Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Have you ever tried wool applique? It’s a quick, easy and addictive technique that looks great on folk art quilts, holiday projects and more! Our managing editor Paula Stoddard is a big fan of working with wool – in fact, she’s designed a number of quilts featuring wool applique over the years, most recently the darling JOY table topper featured in our new November/December issue.

Follow our step-by-step photo tutorial at this link to learn Paula’s simple technique for wool applique (the link includes a printer-friendly PDF you can download). Then put the technique to use on one of these quilted holiday projects:

JOY table topper Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

JOY table topper

1. JOY table topper: Dig into your wool stash to create this festive holiday table topper.

Christmas Stitches quilt Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Christmas Stitches wall hanging

2. Christmas Stitches wall hanging: Hand embroidery, wool applique and button embellishments are surrounded by a simple pieced border on this patchwork wall quilt.

light the way candle mat Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Light the Way candle mats

3. Light the Way candle mats: These woolen candle mats include three designs: Christmas lights, Christmas mice and dreidels.

christmas tweet quilt Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Christmas Tweet wall hanging

4. Christmas Tweet wall hanging: Made up of assorted scraps and wool appliqué, this little wall quilt is sure to be a holiday favorite!

snowman mug rug Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Snowman mug rug

5. Snowman mug rug: Combine simple shapes and easy embroidery stitches to make this cute scalloped wool snowman coaster.

Be sure to download your printer-friendly PDF of our wool applique tutorial here!

Happy Quilting,

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