PARTS OF A MOLA DESIGN

The following images are a breakdown of the Duck Mola, including the

(1.)Primary Image,

(2.) Filler Lines,

(3.) Bottom Cigar Shapes.

(4) Top Cigar Shapes and

Each image on this page is a pattern, ready for printing.

PRINT INSTRUCTIONS:
Set Print Settings at 100% and Landscape to insure all the patterns align.

 

 

 

 

PRIMARY IMAGE (outlined in blue) and 'line fillers' (outlined in green) are the result of top layer of fabric being cut away, turned under and sewn, exposing the lower layer of fabric. The 'line fillers' in green, can be cut away, turned and sewn exposing lower layer or they can be traditionally appliqued on top of any layer. Often, the artist will use a Secondary Image to tell their Mola story. The secondary image is a smaller image repeating the Primary Image or complimenting it. (Example: a baby bird with an adult bird; a small starfish with a Lobster Primary Image). This Mola does not have a Secondary Image.

 

 

1.

PATTERN: Primary Image

Transfer the outline of the primary image to the top layer of fabric. The solid line is the CUT line. The dotted lines are to guide the needle turn. You can transfer the dotted lines if you are new to needle turn technique. Be sure you use a marking tool that can be removed after completion of the Mola.

 

 

 

2.

PATTERN: Cigar shapes (bottom)

Pattern and guide to bottom layer of cigar shapes. These shapes can be cut away,needle turned and sewn exposing lower layer or they can be traditionally appliqued on top of any layer.

If you needle turn, cut fabric 1/8" larger than the Cigar Shapes.

 

 

 

3.

PATTERN: Cigar shapes (top)

Pattern and guide to top layer of cigar shapes. These shapes can be cut away, needle turned and sewn exposing lower layer or they can be traditionally appliqued on top of any layer.

If you needle turn, cut fabric 1/8" larger than the Cigar Shapes.

 

4.

PATTERN: LINE FILLERS

Line fillers can be cut away, turned and sewn exposing lower layer or they can be traditionally appliqued on top of any layer.

Transfer solid lines to Mola. Cut and needle turn to expose lower fabric. The dotted lines are a guide to the needle turn..