Easy Octa-Strip Placemats with Fish Supplement
By Quilter by Night Designs. Original PATTERN is perfect for highlighting a large or special theme print. Or use the fish SUPPLEMENT and replace the center with a foundation pieced fish! Add the hat and flag for a cute patriotic version or make a stripped bass version in greens and browns. Makes a perfect house warming or hostess gift. Original placemats can be made with pre-cut 2-1/2" strips or yardage. Foundation pieced fish require additional yardage. Cut out centers and start adding stirps, flipping, pressing, and trimming as you go. The order you add the strips and precision trimming using your ruler, mat, and rotary cutter is what gives these placemats their unique look. No binding! Instructions show you how-to perfectly adjust batting, sew front and back together, turn right-side out, and seal each placemat (like a pillow cover). Quilt last Two easy quilting patterns are provided. It's a snap! The original placemats are easy enough for a beginner. The supplement for the foundation pieced fish includes the pattern, additional materials list, and instructions. Familiarity with basic foundation pieceing techniques is assumed, however, due to the larger size of the pieces, this is an easy foundation piecing pattern. An additional quilting pattern for the fish centers is included. Pattern Makes Four Placemats - each 18" Wide x 14" Tall This listing is for the hard-copy Easy Octa-Strip Placemat PATTERN AND the Fish SUPPLEMENT which will be mailed to you via post. MATERIALS YOU'LL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN ORIGINAL PLACEMATS 100% cotton, non-directional fabrics recommneded - one fat quarter for centers* - 1/3 yd or four 2-1/2" x 40" strips for corners- light - 1/2 yd or six 2-1/2" x 40" strips for first border-medium - 2/3 yd or eight 2-1/2" x 40" strips for second border-dark - 1 yd for backing - 1 yd 42" wide fusible fleece (e.g. Pelon Thermaloam Plus) - 1 ft 1/4" wide double-sided fusible hem tape (e.g. Lite Steam-A-Seam2 or Heat-n-Bond Hem) - 8-1/2" x 14" piece of clear template plastic - Spray Starch - Matching Thread - A walking foot is recommended for quilting. *Note - extra yardage may be required to center a specific design. For the fish centers you need: - 5/8 yd for the first border (instead of 1/2 yd) - 3/4 yd for the second border (instead of 2/3 yd) - Two coordinating fat quarters for the stripes and top/bottom fins and tail - Two coordinating fat eighths for face and side fin - Various scraps for eyes, hat, and flag - 8-1/2" x 11” scrap of double-sized, paper-backed fusible webbing Pattern is in a convenient booklet format and contains complete, accurate, and easy to follow instructions with lots of diagrams. Great project for beginners or experienced quilters alike. Shipping for pattern: USPS First Class mail Visit my website for more patterns and ideas, http://www.quilterbynight.com. Bee Groups/Guilds/Wholesale Inquiries - please see my shop policies and contact me! Pattern and design copyright 2009 & 2012 Carol Dockery. This pattern is copyright protected. All rights reserved.