Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A Free Pattern - Fiona's Candle-mat
I designed this candle mat especially for Fiona and I've decided to share the pattern and the process I used to make it. Here is a link to the templates in case you want to use the same shapes as me. It is made out of wool felt.
Pop some glue on the middle and glue in place. I use these really cheap little Bostick glue sticks for fabric. Three sticks for about $2. Buy the ones that go on blue and then turn clear. You can get them in the supermarket or places like Kmart. (You can use these to glue down your hexie edges if you don't want to tack them. I find they are just as effective as the expensive glue pens from quilt shops.)
Decide on a flower shape. Cut out and sew onto the middle remembering to lightly glue in place first. I drew the flower freehand but used an old set of cookie cutters for the circle shapes.
Fill in any gaps with more circles and buttons. Use your cookie cutters or the template.
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