One of my favorite musicals is Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”. The music compliments the story so well, it’s a delight to experience. No matter how familiar the “Woods” becomes, one anticipates the “unexpected”. Like the musical, a pleasant walk in the woods inspired “Aria”. Though its story is complete, it (like a song) also resonates in unexpected ways . . . 

Aria is a 2-fabric wonder for the quilter who is experienced with machine appliqué. The design is revealed by combining regular and reverse appliqué with a Feature fabric and a complimentary Foreground fabric. 

Full-size Templates are included on an accompanying CD. To make full size templates for the center, take the enclosed CD to a local printer or office supply that makes large format prints. Print templates on regular paper, not poster weight paper.

Quilt Size: 50 x 50 Inches

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Every effort is made to present a well written, well illustrated, quilter-friendly pattern. Pattern includes: Cover Page, Yardage Information, & “Good to Know” Basics for Quiltmaking. The color illustrations, diagrams & written instructions are specific to the making of "Aria".  Experience with machine appliqué is assumed; detailed instruction for machine appliqué is not included. 

Skill Level:  Experienced Quilter who enjoys machine Applqué

Fabric Requirements


• Raw Edge Applique

• Lapped Borders

• Binding

Useful Items:

  • 2-1/2 yards of paper-backed fusible webbing (36” wide): Shades Soft Fuse Premium™ recommended
  • Fine tipped Permanent Marker or #2 lead pencil for marking webbing
  • Water soluble fabric marker
  • 5 yards of Feather-weight fusible interfacing (20” wide) to stabilize fabric for stitching
  • Light Box for marking (extremely helpful, but not required).  You will need a large, well-lit area for marking.
  • Flathead pins for attaching webbing to paper template (helpful, but not required).
  • 1/4 in. Presser Foot with guide for piecing
  • Open-toe Presser Foot for machine appliqué

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