1/8 to 1/4 yard each of 15 different red, green, and white fabrics
Assorted embroidery threads, perle cotton, and novelty threads in red, green, and white
Sewing needle; thread; batting
2-1/2 yards of sew-in red piping cord (lightweight cotton fabric)
24-inch square of red felt; polyfil
Assorted heart and holiday charms
How to Make It:
For the patchwork, start in the center of the batiste fabric. Baste five fabrics to batiste, creating a five-sided piece. Right sides together, sew the next fabric piece with 1/4-inch seam allowance onto any side. Press the second piece to the right side.
Working clockwise, stitch the third piece of fabric in the same manner, completely covering the edges of piece one and piece two. Press to right side.
Continue working in a clockwise direction around all five sides, trimming excess fabric. Patchwork in this manner covering the batiste fabric.
Center and trace a 20-inch circle with a 5-inch center circle onto the patchwork. Work embroidery stitches covering seams inside the wreath shape. Line patchwork with batting and machine-baste on the traced circles.
Cut out wreath allowing a 1/4-inch seam. Stitch red piping to outside and inside circles.
With right sides facing, stitch wreath to red felt around outside edge. Cut out felt 5 inches inside circle. Trim and clip outside circle even. Turn wreath to the right side.
Stuff wreath shape with polyfil. Turn under seam allowance on the inside circles and hand-stitch the front patchwork to the felt back. Tack heart and holiday charms to patchwork. Sew a cabone ring onto back for hanging. Trim wreath with ribbon bow.