Designed by Tamm y Tadd
Made by Vel da 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.
Kits for the candle mat ($34.50 plus $5.50 shipping and handling) and coordinating
table runner ($77.00 plus $10.50 s/h) are available from Tammy Tadd Designs, 920 W. Prairie Dr., Ste. J, Sycamore, IL 60178; toll-free: 877-999-8233; website: www.tammytadddesigns.com. Illinois residents add 7.5% sales tax. Candle mat
kit includes wool fabrics. Table runner kit includes cotton and wool fabrics for top and
binding. Available while supplies last. Table runner pattern is featured in the April 2009 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.
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