I am an ordinary, everyday, in love with textiles quilter and sewing enthusiast who loves to explore with cotton fabric, thread, and simple shapes in sewing and quilting projects. My interests have ...
I am an ordinary, everyday, in love with textiles quilter and sewing enthusiast who loves to explore with cotton fabric, thread, and simple shapes in sewing and quilting projects. My interests have morphed from intricate, highly detailed clothing, home dec, and quilted pieces (both bed and art) to simple patterns and shapes that focus on the beauty of the fabric print more than the skill of my time-consuming piecing and construction. The patterns I share are a collection of steps used in creating the projects I loved, and include bits of teaching information where appropriate to add to your body of sewing knowledge.View all patterns by designer (8) »
Leaf-shaped mats are constructed in sections with fusible tape and top-stitched--no hand sewing or curved piecing/sewing. Add batting, backing and machine quilt, then construct gusseted stem casing ("leg" that forms fabric napkin ring) and top-stitch to leaf. Slip your accordion-folded napkin through stem to form 3-D "leaves". Leaf-shaped beverage coasters complete the ensemble. Choose colors and make sets for fall, winter, spring, and summer.
Yardages listed will produce set of 2 with fabric locations as shown in the single leaf photo (blue, purple, lime green, dark green). The alternate set shown uses a variety of scrap fabrics. Each color rib of the leaf will fit within an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of fabric.