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Octopus Garden pattern

Octopus are among the most playful, intelligent animals on earth.  Use this pattern to create your playful Octopus garden scene. Embellish with shells, yarns, yo yo's and fussy cut features from coral reef fabrics. . Suitable for raw edges or turned edges. This pattern makes a wall hanging 21 x 24  with out a border.

There is a kit for making Sea Fans that are a lovely addition to any coral reef scene.  The sea fans are made entirely of thread. A wonderful 3-D embellishment. See Sea fan and Octopus pattern combo.

If you need help with applique techniques consider adding my 1 hr and 45 minute DVD on "Multiple ways to Applique." It demonstrates 5 different methods of applique. Sizing and Starch is my go to method for simple shapes like leaves, that do not need to be precise.  Freezer Paper allows you to make sure that you get a birds head to look like the pattern.  Needle Turn is the only way to deal with tiny complex edges. Fused saves time and may be the only reasonable way to make a tiny eye or little branch that is too small to turn under your edges. Machine Applique gives added definition and can be used for turned under edges or raw edges.