I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. ...
I am a published sewing and quilting author with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. My most recent book, How to Make a Quilt was published in August 2014 by Storey Publishing. I've written two other successful books for them-- The Quilting Answer Book and The Sewing Answer Book. I learned to sew from my great grandmother, two grandmothers, and my Mom when I was barely in grade school and I've been sewing ever since. I added quilting to my repertoire in the 1980s and worked for a major quilt book publisher as Managing Editor and then Editor-in-Chief for 5 years. Now I have my own business, designing quilts and tote bags and anything else that strikes my fancy. Go to www.joyofsewingandquilting.blogspot.com to see my projects and whatever else I'm up to. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something you'd like to make in my Craftsy store!
Grace your holiday table in festive style with a set of placemats featuring all four of the appliques shown. Or, if you prefer, choose your favorite design and use it for a set of four matching mats.
Using the stitch-and-flip construction method, the placemats are assembled before the appliques are added so the placemats are quilted-as-you-go.
Appliques are fused to the assembled mats and then embellished with stitching over the raw edges, which adds more quilting.
Pattern includes full-size templates and applique placement guides--everything you need for success.
These placemats are great for beginners or for any quilter who wants to stitch something fast and easy for holiday decorating or for gifts.
This pattern coordinates with my ""Tis the Season Wall Hanging" and my "Pretty Poinsettia's Table Runner," both available at Craftsy. Applique sizing is different for each of the three projects.