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Short & Sweet Candy Cane Napkin Holders


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Holiday Open House Advent Calendar


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Easy Wine Bottle Gift Bag


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o youre hosting a holiday party and you want to personalize your dining room tableand quick! look no further. in this e-book, we offer you six festive quilting and sewing projects to personalize your home this holiday season. from colorful napkin ring holders, quilted placemats, and a wine bottle gift bag to a cheerful advent calendar to adorn your mantle, youll find some nifty ideas from some of our favorite artists in the pages ahead. and to further impress your guests, why not give them a party favor in the form of a jewelry wrap? Cheers to you this holiday season!

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for the place mats

Main fabric (you can get 3 fronts

a festive

from a 12 yard of fabric)

accent band fabric (you can get 3


accent bands from 18 yard of fabric)

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the main and backing fabrics. Cut 2 pieces 2" 18 12" from the binding fabric and cut 1 piece of batting 12" 17 14".

Backing fabric (you can get 3 backs


from a 12 yard of fabric)

By J ane

D vila

Binding (14 yard will yield enough


binding strips for 4 place mats)

Battingone piece at least

et the perfect table for any occasion by coordinating your centerpiece display with place mats, napkins, and napkin

12" 18" for each place mat (use a thin, flat batting to prevent glasses and plates from wobbling)

Fusible web (12 yard will make


4 place mats)

rings. create a festive mood with color and pattern in fabric and embellishments.

variegated thread

Place matS
1. Cut a 12" 18" piece from both

2. apply fusible web to the back of

3. layer the main fabric and backing

the accent band fabric. Cut 1 piece 4" 12" from the prepared accent band fabric. Consider cutting the 2 long edges with pinking shears or a pinking blade.

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4. slide the batting between the

fabric layers, keeping it flat and even. if it is too large to fit comfortably, trim it slightly until it fits.
5. position the accent band 2" from

the left edge of the main fabric and fuse in place. topstitch along the long edges of the accent band. quilt the place mat as desired using variegated thread for interest. i chose a different geometric pattern for each diagonal lines, straight lines, zigzags, and curved lines.
6. trim the top and bottom long

edges even. pin a binding strip to the top edge, right sides together, centering the excess from left to right. sew the binding strip to the top edge, through all layers, using
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a 12" seam allowance. a walking foot on your sewing machine will make this much easier. press the seam allowance away from the place mat and toward the binding. turn over and press under 12" on the remaining long edge of the binding strip. press the short ends in to meet the finished edge of the place mat. press the long, folded edge over the raw edges of the top of the place mat and pin in place over the stitching. hand sew the binding in place to the back of the place mat. repeat to bind the bottom edge. Q u i lt i n g a r t s . c o m
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tiPS avoid beads and any lumpy


embellishments so that plates and glasses sit well on your place mat.

stitches to consider are blanket stitch, zigzag stitch, feather stitch, and parallel rows of straight stitching.
4. lay the other piece of the main fabric

Setting

tHe taBle
position your centerpiece in the middle of the table. Decorate with candles or small vases with flowers, if youd like. get out your beautiful dishes and flatware and set your table! add a gift tag with a guests initials or name to each napkin ring to show them where to sit. they can take these tags home with them to hang on a tree or to keep as a memento. sprinkle sparkly sequins on the table for added glitz. to see more of janes work, visit janedavila.com.

try decorative stitching (by hand


or machine), stamping motifs, or appliquing.

make certain any paint you


use when stamping or painting on your place mats is heat-set or permanent so that they are washable.

over the stitched unit, right sides together. with a 14" seam, sew both long sides and 1 short side, leaving the other short side open for turning. backstitch well to reinforce the opening.
5. Clip the corners and turn

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for the napkin rings

right-side out; press well. turn 1 4" to the inside of the short end opening and press again.
6. embellish with beads along the

Main fabric accent band fabric Lightweight to medium-weight


fusible interfacing

Beads Beading needle Beading thread

accent band. i chose coordinating beads and sewed them on in geometric patterns. Consider adding hand or machine embroidery to the accent band as well as or instead of beads.
7. overlap the short ends about

need fresh i n s p i r at i o n ?

n aPkin
ringS
1. Cut 2 pieces 2 2" 8" from the
1

1" and hand stitch together to form a ring.

cloth paper scissors

look inside

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for the napkins

main fabric, 1 piece 114" 8" from the accent band fabric, and 1 piece 212" 8" from the fusible interfacing.
2. fuse interfacing to the back of

Fabric (12 yard for 1 napkin)

1 of the main fabric pieces. Center the accent band fabric, right-side up, along the right side of this main fabric piece and pin in place.
3. using a matching or contrasting

naPkinS
1. Cut 2 squares 18" 18". 2. with right sides together, sew around

thread and a decorative stitch on your sewing machine, stitch the 2 long sides of the accent band fabric to the main fabric. some

the perimeter, leaving a 2" opening along one side. Clip the corners and turn right-side out. press well.
3. topstitch 18" from the finished

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advent calendar
create a colorful countdown to christmas
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C oates P erez

while my technique and form are contemporary, i try to root my work in traditional themes and imagery. my goal is to take the old and blend it with the new in a way that keeps the past alive and relevant. so when i turned to the task of designing an advent calendar, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to experiment with a fresh take on a traditional theme. my advent calendar takes on the form of a row of houses. During the holidays, we decorate our houses inside and out in many festive ways, usually following in the traditions our families celebrated as we grew up. in symbolic terms, the house represents the self. i like this secondary meaning; it makes the decorating of the houses and what is hidden inside more of a personal reflection of holiday traditions.

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ife these days throws us so many chaotic distractions that im often left asking, Whats it all about? What is

i mageS

For windowS and doorS


any kind of imagery can be put behind the door and window flaps. i used a variety of images from family Christmas photos, classic toys, vintage holiday images, and details from some of my quilts.

meaningful and what is not? its at times like these that i turn to the past for guidance. the collective wisdom and traditions of human history serve as a how-to book for me. they keep me grounded, give my life substance, and inspire my work.

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1. after collecting a number of

3. after they dry, trim the photos,

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Finished size: 9" x 12 12"

images, size the photos on your computer or a color copier to fit in the various sizes of window and door openings and print the images on bond-weight paper.
2. Cut out the images and, using

leaving a 4" border of lutradur around each one.

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c onStructing
tHe HouSeS
each house will be constructed separately and then joined with fabric hinges.
1. Cut out a single house from the

yard extra-firm stabilizer (i used Pellon Peltex.)

Fabric backed with fusible


web (i used 1 yard of Frieda andersons rainbow hand-dyed fabric.)

a paintbrush and acrylic gel medium, glue them to lutradur. leave some space between the photos. gel medium dries clear, so you can brush a coat over your images to protect them, if you like.

14 12 yard Lutradur Golden acrylic Gel Medium


(semi-gloss)

pattern on the following pages, transfer the pattern to peltex, and cut out the house and window and door openings with an X-acto knife. save the cutouts for later use.
2. fuse a piece of fabric to the front of

Paintbrush X-acto knife cutting mat rotary cutter and fabric scissors,
straight and decorative edges

textile marker or permanent,


waterproof archival pen (test for bleeding; do not use a sharpie as these will halo on fabric.)

the peltex house shape; trim the sides and roofline, leaving a 12" of fabric at the bottom to wrap to the back side of the house to create a clean, finished edge.
3. using the point of the scissors,

images for behind the windows Bond-weight paper


Optional

poke a hole in the center of the fabric covering the window opening and snip the fabric diagonally to each corner. pull the fabric over the window edge to the back side of the house and fuse to create a clean, wrapped edge on the window opening. trim excess fabric as needed. for round openings, clip curves and bring the fabric to the back, fusing it in place.
4. take each peltex window and

artemboss lightweight, soft metal


sheets

Kemper Double Ball stylus


embossing tool (a dried-up ballpoint pen or knitting needle will also work in a pinch.)

Fabric trims, rickrack, buttons,


charms, beads 5. to wrap each peltex window with

fabric, cut a fabric strip as follows. for the strip length, measure the width of the window, double it, then add 112". for the strip width, measure the height of the window. fold the strip in half and slide the peltex window inside so it abuts the fold (the top and bottom of the window should be aligned with the raw edges of the strip). the excess strip length will be used to create the hinge.

door that was cut out and trim approximately 14" from the side that will have the hinge. then trim a scant 1 8" off the perpendicular side. this is needed because the fabric wrapping the window has decreased the size of the opening.

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6. fuse the fabric to the peltex

window.
7. stitch around the edge of the

window. i used a variety of stitches on my windows: straight, zigzag, and blanket stitching with contrasting thread.
8. fit the fabric-wrapped window

into the corresponding opening. place it firmly up to the right side of the window opening with the fabric hinge placed behind the left side of the window to the back side of the house. You may choose to tack the hinge in place with a bit of fusible web. the placement

Above: A view of the back side of one of the house panels. A piece of fusible web holds each hinge in place. Left: Three windows and the door have been covered with fabric strips; all have hinges on the left side.

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10. when all doors and windows

have been filled and sewn in place, cut a piece of fabric to cover the back of the house. fuse it in place and trim the edges. repeat this process on the remaining houses.

H ingeS
While carefully holding the image behind the window in place, topstitching is added from the front, 18" around the window. Excess Lutradur is trimmed away.

Between HouSeS
1. Cut five 6 12" x 34"-wide strips of

fabric to create hinges between the houses.


2. lightly mark a line on each side

of hinges on windows and doors is completely optionalthey can open left or right or even vertically.
9. Center the image behind the

window opening. lift the fabric

window flap to check the position of the image. Close the flap and, while holding the photo in place, topstitch around the window 18" away from the opening. turn over and trim the excess lutradur 18" away from the stitching.
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of the house from roof to bottom edge, 14" from the outer edge.
3. place 2 houses side by side with

4" space between them, lining up the houses at the bottom edge. Center the fabric strip over the

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Above left: The ends of the front hinge are fused to the back, then the back hinge is fused in place. Above right: Craft metal is prepared for the roofline. After cutting one edge with decorative scissors and embossing it, its scored twice (measuring 38" and again 14" in from the straight edge).

houses, using the marked lines as guides, and fuse the strip in place.
4. Cut the top of the strip 12" down

to the back side of the house and fuse it in place.


5. Cut three 5 14" x 34" strips for

6. Center the strip of fabric on the

the center to fold over the roof edge and fuse it to the back side of the house. wrap 12" at the bottom

hinges on the back side of the houses.

back between the 2 houses and fuse. topstitch the hinges on the front of each house.
7. line up the next house and repeat.

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4. score the metal with the stylus,

running the stylus along the edge of a ruler 38" from the straight edge on the back side and again 1 4" from the straight edge.
5. Cut a notch at the center point

(3 58") on the other side of the scored line. fold the metal along the scored lines. bend at the notches to shape the roofline to match the top of the house.
6. using a size-14 topstitching needle

on a home sewing machine, slowly stitch the metal in place using a long stitch length and heavyweight cotton thread. use this needle only on metal from now on. note: I know many people will not feel comfortable with the idea of sewing metal on their sewing machine. As an alternative, you can always glue the metal trim on with a hot-glue gun. another option is to finish the tops of the houses with rickrack or a strip of fabric cut with a decorative rotary cutter or scissors and fused in place.

8. wrap the remaining two 6 12"

fabric strips around the outside edges on the first and last houses; fuse and topstitch.

on the fabric window and then ink or paint it in. to number the doors and windows i drew on numbers of my own design with a black permanent marker. You could also use a textile marker, fabric paint, or numbers cut from fabric and then fused in place.

n umBering

tHe windowS
i would suggest taking a blank paper house pattern and filling in the windows and doors with numbers to decide how you want your numbering to go. i did this a few times to make sure i did not leave out a number or write one in twice. then follow your chart carefully when you put the numbers on your windows. try out the size and placement of the numbers on the pattern pieces left over from the paper house pattern. lightly draw the number with pencil

d ecorate
embellish your houses any way you like. i fused bits of fabric to decorate each with little Christmas motifs. You could paint, glue on buttons, or charms, and add bits of trim with a glue gun. personalize it to make your own little holiday neighborhood. to see more of judy's work, visit judyperez.blogspot.com.

r ooF
to finish the top edge of the houses:
1. Cut a 7 14" x 34" strip of

lightweight craft metal.


2. Cut 1 long edge with decorative

scissors and clip a triangle shape out at the halfway mark (3 58" from the ends).
3. emboss a simple design along the

decorative edge with a ball stylus.

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snow Play

table runner

m at e r i a l s
(to make a 13" 40" table runner)

1 fat quarter (FQ) lime green novelty


print (a). a fat quarter measures approximately 18" 20".

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olorful holiday fabrics and easy construction combine to make this festive table runner for holiday entertaining. snowflake

1 FQ solid red (B) 1 FQ lime green dot print (c) 1 FQ red-and-white novelty print (D) 1 FQ solid lime (e) 1 FQ white-on-white print (F) 1 FQ red-and-pink novelty print (G) solid pink scraps for snowflakes Fusible web Backing and quilt batting,
17" 44" (Dimensions are 4" wider and longer than finished size of table runner.)

templates backed with fusible web add to the fun. red-and-white striped binding fabric cut on the bias creates a candy cane finish. have fun playing in the snow!

embroidery thread 12 yard red-and-white striped fabric


for binding

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1. Cut strips from the fat quarters

using the dimensions provided in the diagram below. Cut directional prints lengthwise across the fabric. save leftover solid fabrics for making snowflakes.
2. lay the strips on a worktable

small patterns of each shape. trace the patterns onto fusible web. iron the fusible web to the back of the leftover solid fabrics.
4. Cut out the snowflakes, arrange

7. machine quilt. i first echo

them in a random pattern on top of the pieced strips, and fuse them to the table runner.
5. using your favorite method, layer

in alphabetical order. sew them together using a " seam allowance. press the seam allowances open.
3. use the snowflake templates on

and baste the backing, batting, and top to create your quilt sandwich.
6. secure the snowflakes by

the next page to make large and

stitching close to the edge of each shape.

stitched each shape to make the snowflakes more prominent. i used a silver metallic thread around the stars to make them shine and then chose an alternating stitch pattern for each strip. for a, D, and g, i used free-motion work inspired by swirling snow; b and e were stitched with uneven, closely spaced straight lines; and C and f were stitched with evenly spaced straight lines finished with a wide zigzag pattern.
8. add additional interest by

hand embroidering around

A
Cut 5 " x 13" 2
1

B
Cut 8" x 13"

C
Cut 3" x 13"
1

D
Cut 10 " x 13" 2
1

E
Cut 5 " x 13" 2

F
Cut 3" x 13"

G
Cut 8" x 13"

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and through the remaining snowflakes with bright thread.


9. bind the table runner as desired.

i cut my striped fabric on the bias to look like a candy cane. to see more of kathy's work, visit pinkchalkstudio.com.

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(to make 10 candy canes)

Holiday-themed fabrics, 68 fat


quarters or large scraps (You will need enough fabric to create 81 squares, roughly 2" each.)

18" 18" sheet of low-loft batting


or white craft felt

18" 18" piece of Mistyfuse or


other fusible web

iron teflon craft sheet or a piece of


parchment paper to protect your iron

sewing machine and black machine


quilting thread

Decorative ribbon, rickrack, or trim


for tying, 18" per candy cane

Hand needle and thread Fabric scissors Marking pen or pencil straight pins
Optional

Needle-felting machine if you want


to give your candy canes a more distressed and vintage appearance

sHort & sweet


Candy Cane Napkin Holders
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1. with your iron, fuse your fusible

P okey B olton

web to one side of the batting. make sure to use a teflon sheet or parchment paper to protect your iron from the fusible web.
2. lay your batting fusible-side up

f you want a low-calorie way to sweeten up your table

setting for the holidays, these candy cane napkin holders

will do the trick. they are very easy to make and, when youve finished hosting a fine holiday repast, they can serve double duty as ornaments on your tree.
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on your work surface. Cut your fabrics into (roughly) 2" squares (approximately 81 squares), and place them on top of the batting. arrange the fabrics so that

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batting is covered with the fabric squares, iron the fabrics in place. at this stage, if you choose to needle felt for a more vintage appearance, take this sheet of fabric-covered batting to your needle-felting machine and needle felt all over. when needle felted, the fabrics will fray and look rather weathered.
4. take this sheet of batting-backed

patchwork to your sewing machine and, using black thread, zigzag stitch around the perimeter of every fabric square.
5. trace and cut out the candy cane

pattern provided here and, with a marking pen, trace the pattern onto the top of the fabric. note: To get fronts and backs, you need to trace the candy cane 10 times one way, flip the pattern over, and trace 10 times the other way so that the fronts and backs will match up.
6. Cut out the candy canes along the

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9. with a hand needle and thread,

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traced lines and pair up the fronts and backs. pin each set together so they stay aligned for sewing.
7. Zigzag stitch with black thread

simply straight stitch your trim in place. be sure to stitch securely as the tie will get a lot of use. pokey bolton is editor-in-Chief of Quilting arts Magazine and she can be contacted at pbolton@interweave.com.

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around the perimeter of each candy cane.


8. to add the tie, decide which side

will be the back of the candy cane and make a small mark approximately 112" down from the top and centered on the long side of each candy cane. fold your ribbon, decorative trim,

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these bags are a simple and inexpensive way to wrap a wine bottle and can serve as a table decoration for future dinners as well. since theyre reversible, your recipients can choose which side they

By

e lin W aterston

oliday time is often party timefamily and neighborhood dinner parties abound. and of course, you cant show up to a dinner party

empty-handed. since im the worst cook ever, i prefer not to take a homemade food item. however, by presenting my hosts with a bottle of wine in a homemade gift bag, i can still feel like im making a personal contribution to the festivities.
prefer to display. if you like, you can also suggest to your hosts that youd be happy to have them re-gift the bags the next time theyre the guests at a dinner party.

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(to make 1 wine bottle bag)

1 fat quarter or 12 yard of 2 fabrics,


side a and side B (ive used batiks here, but use your fabric of choice.)

Fabric scraps for dove and reindeer Fusible web (such as


WonderUnder)

stabilizer, such as totally stable or


Heat away

sewing machine with darning/


free-motion foot

coordinating thread rotary cutter and mat ruler scissors iron and ironing surface Hand-sewing needle

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7. unfold the fabric and place

stabilizer under the appliqu dove, on the back side of the fabric.
8. using a darning foot and with the

feed dogs lowered, free-motion stitch the dove in place and remove the stabilizer.
9. fold the rectangle with right

sides together (vertically).


10. with a 14" seam allowance,

machine stitch down the side, turn the corner, and stitch across the bottom.
11. repeat steps 59 with the side

b fabric and reindeer appliqu. (see next step for side b stitching instructions.)
12. for the folded side b fabric, using

a 14" seam allowance, machine stitch down the side to about 5" from the bottom edge and backstitch to anchor the stitches.
13. leave an opening about 212" long

and stitch the remaining side edge, turn the corner, and stitch across the bottom edge.
14. miter the corners by pulling out

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1. measure the circumference and

original designs, onto the paper side of fusible web.


4. fuse the appliqu elements onto the

the sides of the bag at one bottom corner and folding so that the bottom seam lines up with the side seam (or side fold line).
15. measure and mark 1" from the

height of the wine bottle.


2. using a rotary cutter, cut a

appropriate fabric and cut them out.


5. fold the rectangle of the side a

point of the corner.


16. mark a line across the folded

rectangle 1" wider and 2" taller than your wine bottle, one each out of your 2 bag fabrics. (for example, cut a rectangle 11" 14" for a bottle that is 10" around and 12" high.)
3. trace the dove and reindeer

fabric wrong sides together (vertically).


6. Center the dove 4"5" from the

corner, perpendicular to the seam line, and stitch across this line. (See photos a and b.)
17. repeat steps 1416 for both

bottom edge of the rectangle and fuse in place. note: Be sure to do this with the fabric folded for proper placement.

bottom corners on both side a and side b fabrics.

appliqu elements, or your own

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18. turn the side a bag right-side out

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and slide it inside the side b bag (so the right sides are together), lining up the seam lines and the top edges of both bags.
19. pin and stitch the top edge closed,

with a 14" seam allowance.


20. Carefully pull side a through the

opening in the side b seam until both sides are right-side out. (See photos c and d.)
21. hand stitch the side b side seam

closed.
22. slide one side inside the other and

press the top seam.


23. place the wine bottle inside the

bag and fold over the top edge to form a cuff.

more deSign ideaS personalize your bags by


appliquing the names or initials of the recipient.

instead of appliquing, paint,


embroider, or print a design on the fabric.

wrap a cord or ribbon around the


top of the bag (under the cuff). to see more of elin's work, visit elinwaterston.com.

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AdApted from Quilting Arts gifts HolidAy 2008/2009

jewelry wrap
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Finished size: 8" x 10"

tash a special treasure inside this quilted jewelry wrap for traveling or gift giving.

cotton batik fabric for front of wrap,


9" x 11"

Wool-rayon blend felt for lining,


9" x 11"

cotton batik fabric for button,


3" x 3"

Lightweight woven fusible


interfacing, 3" x 3"

directionS
1. layer the front wrap fabric and

cotton batting, 1 2" x 1 2" 118" no-tools-required half ball


1 1

cover button

Double-stick tape 13 size e seed beads Nylon beading thread to match


beads

lining with their right sides facing. sew around the edges with a 12" seam allowance, starting and ending with a backstitch and leaving a 5" opening for turning.
2. turn the wrap right-side out

shank and pull it off. secure the cotton batting to the top of the button with double-stick tape. trim the batting so it is even with the buttons edge.
5. iron the interfacing to the reverse

30" narrow cording Decorative quilting thread all-purpose thread to match felt clear-drying, all-purpose adhesive
(bonds metal and fabric)

through the opening. fold in the 1 2" seam allowance of the opening and press, then slip stitch the opening shut with matching all-purpose thread.
3. free motion quilt the wrap,

Hand-sewing needle scissors small pliers iron sewing machine


By

side of the 3" x 3" piece of fabric. Cut out a 2"-diameter circle from this interfaced fabric using the pattern from the button package. follow the package directions to stretch the interfaced fabric over the button top.
6. stitch the size e seed beads around

following the designs of the batik across the surface and then stitching close to the edges all the way around.
4. use small pliers to squeeze

the edge of the button fabric with matching nylon beading thread, then snap the button backplate into the beaded button top.

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together the sides of the button

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7. lay the wrap with the cotton

side facing up and the 8" sides at the top and bottom. whipstitch the cording to the wrap with all-purpose thread, centering it 1" from the top edge. leave 10" of cording above the stitching and 20" below.
8. use all-purpose adhesive to

attach the embellished button to the wrap on top of the stitched part of the cording, leaving 12" of fabric between the button and the top edge of the wrap. the long end of the cording should be facing down (toward the bottom edge of the wrap) and the short end facing up.
9. trim the ends of the cording

to make a clean cut. apply adhesive sparingly onto the tips of the cording to prevent fraying. let the adhesive dry.
10. to use, place the jewelry in the

center of the felt side of the wrap. fold in the sides, then the bottom, and finally the top. bring the long piece of cording up and around the back of the wrap and tie the ends together in a bow underneath the button. to see more of laura's work, visit laurawestkong.com.

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