Finished size – 8″ x 18 ¹⁄”2 (20.3 x 47cm)
Add a touch of festive embroidery to your home this Christmas with this small table mat. Patchwork rows trimmed with
threaded back-stitch border an embroidered pair of sweet wrens and banner bearing a simple Christmas wish.
“Let There be Joy” explores the use of common embroidery stitches to create a variety of effects. Combine textures and
threads for a variegated look. Fill circles without satin-stitch. Combine stitches for a pretty banner edge and add threaded
backstitch to your patchwork… a simple stitch that gives the effect of small ric-rac.
This pattern includes an IRON ON TRANSFER so you won’t have to spend any of your stitching time tracing. You’ll also
find a full sized pattern sheet and comprehensive illustrated and photographic instructions.
REQUIREMENTS AS LISTED ON THE PATTERN COVER
Light Beige Fabric – A Fat Quarter OR 15cm x width of fabric – for embroidered panel
Red Print – A Fat Sixteenth – patchwork rows
Off-white and Red Print – A Fat Sixteenth – patchwork rows
Caramel Print – A Fat Sixteenth – patchwork rows
1st Dark Green Print – A Fat Sixteenth – above and below the panel
AND – A Fat Eighth – for backing the mat
2nd Dark Green Print – A Fat Eighth – outside borders
Fusible Stabiliser – 5 ¹⁄” x 19″ – embroidered panel
Thin Fusible Batting – 8″ x 18 ¹⁄”
Notions and embroidery threads
Stranded Embroidery Cottons (2 skeins of yellow, 1 skein of all others)
– Light-Medium Beige ⁄ Brown (I used DMC 167) – for bird, star hangers and banner
– Medium-Dark Brown (I used DMC 938) – for birds’ beaks, eyes and legs
– Red (I used DMC 221) – for berries and text in banner
– Medium Green (I used DMC 3011) – for leafy branches
– Mustard Yellow (I used DMC 729) – stars, banner, embroidered edges of patchwork
A very fine Fabric Marker
General sewing supplies
The Thought of the Month series includes feelgood redwork designs which can be made into simple wallhanging. They are designed to fit a 6 - 8" wire wallhanger (which we can provide for you @ $13) or tablestand.
Sign up to receive a monthly mailout complete with pattern, iron on transfer and all fabrics required to complete the top and prairie points. There are 9 in the series so far, but Helen has 3 others in the works so there will be 12 altogether. A great little gift that can be whipped up in a day or two.
We can also provide thread if you wish.