Our wreath patterns can go from fun to fabulous with a bit of fussy-cutting! You’ve seen those samples on facebook, with motifs radiating from the center, creating that WOW factor. If you’ve wondered how to do it – here’s an easy method!
Let’s start with a window template that will help you visualize how the fabric will look in the applique. We have used a diamond shaped applique as an example here, but this works with any applique shape. We will mark the horizontal and vertical lines on the template, so that when you are looking at the fabric, you have alignment guides.
- On card stock (or one side of a file folder), draw a horizontal line (Fig 1).
- Now, draw a vertical line approximately in the center (Fig 2).
- Trace the applique shape, lining up the applique with the alignment lines and cut out (Fig 3).
- Cut the template down to a manageable size. (Fig 4).
Now you have a window template! Let’s use it!
- Position the template on fabric, until you are satisfied with the applique. Use a non-permanent pencil or marker to draw lines along the window’s inside edges (Fig. 5). Be sure marking will not disappear with heat.
- Now apply an oversize piece of fusible web behind your applique, on the wrong side (Fig. 6).
- Cut the applique out from the right side on the drawn line, and you are ready to go (Fig. 7).
That wasn’t so bad, was it?