Saturday, December 22, 2012

Leafy Hot Pad Pattern--Quick Gift

For a unique gift for a foodie, try this pattern for a leaf-shaped hot pad, easy to make and rather elegant.  There's no curved seam sewing, but you will need some narrow fusible tape. Three fat quarters make 3 hot pads, including backing.  Pattern calls for one fat-quarter-sized batting and insulating batting, but you can go without the insulating batting if you're in a hurry.  This hot pad was designed as an additional piece for Leafing Lovely Table Fashions (scroll down), a very unique placemat set. Visit my Craftsy store (click icon above right) for more information.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Leafing Lovely Table Fashions Pattern

How about a new and unique table setting for a fun dining experience?  Use this 3-piece pattern (placemat, napkin, beverage coaster) to create just such a setting.  Fusible tape method eliminates the headache of curved piecing, yet preserves the elegant styling.  Napkin accordion-folds through stem casing, creating additional leaves.  No-binding finish sets construction apart from other sets--in a fraction of the time.
Create table ensembles for fall, winter, spring, and summer by choosing colors reminiscent of the time of year. Super unique for gifting--housewarmings, bridal gifts, and more.  Photo above left features an extra component of a leaf-shaped hot pad, if desired.  Table set pattern is available at (click icon above right).