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Inner Border - 2 - 1.1./2/1 X 28/1 & 1. -1. 1./2/1 X 81./2/1 Outer border - 2 - 3 3/4/1 X 29/1 & 2 - 3 3/4/1 x 1.51./2/1 Various Scraps for applique shapes Green print for stems 3/1 x 1.7\\ Binding - 3 - 21./4/1 X 42\\ strips Tabs - 2 - 3 3/4/1 X 81./2/1

Heat 'n Bond Lite Fusible Web Backing and Batting- 1.8/1 x 38 2 - 1.8mm self-covered buttons

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This pattern has been designed using the raw-edge applique technique ... any other methods will require you to make adjustments as necessary. R..emember that this is your design and it is 01{ to put on as many flowers or leaves on it as YOU want. Add buttons or beads for the flower centers - make it as "Loonie" as you want! (Oh. I forgot to tell you about the name of the design ... the larger centre circle in the middle of the bloom Was traced from a Canadian .11.00 Loonie - I decided the .12.00 T oonie Was just too big)

Following the supply list included on the template sheet cut and layout

all of your background. border pieces and ground shape. I used many prints from the one line of fabric and the scrappiness of it appeals to me. .. so if you have a piece of fabric that fits. put it in! ~y fabrics came from a ~ODA 6crap ~ag. except for the flower pot which Was cut from a charm square and of course the background. backing and binding where cut from yardage. This project would be a great Way to use up some

fabrics from the scrap bin - remember those little pieces you just threw in there - dig them out!

R..eferring to the project photo. seW the borders to the background fabric - note that the ground shape is inserted before the outer borders are sewn on. Once all borders have

been completed. give it all a good pressing. I

2. Trace all of your chosen applique shapes on I the paper side of the Ueat c. ~ond fusible web.

R..oughly cut out the shapes leaving a small allowance on all sides. Iron to the Wrong side of all your chosen prints - cut out on the drawn lines.

3. 6tems - cut a 3" x 17 piece of

Ueat c. ~ond and press it onto the Wrong side of your green stem fabric. Let cool and then cut 5 strips either ~" or 3/8" strips by the 17 length -

whichever width you prefer.

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4. Now that you have the background all pressed and ready and you have your stems and applique shapes all ready to go. it is time to start positioning things where YOU want them to go. I found that to get the nice curVe on your stems is easiest done by ironing it from the bottom up - gently curving the stem as you press it. I found that by starting with the centre stem and working your Way out is easier. Take your time and get things in the spots where you want them. If you forget to position a leaf you can usually go back and reheat the stem with the iron and then gently lift the edge and slip the leaf shape under.

5. Once all of the pressing is done it is noW time to layer your quilt. Prepare your backing fabric and lay it out with the Wrong side up - spray-baste and position your batting in place. 6pray-baste the batting and gently position and smooth down your quilt top ..

6. I used a zig-zag stitch to stitch down the stems. but a machine blanket stitch would work as well.

7. Now it's time to stitch your shapes. 6et up your machine for free-motion quilting and drop your feed dogs.

8. Find matching threads for all your fabric and use a bobbin thread that matches your backing.

9. Lower your needle into the shape (fairly close to the edge) and then raise the needle and gently pull on the top thread to bring up the bobbin thread to the top. iJold on to your two threads and lower the needle up and down in the same spot to secure the threads. This can create a bit of a thread lump on the backside so I like to darn in my ends ... I know it takes a bit longer but I think it does give a more finished look. I usually stop my stitching after doing a few shapes and darn in those ends - this helps eliminate stitching over the loose threads.

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10. Now start free-motion quilting around the edge of your shape. I actually went around my shapes three times - no reason. but that Was just the look I liked. You can do only two or eVen choose more if you wanted. This method does take a bit of practice and I find that by going around your shape more than once kind of fills in the squiggly. meandering stitches that We all make - it would take a lot of practice to not have the stitches go helter-skelter like some of mine!

II. You can also add details to your leaves. flowers or stems if you feel that you want to branch out from the raw-edge stitching. 6titch in some vein lines on your leaves or some petal shapes on your flowers - anything you choose adds eVen more detaiL.

12. You could also make some curly-q'e or stitch some free-form leaves - anything goes so have fun!

13. I used a cream top thread and meander quilted the rest of the quilt top; quilting around. not over, the applique shapes.

14. Once all the stitching is complete. prepare your tabs. Layer the 3 3/4" x 8 yz" print and background pieces right sides together. fold in half horizontally and place the 60 degree line on the folded edge; cut as shown to form the little point. 6titch ~"from the edges. leaving the straight edge open for turning. Turn right side out and press.

15. \Vith the right side of the tabs facing the Wrong side of the top of the wall hanging. baste the tabs approximately 2~" in from each side. Flip the tab over to the right side to make sure it is facing the right way!

16. Now prepare your binding strips and stitch to the front side of your wall hanging. mitering corners as you go.

17 iJand stitch the binding to the back side.

18. ~ake the little buttons following the instructions on the package. 6titch the tabs and buttons in place.

19. Label and enjoy!

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