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Very Merry Christmas Quiltalong: Part 3
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Didn't you just love the Santa row with the cute yo-yo hat pom pom? This next row of sashing has raw edge applique in a delightful holly leaf repeat.

In this Quilter's Skill Builders episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, quilting and sewing expert Heather Valentine will walk through how to prepare the holly berry and leaf appliques from templates. She'll also demonstrate how to arrange and stitch the holly onto the sashing fabric with accuracy. To purchase a kit to make this project, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=150960&cat_id=1423

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Prepare raw edge applique pieces.
  • Arrange applique on the background fabric.
  • Assemble the holly row of the Very Merry Christmas Quilt.
Finished Size: Quilt Size: 64" x 76"

Materials:
  • 1/8 yard pink solid
  • 1/3 yard navy dot*
  • 1/4 yard green snowman print*
  • 1/3 yard brown solid
  • 1/2 yard aqua print*
  • 2/3 yard light green print*
  • 1 1/2 yards red dot*
  • 1 1/2 yards aqua dot*
  • 1 1/2 yards white snowflake tonal*
  • 1 3/4 yards green dot*
  • 1 7/8 yards red print*
  • Backing to size
  • Batting to size
  • Scraps of low to mid loft batting
  • Fusible web with paper release
  • 12 (1/4"-diameter) white buttons
  • 12 (1/4"-diameter) black buttons
  • 10 (5/8"-diameter) black buttons
  • 6 (1/2"3/4") carrot buttons
  • 23 (5/8") red buttons
  • 5 (3/4"-diameter) cover button kits
  • White embroidery floss
  • 1 package white medium 1/2"-wide rickrack
  • Petite (30mm) yo-yo maker (optional)
  • Template material
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Snow Day fabrics from Moda Fabrics used to make sample.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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