There are a few die hards that are hanging in there for my Heart Attack Week and for that I want to thank you.
You bored yet?
Here we have a cut little Candle Mat or Topper.
Using my Accuquilt Go cutter, gorgeous Island Batik Fabrics, and aurifil thread for the blanket stitching.
I had to improvise on the fabric, I didn't have any fabric big enough for the back ground fabric so I just sewed three pieces together.
Are you Ready?
You will need for this project a 12 1/2" square of fabric. I would suggest that you do it with paper first just to get your footing.
As you can see above I use Freezer paper. They were having a sale on it after deer season one year and needless to say I have more than one box.
There is nothing methodical about me, I just ripped off a piece that I thought would be big enough.
Fold in half.
Half again, so you have it in fourths.
Take and flip the top corner over to the side corner.
You get this with a nice point.
Then you place it over your heart shape on the Heart Go die. I don't know if you can see but I have the outline of the heart on the side. You do not want to go over the sides of the die or you will just get eight cut out hearts.
Here is a better picture....You can see the actual cut out.
Now for the center of the heart. On the go die there are three hearts. You want the small heart but next to it is the medium heart. See how I outlined that medium heart. You do not...and I repeat, you do not want your mat to cross over to that medium heart.
You get this.......
Do you hear me sobbing....I thought I had the die mat away from the medium die.
I love this one.....................I was thinking of maybe putting fray check on it and making it anyway.
Or if there anyone out there that would like this? If you want it speak up and I will send it to you.
So here it is all spread out.
Now all you need to do is make the circle for it to go on.
The actual cut out is about 12 1/2" but the background is 14"
HOW TO MAKE THE CIRCLE
The circle that I am going to show is is going to be 8 inches in diameter.
The math is pretty simple, has to be for me to get it right. If you want a 14" circle you will just divide in half and get seven....so any circle size you want, just divide in half for your marking measurement.
Fold the paper (fabric) in fourths.
Since I want an 8 inch circle (you will want a 14" circle in diameter, this is just for my demo), I want to cut the eight in half, which is four.
So I want to measure four inches on the side as you see below.
Now the bottom of the ruler is going to stay in that corner, you will pivot across the top.
As you pivot, you will leave a dot.
Pivot and dot all the way across to the other side.
Once you have gone to the other side you will join your dots. Or you can just cut from dot to dot.
Now you are going to cut the line but I have learned from experience that you need to leave a little dog ear at each side. If you do not, sometimes the sides will make a V inward. You can always take away fabric but you can't add to it.
Once you have it laid out you can just cut the dog ears off.
Now you have everything you need.
Heart cut out.
circle background fabric.
Sorry I don't have any pictures for the rest.
You will lay your cut out on top of your circle.
I love using fusible but the fusible would make it to thick for my go cutter.
Just glue the top and then go around and glue the bottom.
Quite simple. You might get a pucker here or there but nothing earth shattering.
After it is glued down, you can either blanket stitch around it now or do what I like to do and blanket stitch through all layers, top, backing, and batting.
Be sure to have the batting and backing just a little bigger than the top.
Quilt as desired.
Bind it and you are finished.
I am here to tell you that you can have this whipped up in no time.
Today my gift to you is the tutorial.
The mistake cut out, which I love (if anyone wants it, just say so).
Then I am going to give away this little mat as well to say thank you for coming by.
Just because you have won a pattern once doesn't mean you can't win again.
The winner of yesterday's pattern is
I can see why this pattern is a favorite! The border is especially nice! I would like to win the pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.