Done in One Rein­deer Treats

Add a bit of whimsy to your ta­ble.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Ma­te­ri­als given make 2 place mats. • Scraps red and white tonals • 3/ 8 yard light gray print • 1/2 yard dark gray print • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Black top­stitch­ing thread • But­tons 4( 7/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) black 4( 5/ 8"- di­am­e­ter) white snowflakes 10 ( 3/ 16"- di­am­e­ter) black • 1/4 yard fusible web • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

Pre­pare rein­deer tem­plates for fusible ap­pliqué us­ing the full-size pat­terns given and re­fer­ring to Raw-Edge Fusible Ap­pliqué on page 14. Cut as di­rected on the pat­terns. From light gray print: • Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From dark gray print: • Cut 1 (121/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (121/2" x 161/2")

A rec­tan­gles.

COM­PLET­ING THE PLACE MATS

1. Ar­range one rein­deer mo­tif with pieces in nu­mer­i­cal or­der on the left end of one A rec­tan­gle with the bot­tom edge of the body piece about 31/4" up from the long edge of A and in 13/4" from the left short edge of A as shown in Fig­ure 1.

2. When sat­is­fied with place­ment, fuse the shapes in place. 3. Ma­chine blan­ket-stitch in place with match­ing thread. 4. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 5. Quilt as de­sired. 6. Trans­fer the antler pat­terns to the top of the rein­deer’s head. Stitch twice on pat­tern lines us­ing black top­stitch­ing thread. 7. Draw two lines 11/4" apart from the bot­tom of the rein­deer to the bot­tom edge of A as shown in Fig­ure 2. Stitch as in step 6. 8. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 9. Sew two of the 3/16" but­tons in place for eyes, two for knees and one for nose re­fer­ring to the pat­tern for place­ment. 10. Sew a 7/16" but­ton at the bot­tom of each stitched leg line and the snowflake but­tons on the body as de­sired to com­plete one place mat. 11. Re­peat all steps to com­plete a sec­ond place mat.

Rein­deer can make cute mo­tifs for win­ter dec­o­rat­ing. The stitch­ing and but­tons add to the per­son­al­ity.” —Chris Mal­one

Rein­deer Treats Place­ment Diagram 16" x 12"

Rein­deer Treats Quilt­ing Diagram

Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 2

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