||First find or draw a dog bone
pattern about 8" X 5". You are more than welcome to use my pattern
shown to the left.
Just copy and
paste the photo to a word document. Then enlarge it enough so that
is measures about 8" X 5". Print it, and you have a pattern you can use
over and over again.
Pin and cut one
dog bone to use as an appliqué for your dog placemat.
(If you are familiar with heatbond, you
may use that to hold the bone in place before you sew it on.)
||We will be appliquéing the
bone in place.
Place the bone, pretty side up, in the
center of the center top piece of fabric which is also pretty side up. Pin
Zigzag stitch as close the edge of the bone
||Place both sides PRETTY SIDES
TOGETHER on the center top piece. Pin in place.
Stitch the sides using a 1/4" seam allowance.
||Press the seams towards the
center as shown in the photo.
||Place the quilt batting flat
on the table. On top of that place the backing of your mat with the pretty
side up, last, place the top of your place mat pretty side down as shown
in the photo.
Pin around the edges,
leaving an opening at the bottom as shown in the photo.
Stitch 1/4" seam allowance around the mat
making sure you leave an opening at the bottom.
||Trim around the edges if need
be. Be careful not to cut into your stitching line.
Turn your mat to pretty side out.
||Press your dog placemat so it
lies nice and flat.
Hand stitch the
||Your dog placemat is finished.
Send us a photo of your dog and his new placemat.
We'd love to see your work.