Happy Halloween, Ai Sewing fans!!
I have the October edition of Tuesday Threads with Karen Day to share with you today.
Two of the fabrics in the Shop Hop collection designed by Ai owner/illustrator Bonnie Krebs, are a subtly patterned bright orange, and a wonderful limey green... and given that my posting day was the 31st, I decided to make a little Halloween decor:
I've created a little pumpkin placemat/hotmat/potholder. I'm choosing for it to be part of my Halloween decor, and if I had a bowl of candy to put out, it would be the perfect thing to set it on. I started out by sketching out my design to make a pattern:
I drew my pumpkin shape, and added a 1/4" border as a seam allowance, and drew on my stitching lines. I cut out two of these in the orange fabric, then cut apart the stem and cut one of it from the green fabric. I used Therm O Web's HeatnBond Lite fusible adhesive and ironed it onto the top orange piece. I cut a piece of Therm O Web's High Loft Fusible Fleece about the same size as the pumpkin, and fused it onto one of them. I stitched the pumpkin pieces together with a 1/4" seam, clipped the edges and turned it inside out. After slip stitching the bottom edge shut, I ironed the pumpkin so that the edges were flat and nicely rounded.