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                                                                                                Large Multiple-
                                                                                                Piece Applique




           Gather your supplies!

                  q   Base fabric or blank

                  q   Applique fabrics

                  q   Spray adhesive


           Whether you are working with a large or small version of the large applique design, all
           individual pieces will print out on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. Print the
           pieces at full size to use as a template for cutting the applique fabric pieces. The
           following photos feature the applique scarecrow as an example. Specific instructions
           about other large applique designs follow.



                                                                                              Begin by selecting your base
                                                                                              fabric. Allow room for the
                                                                                              design, and extra for
                                                                                              finishing. Find the center to
                                                                                              begin sewing.




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                                                                                              Hoop the base fabric with a
                                                                                              sheet of cutaway stabilizer.




                                                                                              Make a composite of applique
                                                                                              fabric and stabilizer. Adhere
                                                                                              together with a quick shot of
                                                                                              spray stabilizer. Cut the
                                                                                              shape from the paper
                                                                                              templates, and then use that
                                                                                              template to cut the shape from
                                                                                              the applique fabric and
                                                                                              stabilizer composite.




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                                                                                              Begin sewing the design. The
                                                                                              dieline will sew first - that will
                                                                                              show you where to place the
                                                                                              cut applique fabric. Spray the
                                                                                              back of the fabric and
                                                                                              stabilizer composite with a
                                                                                              quick shot of spray adhesive.
                                                                                              Place the fabric in the dieline.
                                                                                              Then sew the zig zag, or tack
                                                                                              down stitch. Next, the satin
                                                                                              stitch border.




                                                                                              After sewing the torso, you
                                                                                              can sew either the arms,
                                                                                              head, or legs - the order does
                                                                                              not matter. Remove the top/
                                                                                              inner hoop, and slide the up,
                                                                                              down, left or right, depending
                                                                                              on the next piece that you will
                                                                                              sew, being careful not to
                                                                                              rotate the fabric. Rehoop the
                                                                                              fabric. You may wish to use
                                                                                              the paper templates as a
                                                                                              guide when rehooping the
                                                                                              fabric.




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                                                                                              Raffia can be inserted into the
                                                                                              scarecrow wherever you
                                                                                              choose. Raffia, also known as
                                                                                              "Hollywood Ribbon" is
                                                                                              available at most craft and
                                                                                              paper stores. Cut Raffia into
                                                                                              desired lengths. After the
                                                                                              dieline has sewn, place a few
                                                                                              pieces onto the back of the
                                                                                              fabric and stabilizer
                                                                                              composite. The spray
                                                                                              stabilizer that you used should
                                                                                              be enough to hold the Raffia in
                                                                                              place. Place in the dieline,
                                                                                              and sew the tack down and
                                                                                              satin stitches.




                                                                                              Using the paper templates, cut
                                                                                              the fabric for the next portion
                                                                                              of the scarecrow from a fabric
                                                                                              and stabilizer composite. Sew
                                                                                              the dieline, place the fabric in
                                                                                              the dieline, sew the tack down
                                                                                              and satin stitch.




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                                                                                              Repeat the above steps,
                                                                                              sewing each portion of the
                                                                                              design.




                                                                                              Applique Scarecrow

                                                                                              The applique scarecrow is in
                                                                                              five pieces: head, two arms,
                                                                                              torso, and pants. To help you
                                                                                              line up and connect the
                                                                                              pieces, the design file
                                                                                              includes common start points
                                                                                              that line up with the torso.
                                                                                              These common start points
                                                                                              are marked on this image with
                                                                                              green circles.

                                                                                              The pants' center point is in
                                                                                              the top center; that is where
                                                                                              the needle will begin. The
                                                                                              arms' center points are on the
                                                                                              top of the shoulder, and the
                                                                                              head center point is bottom
                                                                                              center.

                                                                                              The torso sews first, and all
                                                                                              other pieces are oriented to
                                                                                              the torso. After you sew the
                                                                                              torso, you can sew the other
                                                                                              pieces in any order.




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                                                                                              Applique Santa Claus

                                                                                              Santa is in six pieces. Begin
                                                                                              by sewing Santa's torso.
                                                                                              Then, slide the fabric up and
                                                                                              get ready for section 2.
                                                                                              Section 2 sews Santa's right
                                                                                              mitten, sleeve cuff, and coat
                                                                                              trim. The section will start on
                                                                                              near Santa's waist, above the
                                                                                              trim.

                                                                                              Then, slide the fabric up and
                                                                                              get ready for section 3.
                                                                                              Section 3 sews Santa's pants.
                                                                                              This section will start near
                                                                                              Santa's waist, below the coat
                                                                                              trim. Slide the fabric up again,
                                                                                              and sew section 4, the pants
                                                                                              trim and boots. That section
                                                                                              will begin sewing above
                                                                                              Santa's left cuff.

                                                                                              Next, slide the fabric down to
                                                                                              sew section 5, Santa's head.
                                                                                              This section will begin near
                                                                                              Santa's left hand, where the
                                                                                              mitten meets the sleeve. After
                                                                                              sewing, rotate the fabric by 90
                                                                                              degrees and slide over to sew
                                                                                              section 6, the sack.




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                                                                                              Applique Mrs. Claus

                                                                                              Mrs. Claus is in five pieces.
                                                                                              Begin by sewing Mrs. Claus'
                                                                                              head. That piece will end in
                                                                                              the center. The next piece,
                                                                                              the top part of her cloak, will
                                                                                              begin sewing at the juncture
                                                                                              between her collar and
                                                                                              shoulder.

                                                                                              The third piece, the mittens
                                                                                              and middle portion of her
                                                                                              cloak, will begin sewing at the
                                                                                              point where her forearm meets
                                                                                              her waist. The fourth piece,
                                                                                              the bottom of her skirt, will
                                                                                              begin sewing mid-way down
                                                                                              the right side of her cloak,
                                                                                              around her knee level. The
                                                                                              fifth piece, her boots, will
                                                                                              begin sewing where the right
                                                                                              heel of her boot meets the
                                                                                              bottom of her cloak.

                                                                                              Once you finish sewing each
                                                                                              piece, slide the fabric straight
                                                                                              across the hoop, and hoop
                                                                                              again. Then, line the needle
                                                                                              up with the common point and
                                                                                              begin sewing. If you wish, you
                                                                                              can use the paper templates
                                                                                              as a guide for placement.




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                                                                                              Applique Elf

                                                                                              The Elf is in four pieces.
                                                                                              Begin by sewing the elf's hat
                                                                                              and head. The design will
                                                                                              stop in the center of the
                                                                                              design. Remove the fabric
                                                                                              from the hoop and slide it
                                                                                              straight up. The second
                                                                                              piece, the elf's vest, torso, and
                                                                                              right arm, will sew second.
                                                                                              The design will begin to sew at
                                                                                              the top right corner of the elf's
                                                                                              vest.

                                                                                              The third piece of the design,
                                                                                              the elf's left arm and hat pom
                                                                                              pom, will begin sewing at the
                                                                                              bottom corner of the left
                                                                                              sleeve. The fourth piece, the
                                                                                              pants and shoes, will begin
                                                                                              sewing at the right juncture
                                                                                              where the vest meets the
                                                                                              pants. If you wish, you can
                                                                                              use the paper templates as a
                                                                                              guide for placement.




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                                                                                              Applique Christmas Tree

                                                                                              The tree is in four pieces.
                                                                                              Begin by sewing the tree trunk
                                                                                              and skirt. Then, slide the
                                                                                              fabric down, straight across
                                                                                              the hoop, and get ready for
                                                                                              section two. Section two is
                                                                                              the bottom part of the tree,
                                                                                              and the common start point is
                                                                                              the juncture where the trunk
                                                                                              meets the boughs on the right
                                                                                              side.

                                                                                              After section two, get ready for
                                                                                              section three. Slide the fabric
                                                                                              straight across the hoop. The
                                                                                              common start point is where
                                                                                              the middle section meets the
                                                                                              bottom section, on the right
                                                                                              side. Then, finally, sew the
                                                                                              tree top. The common start
                                                                                              point is where the middle
                                                                                              section meets the top section,
                                                                                              on the right side.

                                                                                              Add snowflakes, wrapped
                                                                                              gifts, and other decorations to
                                                                                              this holiday design!




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                                                                                               Applique Snowman

                                                                                               The snowman is in four
                                                                                               pieces. Begin by sewing the
                                                                                               snowman's head and hat. The
                                                                                               design will end in the center.
                                                                                               Remove the fabric from the
                                                                                               hoop and slide it straight up.
                                                                                               The second piece, the
                                                                                               snowman's scarf, right arm,
                                                                                               and right torso, will sew
                                                                                               second. It will start at the
                                                                                               juncture at the right side of the
                                                                                               scarf, near the buttons.

                                                                                               Then, slide the fabric straight
                                                                                               up and get ready for the third
                                                                                               section. The third section is
                                                                                               the left part of the snowman's
                                                                                               midsection, left arm, and
                                                                                               buttons. It will begin sewing at
                                                                                               the point where the scarf
                                                                                               meets the midsection.

                                                                                               Then, the fourth section: the
                                                                                               snowman's lowest section.
                                                                                               That will begin to sew where
                                                                                               the snowman's middle and
                                                                                               lower sections meet, in the
                                                                                               right corner. Add snowflakes
                                                                                               and text to personalize this
                                                                                               design!




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                                                                                           Applique Turkey
                                                                    The turkey is in six pieces.
                                                                    Begin by sewing section 1, the
                                                                    turkey's back. Then, remove
                                                                    the fabric from the hoop and
                                                                    rotate it by 90 degrees for the
                                                                    tailfeathers. You may wish to
                                                                    use the paper templates as a
                                                                    guide to help align the
                                                                    sections. Section 2, the
                                                                    tailfeathers, will begin sewing
                                                                    near the large satin stitch that
                                                                    divides the turkey's back.
                                                                    Then, rotate the fabric back 90
                                                                    degrees, and slide over to sew
                                                                    the turkey's head and chest.
              Section 3 will begin sewing near the back of the turkey's neck. Section 4, the
              flank, will begin sewing on the top right of the section, and section 5, the second
              flank, will begin sewing at the top middle. Section 6, the feet and bottom feathers,
              will begin sewing in the top middle.

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