Here is the placemat for this month. I hope you will enjoy it.
1 fat quarter for the front
1 fat quarter for the back
or 1/2 yard if you want them the same
1 fat quarter or scrap pieces for the pumpkins
Scrap green for stems
15 x 21 stabilizer
Print out pattern for pumpkins and stems which are located on the right side of my website under "Links to my Patterns".
Cut front, backing and stabilizer to measure 15 x 21. To make sure they are all the same size is to layer and cut all at once.
Now cut out the circles for the pumpkins and the stems. Arrange the circles where you would like them on the lower left-hand corner of the mat but not too close to the edge.
Put decorative thread in your machine and statin stitch around leaving an opening at the top.
Stuff with stuffing but not too firmly.
Sew the top closed.
Now place your next pumpkin to the left of this one and pin in place
Again sew around the circle leaving the top portion open for stuffing.
Stuff and sew close. Now repeat for the last and smaller pumpkin either in front or on the right side. I did mine in the front.
Sew lines on each of your pumpkins for the grooves. Now cut the stems out of the stem fabric. Place on the pumpkins at different angles sew around and leave the tops open for stuffing.
I want you to see here that I had marked the stem for dimention. I will sew on that line after each stem is stuffed.
Then close top and sew on line.
Now bind off in your favor method of binding, either with fabic strip cut to 2-1/2 inches or statin stich around edges or serge with decorative thread. Enjoy your placemat for Thanksgiving!! God bless!!