Friday, December 16, 2022

Santa Snacks Reindeer Mat tutorial

Hello and Happy December!
Today I shared a Santa Snacks mat tutorial over on the Thermoweb blog; here you'll find the tutorial for the coordinating Reindeer Mat! In my family, we put out snacks for Santa on Christmas Eve, and I thought it would be fun to create a little quilted mat to hold the cookies and milk for Santa, plus sugar and carrots for the reindeer. Adding Liquid Vinyl to the finished mats helps keep them clean from cookie crumbs and spilled milk!

Find the Santa Snacks Mat tutorial here.

For both of these projects, I used fabrics from A Cozy Winter by Cherry Guidry for Benartex. 
Such cute fabric! 

 Let's get started!

You'll Need:
(4) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" strips of holiday fabric 
(1) 8-1/2" square for backing

Download the template for reindeer prints here

Make the Reindeer Mat
Step 1 Sew the (4) 2-1/2" x 8-1/2" strips together along long edges. 

Step 2 Fuse the 8-1/2" square of Fusible Fleece to the wrong side of the pieced unit.

Step 3 Layer 8-1/2" backing square right side up and the pieced unit right side down, matching raw edges. 

Step 4 Stitch around the outer edges, leaving an opening for turning. 

Step 5 Turn right side out and press opening closed. 

Step 6 Machine quilt  1/4" on both sides of each seam line, backstitching at edges. Topstitch around the outer edge of the mat, closing the opening and also double securing the machine quilting lines. 

Step 6 Trace (4) reindeer prints onto the paper side of fusible web. Fuse onto the wrong side of black fabric and cut out on the drawn lines. 

Step 7 Arrange the prints on the quilted mat and fuse into place. 

Step 8 Referring to manufacturer's directions, apply Liquid Vinyl to the mat. 

And you're done! Make sure to check out the tutorial for the Santa Snacks mat as well.

Psst...looking for another fun holiday sewing project? Check out my Strippy Improv Holiday pattern! It features 5 different blocks to choose from. 

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