Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tutorial: Paint-by-Number place mats



This is my favorite of all the handmade gifts I made this season. A set of four place mats for my mom. Finished size is 12.5" x 16.5".



Materials:

  • one yard or (2) half yard cuts of Lush Uptown Paint-by-Number prints. I used the birds and deer prints in the "sky" colorway.

  • 1/3 yard of Lush Uptown Paint Chips in a matching colorway

  • 1/3 yard of light brown or other color to border the paint chips

  • 1/2 yard for binding

  • 1 yard for backing

  • batting and thread



Cut:

  • fussy cut (4) pieces of Paint Chips fabric that are 1/4" larger on all sides than 2 squares by 7 squares, approximately 3" x 11 1/4"

  • fussy cut (4) pieces of Paint-by-Numbers that are 11 1/2" wide x 13 1/2" tall

  • (5) strips of border fabric 1 3/4" x width of fabric (WOF)

  • (6) strips for binding, 2 1/2" x WOF

  • (4) place mat backs, 17 1/2" x 13 1/2"

Sew:

Sew the 1 3/4" border on all sides of each Paint Chips piece. Press.



Sew the bordered Paint Chips piece to the Paint By Numbers piece. Make and baste the quilt sandwich (back, batting, top). Quilt. Bind.

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