I am Marianna and I blog over at Craftluver Marianna and you can find my designs at QDD. I am honored to be invited once again by Madame Samm, to share a tutorial with you! So my thanks go out to her for all the work she does to keep this blog going and have us share amazing things with you all!
The finished size is 25.5” x 19.25”. You will need a dinner and dessert plate and some large scraps (4-5 FQ's in different coördinating shades). I used up some scraps of different size, so no yardage available this time. Fusible webbing is also a must!
The centre part with the plate is 15”x12.50” without seam allowances. The borders on the left and right side are 5” wide and 15” long (ex seam). The corner squares are 5.5”, with seams.
Cut a centre part 15.50” x 13” or a little larger if you think the applique will take up some extra fabric. Cut back to this size after ironing.
Cut out the two parts, but add a bit seam allowance on the inside curve of the bigger circle, so the smaller circle will be ironed upon that circle. That way you do not need to sew the inner circle of the large circle, but just the outside of the small circle. Use contrasting fabric for both circles.
Centre both circles by folding the background twice in half to find the centre and do this too with the circles. Place the folding marks on each other. Peel off the paper and iron them on to the background centre rectangle you just cut out. Use a decorative stitch, or a satin stitch, to sew both circles to the background.
I made 10 flying geese units for the left border and 12 units for the horizontal border above the plate unit. The flying geese border is 3” wide and 13” long. Add a strip of contrasting fabric 13” x 1.75” on each side of the FG units to finish the left FG border and for the top border cut twice15.5”x 1,75”. Attach the top border to the plate unit first.
For the left border attach a square of 5.5” to the top of the FG border. Attach this border to the left of the plate centre/top border unit. Those side borders should measure 5.5” x 17.5”. The top border, without the squares, should measure 15.5” x 5.5”.
The right border has an extra pocket attached for the cutlery. Measure the wideness and height of all the cutlery you plan to put beside a plate. Add 1” lengthwise and 1” wideness. This will be the measurement for the pocket. I chose to make an extra pocket flap to cover the cutlery, but it is not needed. Now I will give you the measurements how I did make this part. Especially your right border can be wider if you have more cutlery, so check before you cut your fabrics!
The flap is made out of 1 FG unit and I added a backing and turned the flap inside out (cut the corners a little before you turn). The top of this flap will still be open and will be sewn in between the 2nd and 3rd FG unit. I chose to have a little opening to take out the cutlery easier.
Make the inside of the pocket by making a whole border 13” x 3”. I used 2 FG units at the top, sewed the flap as mentioned in between 2nd and 3rd unit, and a couple FG inside the pocket, but not all the way down, as you won’t see that part. Just what is visible. That is the 1st big part of this border.
The 2nd part is the top part of the pocket. I made it out of 7 FG units (or as long as your cutlery is) and sewed a backing right sides together at ¼” from the top only. I turned the backing to the back of the FG part and stitched it down at ¼ “ from the top, so you get a nice finished edge. After turning the fabric to the back I also sewed the sides together at 1/8 “, so they won’t slip away.
Have fun and I hope to see you around on my blog these days (I am part of the bloghop too today).
Bye for now!