Designed by Tammy Tadd
Made by Velda Grubbs
Note: Templates are given without seam allowance, for use with felted wool.
Big, bold felted wool shapes give this candle mat lots of flower power. It’s a unique finishing touch to your spring décor!
Finished Candle Mat Size
12 1/2˝ x 14 1/2˝
Candle Mat Project Requirements
Pink check felted wool (flower) 12 1/2˝ x 12 1/2˝
Pink solid felted wool (flower) 12˝ x 12˝
Green check felted wool (flower 10˝ x 10˝
center, leaves) piece
Green herringbone felted wool 8˝ x 30˝
(leaves, ruffle) piece
Backing 14˝ x 18˝
Paper-backed fusible web 1 1/4 yds.
Rayon thread or embroidery floss,
2 pinks, 2 greens
Note: Cutting instructions for flower/leaf shapes are on templates.
Green herringbone felted wool
*1 strip 1 1/2˝ x 28˝
Making the Wool Flower and Leaves
1 Trace Templates A-E on paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Cut apart, leaving small margin beyond drawn lines. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse to wrong side of appropriate wools;
cut out on drawn lines.
2 Remove paper backing from C circle and center on B flower. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse in place. Machine buttonhole stitch C edge (Diagram I-A) using matching rayon thread, or hand blanket stitch (Diagram I-B) using matching embroidery floss.
In same manner, remove paper from B flower, center and fuse B/C flower to A flower, and stitch edges of B. Remove paper from A.
3 Press green herringbone 1 1/2˝ x 28˝ strip lengthwise, 5/8˝ from 1 edge.
Using matching doubled thread, gather strip 1/8˝ from fold in the following manner.
Make hand running stitch for about 2˝, stitching through both layers.
Pull thread to gather section to about 1˝, and take 2-3 securing stitches.
Repeat along entire length, so that gathered strip measures approximately 14˝. Do not join ends.
4 Position and pin ruffle around outside of flower center, overlapping ends. Hand or machine stitch in place close to fold.
5 Center and fuse E leaf on D leaf. Buttonhole or blanket stitch E leaf edges.
Make 2 leaves. Remove paper from D leaves. Assembly and Finishing
6 Position backing 14˝ x 18˝ rectangle on pressing surface, wrong side up. Lay leaves
and flower on backing and fuse in place.
Trim backing even with flower/leaf edges.
Apply fine line of Fray Check™ to edges
and allow to dry.
7 Buttonhole or blanket stitch outer edges of leaves and flower.
Table runner pattern is featured in the April 2009 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.
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