I decided to make mum a coffee mat to put on her glass table outside when she has her morning coffee out the back. It is difficult to think of Christmas presents for her so this will be it.
I go down to visit her once more before Christmas so I need to have it ready.
I have a collection of cup and saucer drawings that I traced off photos so I picked a nice shaped one. I also liked the bit of design on the cup.
I cut a 10 1/2" square then cut 2 1/2" strips 2 x 10 1/2" and 2 x 14 1/2". You must measure and cut them to make the mat square.
I like to press my seams open.
I made a one piece applique of the cup and saucer then drew in the details with my air erasable pen. It was easy to free motion over the design.
I glued the wadding and the backing on with 505 basting spray.
I used a 2 1/4" wide strip to make the double fold binding and folded it using my electric bias machine.
I stitch the binding onto the wrong side stopping 1/4" before the corner, do a back stitch, then with my needle down turning to direct the stitching out to the corner. That is the only different step all the rest is the same. I find this little angled stitching makes mitring the corners so easy.
Here it is all done. I love it. It was quick and easy so it doesn't have to be treated like a treasure. I know mum will like it.
Happy Quilting and Crafting,