Before we begin sewing attach the fusible interfacing to all 12 squares of fabric 1.
Check with the makers information to be sure but generally the shiny side has the adhesive and needs to be fabric side down.
Press it into place on the wrong side of the fabric. In short the wrong side of the fabric should be up against the shiny side of the interfacing.
Press on a warm setting.
Now we can start to sew!
Sew the border strips to the smaller squares of fabric
I chain piece these one side at a time, then clip apart
Press open towards the darker fabric, and repeat for the remaining sides
All Remaining steps for both versions
Pair up fabric 1 and 2 squares right sides together for all 12 sections
Sew around all 4 edges leaving a 2″ gap for turning
Clip the corners diagonally to reduce bulk
Turn the squares and press out the corners using a chopstick.. DO NOT use scissors, pins or anything which could mark or cut the fabric
Press the squares flat and ensure the turning gap is folded under
Top stitch around the edge, which gives a nice professional looking finish and closes the turning gap at the same time
Using the template mark the sew lines on fabric 1
All the individual blocks are prepared, now is a good time to take a break and have the tipple of your choice. If you are keen then crack on to the Final Instructions in Part 3 straight away.
The Video Tutorial is below, please excuse my very sore throat in the video.
That’s it for the basic versions of the Fabric Origami Candle Mat. As I mentioned before you can add embellishments, buttons, bows, ribbons, sequins and more to pretty the mat up. You can also make a quilted version using wadding and binding once you have quilted the panels together.
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I hope you enjoy this make!