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Perky Pumpkin Place Mat

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Cotton fabric: 2-1/2 yds. for placemat 1 brown fat quarter for stem 1 green fat quarter for leaf
  • 6"x6" square of lightweight batting
  • 1 black felt square
  • Knitting needles, size 13
  • Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies, including scissors
  • 4" Velcro strip
  • Fabri-Tac glue
  • Pencil

DIRECTIONS:

PLACE MAT:

  1. Make a continuous bias strip of fabric 1-1/2" wide using the 2-1/2 yds fabric following favorite method. Wind fabric strip into large ball.
  2. Cast on 24 stitches.
  3. 1st row knit to end.
  4. Repeat row one until about 1-1/2 yds fabric strip remains.
  5. Bind off.
  6. Tuck ends into work and trim.

FOR LEAF:

  1. Cut 6"x12" square of green fabric. Fold fabric in half, right sides together.
  2. Trace leaf pattern on one wrong side. Place batting on other wrong side, pin in place.
  3. Sew around entire leaf on traced pattern using short stitch length.
  4. Trim seam allowance and clip curves and points.
  5. Cut small slit through one layer of leaf fabric and turn inside out through the slit. Press.
  6. Sew vein lines as desired.

STEM/FLATWARE POCKET:

  1. Cut brown fabric 3-1/2"x20".
  2. Fold in half right sides together. Sew two long sides using a 1/4" seam allowance, making a pocket 3"x10". Turn inside out and press.
  3. Tuck top 5" into pocket to make pocket lining. Sew pocket to top of place mat to form stem.
  4. Place leaf near bottom of stem, pull it off to use as a coaster during meal.

FACE:

  1. Pin face pattern to felt and cut out pieces.
  2. Glue Velcro on back of felt pieces, then glue corresponding half of Velcro to place mat to make Jack-'o-Lantern face. Felt pieces can be removed to wash place mat.
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