There's just something about a mantelpiece that adds such a cozy touch when it comes to holiday decorating. No matter what your decorating tastes are -- country traditional, high Victorian, kid at heart or anything in between -- these instructions will help you sew an eye-catching heirloom that you'll use for years to come.
Created as an add-on for those who have already purchased the Loom&Essence Tanabata Quilt Block primer, these instructions are designed for nine different standard mantel widths ranging from 48 to 96 inches with a standard shelf depth of 8 inches. Detailed measurement charts and diagrams walk you through the process of determining the proper amount of fabric to purchase, and the correct size to cut for your mantel.
No mantel? No worries! The mantelpiece also looks great draped across the back of a sofa. Now that I have completed my holiday mantelpiece, I'm going to whip up a new variation for a few more seasonal events (pink and white for Valentine's Day ... red, white and blue for July 4 ...).
14-page pattern is optimized to display on a computer or tablet screen, and printed on letter-size paper set to landscape (sideways) layout.
Loom&Essence is a cottage industry comprised of me (in my cottage) and my never-ending curiosity about fabric manipulations such as folding, slashing, and twisting. When I discover a new way (or a ...
Loom&Essence is a cottage industry comprised of me (in my cottage) and my never-ending curiosity about fabric manipulations such as folding, slashing, and twisting. When I discover a new way (or a better way) to create something, I love to chronicle the creative process so that others can share in the fun.
In my line of work, I provide publishing, design, and editing services for other fiber artists looking to bring their creations to market. But I am happiest when creating my own designs to share with family, friends, and customers.
I'm located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the eastern gateway to the historic Merrimac Valley textile region, 38 miles north of Boston and minutes away from the seacoast destination of Newburyport.