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Shades of Autumn Large Coaster or Small Hot Mat@2011 by N.L.Banks
do not use a ¼ inch pressure foot; I use the right side of my sewing foot.
Seam allow ¼ inch.
1.4 cuts 4 ½ inch squares of a center design
2.8 cuts2 inch wide x 4 ½ solid to
match 1 above (I used orange)
3.8 cuts2 inch wide x 7 ½ solid to
match 2 above (I used orange)
4.8 cuts 1 inch wide x 7 ½ non solid to match 1 above ( I used a
5.8 cuts 1 inch wide x 8 ½ non solid to match 4 above ( I used a
6.8 cuts 1 ½ wide x 7 ½solid ( I
used a gold)
7.8 cuts 1 ½ wide x 8 ½ solid ( I used gold)
8.4 cuts 9 inches square for backing
9.4 cuts 9 inches square for lining
10.About 5 yards binding 2 inch wide. (I make my own; do not cut on bias by
cutting 2 inch strips out of a yard of material. Then sew them end to end, and
then iron up one side about ¼ inch, then do the other side.
# 2 and 3
Sew # 2 to top and bottom of #1 square. Iron seams flat.
Sew #3 to side of square 1. Iron seams flat.
Sew #4 to top and bottom of square. Iron seams flat.
Sew # 5 to sides of square, Iron
Sew # 6 to top and bottom of square. Iron seams flat.
Sew # 7 to sides of square. Iron seams flat.
Sandwich lining between top and backing, pin in place.
Pick a stitch you like, sew around square #1, down the seam line.
Sew around square between # 3 and 4, down the seam line.
Starting mid way down one side, attach binding. I used the leaf
stitch, so you would center this so that is comes just a bit of the right side
so that both sides of the stitching will hold the binding down.