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Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

  Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

Materials:

  • 53x53cm piece felt
  • 53x53cm piece of backing fabric/felt
  • 50x50cm cushion insert
  • Multicoloured felt pack
  • Card circle template (4cm diameter)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Sewing machine
  • Safety/quilting pins (lots!)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil/Fabric pen

 

 

 Preparation:

  1. Draw your circle template on card (4 cm diameter) & cut out.
  2. Using your pencil or fabric pen, draw & cut out 180 felt circles.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1:

a) Organise your 180 circles into sets of two, (finish with 90 sets).

b) Arrange your circle sets into 9x10 rows on your (top) felt cushion piece.

c) Pin your circle sets into place.

 

N.B.  Each set contains two different coloured felt circles.

 

 

 


 Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

 a) Backstitch your circles onto your large felt piece (use 2 strands embroidery floss).


  1. Start & finish your backstitch 0.5cm from the circle edge.
  2. Change the angle of your backstitch for each circle set.

 

N.B.  I sewed my circles on by hand, and used a repeat pattern of horizontal,

diagonal RH, Vertical, diagonal LH.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 3:

a) Place your large felt piece (circles), and your backing piece RIGHT SIDES facing.

b) Pin your pieces together -  leave a 20 cm opening in one side.

c) Using 2.5cm seam allowance, sew your sides together.

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion


 

 

 

 

 Step 4:

a) Turn your cushion RIGHT SIDE out.

b) Insert your cusion insert.

c) Hand or machine sew the opening closed.

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5:

a) Finger press the top circle up so it exposes the circle below.

b) Step back & admire.

 

 

 

 

  Quick & Easy: Felt Scatter Cushion

 

 

 

 

  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Sewing: Zakka Coasters

Sewing: Zakka Coasters

 

 

 

 

Zakka Coasters

 

are


this week's

Quick & Easy

project.

 

 

 

 

Picture 10383_1

 

 

 

 Blink and you will miss them.

 

 

 

How do you make yours? Easter Egg Mats

How do you make yours? Easter Egg Tablemats


 

 

How do you make yours?

Easter Egg mats

 

 

 

 Is another little

Quick & Easy project just in time

for Easter.

 

 

 

 (chirp!)

 

 

 

How do you make yours? Easter Egg Tablemats

 

 

 

 

Cute chicks!

 

 

Aren't they. 


I found a whole box of them unopened

in my craft cupboard.


Their yellow matches my Easter Egg perfectly.

 

 

So I see.

 

 

 

 

 How do you make yours? Easter Egg Tablemats

 

 

 

 

 

Tell me more about your

Easter Eggs.

 

 

 

Well, the egg pattern is from  

Jens Funder-Nielsen's paper-cut book.

 


All I did was trace the pattern onto the back of some

Bondaweb backed fabric, 


cut the design out with a scalpel,

& then iron the egg onto

my tablemat.

 


Quick & Easy!

 

 

 





How do you make yours? Easter Egg Tablemats

 

 

 

 

 

You cut out the egg yourself...

are you sure about that?

 

 

 

 

Pttthpp!!

Yes.

 


I was going to show you some

'progress' shots,

 

 

but


I have been having all kinds of techie nightmares

in the past week


and I lost a whole bunch of photos.

 

 

(arrgh)

 


So all I have got to show you is the end product

& the Chick Fest.

 

 

 

 

 


How do you make yours? Easter Egg Tablemats

 

 


Tadah!

Happy Easter.

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

Quick & Easy: Bunny Mats

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

The chocolate alternative?

 

 

 

Materials:

  • Fabric  - top & bottom circles (enough to make large dinner plate sized mats)
  • Fabric for bunny
  • Thread
  • Bondaweb
  • Needle & Pins
  • Embroidery floss
  • Sewing machine
  • Ric Rac(enough to edge your chosen mat size)
  • Card
  • Pencil/fabric pen
  • Bunny Template
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Dinner plate (to make mat circles)

 

Click for Bunny Template

 

 

Preparation:

a) Print off Bunny template, glue to card and cut out

b) Using your largest dinner plate, draw & cut out 2x circles (top & bottom of mat)

c) Iron on your Bondaweb to the wrong side of your Bunny fabric

 


 

  Tutorial: Quick & easy Bunny Mats

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats


 

 

 

Step 1.


a) Using your template, draw your bunny onto the back of your

Bondaweb (paper side)


b) Scissor cut bunny out

 


N.B

Do not remove the Bondaweb paper until after you have

cut out your bunny

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 2.


a) Remove the Bondaweb paper

b) Iron the Bunny onto your circle (top half)

c) Hand/machine sew the bunny onto the circle to secure.

 

 

 N.B

If you wish to furth embellish your mat,

this is the time to do it.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3.


a) Pin your Ric Rac inside of the edge of your top circle

(fabric right side facing)

 

 

 

N.B

For best results, pin

your ric rac securely all around the edge with a small overlap

at the start & finish ends.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4.

 

a) Machine sew your Ric Rac using a 0.5 mm seam

allowance

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

 Step 5.


With your Ric Rac now securely sewn onto the top half of your mat


a) Place your bottom circle (right side facing up)

b) Place your top half over the bottom circle (right side facing down)

c) Pin together leaving a small gap

 

 

N.B

You need the small gap to turn your circle (mat)

right side out after sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.


a) Machine sew your circles together using 1cm seam allowance

b) Turn the mat right side out through gap

 

 

 N.B

If your have sewn your mats correctly,

you should have top & bottom fabric right side out with the Ric Rac

jutting out between the two.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

Step 7.


a) Iron your Bunny Mat to anchor your fabric

b) Top stitch the mat with a 0.5mm seam allowance.


 

c) Shout Happy Easter!

 

 

N.B

Topstitching helps the fabrics stay in place after washing.

 

 

 

 

Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats




Quick & Easy: Kids Bunny Tablemats

Quick & Easy: Kids  Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Bunny Tablemats

 

 

 

Is this weeks Easter craftling.

 

 

It's Quick & Easy,

& squarely aimed at entertaining the kids

this Easter

 

(yes, yes)

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Kids  Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

What kid doesn't want a bunny of

their own?!

 

 

 

But instead of

serving up a chocolate one,


how about  

making the nippers their very own

Bunny Tablemat?

 

 

 

 

 

 Quick & Easy: Kids  Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny Tablemat


=


one happy kid  + more chocolate for mum

 

 

 

 

 

Quick & Easy: Kids  Bunny Mats

 

 

 

 

Happy Hippity Hop day

to you all!

 

 

 p.s Tutorial will be posted next week.