Milk and Cookies Mat
Follow my tutorial, on how to make your very own ‘milk and cookie mat’
Please read through all the instructions before starting your project
Four Mats - Finished size: 7” x 10”
4 FQ from the ‘little forest’ bundle available at Craft Cotton and Hobbycraft
FQ of H250 iron-on stabilizer by vlieseline
FQ of Craft Cotton Heritage premium quilt wadding
Gutermann thread; brown 694 and teal 234
FQ of vlieseline bondaweb
50” piece of ¾” brown satin ribbon (optional)
2 wooden button (optional)
Iron-away marker pen
Quilters ruler, rotary cutter/scissors
Basic sewing supplies
Making the mats – makes four!
Step 1: Cutting
Four pieces from the grey fabric 10 ½” x 7 ½”
Two pieces from the tree fabric 10 ½” x 7 ½”
Two pieces from the teal fabric 10 ½” x 7 ½”
Four pieces from the stabilizer 10” x 7”
Four pieces from the wadding 10” x 7”
Two teal strips 7 ½” x 3”
Two grey strips 7 ½” x 3”
Assembling the Milk and cookie mat
Begin by turning and pressing ¼” along each long edge of the four strips, and pin the top of each mat (1” from the left-hand side)
Fuse (turn steam off on iron) the stabilizer to the four ‘tree’ (backing) pieces
Roughly cut out the animals of your choice from the ‘little forest’ fabric, and fuse to the Bondaweb (once the pieces are positioned onto the Bondaweb, lay a piece of baking paper over the top, to avoid getting the glue on your iron). Cut out accurately, leaving 0.5/8” of the brown around each piece
Once happy with positioning, peel the backing off the Bondaweb and iron/fuse in place.
Pin the wadding the wrong side of the mat, and FMQ around each applique (drop feed dogs and change foot to a darning/free motion quilting foot)
Use a decorative stitch, and brown thread to sew the strips in place, remove all pins.
Lay a backing piece RST, to a front piece, and sew together using ¼” seam allowance, leaving a 3-4” gap for turning. Trim the corners.
Turn, press and hand stitch up the gap
Add a decorative stitch along the strips, and across the top right-hand corner, to hold the wadding in place
You could bundle these ‘milk and cookie’ mats together using a piece of ribbon, and glue a couple of wooden buttons on for decoration – makes a lovely gift
This ‘Milk and Cookie’ mat tutorial has been created by me - creativeblonde.
Stockist for the fabrics and wadding found in this tutorial
www.craftcotton.com 0161 832 9431
Stockist for Gutermann threads firstname.lastname@example.org 01453 883581
Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Company 2018