

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Combine a fruit shape with pastel floral fabrics to create a well-balanced design. Use the same cream tone-on-tone for the appliqué foundations and the rectangles and Four-Patch units in the...

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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...

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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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A great last-minute gift idea! Personalize the wool design on the front to match the recipient's interests.

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