Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quilted Christmas Placemat with Napkin

Step One - Draw image of 3D box and cut out shapes in 3 shades of fabric.
(boldest as main box, lighter on top, darker on side)

Step Two - Iron onto fusible flannel, slightly overlapping material.

Step Three - Cut out strips of complimentary fabric to serve as ribbons and pin in place.

Step Four - Stitch around the ribbon fabric and along the areas the red fabric meets.

Step Five - Cut a stip of ribbon fabric a half inch wider than needed.  Press and sew 1/4 inch on each side.

Step Six - Hand stitch the loop in place along the top ribbon line.

Step Seven - Cut out backing material and sew to the trimmed placemat, right sides together.

Step Eight - With wrong sides together, sew two rectangle pieces of fabric together, turn right side out and stitch along the edges.

Step Nine - Fold the napkin and place inside the loop to serve as the bow to the present.


Laurie said...

Oh my stars...that is sooo beautiful, Angie!!!
Did you come up with the idea yourself? I bet you did.
I wish I had been born with a craft gene. Obviously, God skipped over me....but boy, do I ever love to see the talents and treasures He blessed you with!! Impressive!!!

Angie said...

I wish I could take total credit for it, but actually I saw the idea in an old Christmas book my step-mom gave me. The directions were way complicated so I just free handed it instead and it worked out fine. Thanks for the lovely compliment, though!

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