Sunday, July 11, 2010
Let's get a jump start on Christmas gifts
This bag of scraps was my inspiration for these Christmas place mats.
I have been making place mats for my daughter and this is my 5Th set.
I am trying to make her one set for each month as a wedding gift.
So far, I have summer mats with a lemon theme, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Autumn sunflowers,valentines and now Christmas.
I still need to make January mats(Ideas welcome).
4Th of July mats and of course some John Deere mats for her future husband.
Step 1: Each mat requires 16 -3.5x4.5 rectangles
step 2: Connect 4 rectangles by the short end. Do this 4 times and you will have 4 strips.
Step 3.Connect the strips to make the mat.
Step 4: Add batting and a backing.
Step 5: Quilt as desired.
Step 6: Even off if needed.
Step 7: Bind