A Christmas in July project
After printing out the templates (you will see a little bar which should measure 1" x 2" to make the finished block with the template pieces) you will need to adjust them on a copy machine to be the size you wish. If you make them the suggested 1 x 2" size, then your finished blocks will be 16". Label the RIGHT SIDE of each template with the letter shown in the diagrams. Templates are Here. You can make the tree any size you wish by enlarging or reducing the templates all an equal amount.
If you are only making one block, you can glue each template, right side UP, to freezer paper on the non-shiny side, then iron the freezer paper to the right side your fabric and cut out the piece. Or glue templates with RIGHT side DOWN to fusible web and iron that to the wrong side of the fabric and cut out the piece. Remember, when putting fusible web onto the fabric that the web goes on the reverse side of the fabric and the template pieces need to be placed so that you will not be making a reverse-mirror image of the pieces.
If you plan to make several duplicate blocks, glue the template piece to stiff cardboard or template plastic so you can trace around the pieces several times and label each. Or, make extra copies of the templates when you are at a copy machine.
You can have some fun playing with different types of fabrics for more realism. Leafy green fabric makes a nice tree, but so could a Hoffman type fabric with metallic printing. Use something bright and cheerful for the balls on the tree and maybe a gold metallic for the star.
This free pattern for the Christmas Tree
Appliqué Block was designed and drawn using Electric
Susan Druding, www.equilters.com