Oak leaf and cherries

History

According to Celia Eddy, oak leaf and cherries is a popular appliqué motif.  The popularity makes it difficult to date the first publication or origins.  It features in Dolores Hinson’s A Quilter’s Companion printed in 1973.

oak leaf and cherries

Template

Templates for this appliqué can really be drafted from the picture.  Reuse the leaf and the small circles so that they are all the same size.

Using appliqué paper, or heat bond which is now also popular, draw the motif on the back and then press to the wrong side of the fabric.  Now cut the pieces according to your drawing so that you have an accurate appliqué.

Remove the paper to reveal the glue for pressing to the background fabric, position and press.  Using a dry-iron throughout is recommended.

The Oak Leaf and Cherries machine embroidery design is now available in our store

 

Lavender greetings!

aggie

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