Christ­mas Stars Place Mats

Annie's Christmas Winter 2018 Special - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Tricia Lynn Maloney

Skill Level

BE­GIN­NER

Fin­ished Size

Place Mat Size: 15" x 12"

Block Size: 6" x 6" fin­ished

Num­ber of Blocks: 8

• 2/ 3 yard red solid*

• Thread

Ma­te­ri­als

Ma­te­ri­als listed make 2 place mats.

• 3/8 yard white solid*

• 3/8 yard white snowflake print*

• 5/8 yard back­ing fab­ric

• 2 (16" x 19") bat­ting rec­tan­gles

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting

From white solid:

• Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 (27/ 8")

C squares. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 8 (21/2") D squares.

From white snowflake print:

• Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 16 (27/ 8")

A squares. • Cut 1 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (31/2" x 121/2")

E strips.

From back­ing fab­ric:

• Cut 1 (16" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (16" x 19") back­ing rec­tan­gles.

From red solid:

• Cut 3 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 32 (27/ 8") B squares. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each A and C square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an A square right sides to­gether with a B square; stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line.

3. Cut the stitched unit on the marked line, open and press to com­plete two A-B units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 32 A-B units.

5. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with B and C squares to make 32 B- C units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3.

6. To com­plete one Twirling Star block, se­lect one D square and four each A-B and B- C units.

7. Sew a B- C unit to op­po­site sides of D to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

8. Sew an A-B unit to op­po­site sides of a B- C unit to com­plete the top row as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

9. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Twirling Star block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6; press.

10. Re­peat steps 6–9 to com­plete a to­tal of eight Twirling Star blocks.

Com­plet­ing the Place Mats

1. Se­lect and join two Twirling Star blocks to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four rows.

2. Join two rows and add E to com­plete one place mat top re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond place mat top.

3. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich with one place mat top and one each back­ing and bat­ting rec­tan­gle re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120.

4. Quilt as de­sired.

5. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 120 to fin­ish one place mat.

6. Re­peat steps 3–5 to fin­ish the sec­ond place mat. •

A B C D Twirling Star 6" x 6" Fin­ished Block Make 8

Christ­mas Stars Place Mats Place­ment Di­a­gram 15" x 12"

Christ­mas Stars Place Mats Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

E Fig­ure 7

Fig­ure 6

Top/bot­tom Row Make 2 Fig­ure 5

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