Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last of the place mats instructions

Cut a backing fabric larger than the flower, layer just as you would for a quilt with wrong sides together the iron on batting is in the middle, pin, pin, pin!!
Top stitch on each side of the stitching where petals meet starting in the middle of the flower working to the outside. I used my stitch in the ditch presser foot then set the needle 3 spaces over on each side of the seam

Once the quilting is done, Use a walking presser foot to zig zag stitch the flower to the backing, DO NOT TRIM YET!! Go back over the zig zag stitching with a satin stitch, the flower edge will begin to curl a bit. I like the curling effect on the petals but you could iron it down if you want a flat flower

Carefully trim away the backing fabric from the flower, make sure not to cut any of the stitching.

I left off the smallest center of the flower for the place mats I am having monogrammed.

These are really super easy to make. Wish I could have gotten blogger to upload all the photo's in the correct order! :( I think this took 3 posts to get it all in, if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will try to clarify the instructions. My flowers turned out to be 18 inches wide. If you have a small table you might only want to make one as a center table runner, they turn out pretty big!


  1. These are SOOO cute! Would totally make a cute little "runner" for the table! Stupid question: Whats a satin stitch?

    Thanks so much for your hard work on this! I can't wait to try one out!! :)

  2. Satin stitching is a zig zag that is super close together, like you would use to applique. The manual to your machine should have directions on what setting would work for you. It turns out a lot like using a serger on a close setting