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Halloween Decor for Your Round Table/ matching tablecloth of one of the materials
Quilted Hotpad Centerpiece
This is a centerpiece for our round table in the kitchen for halloween. It is quilted and I used double thickness quilt batting. You could add heat protection you can buy by the yard in the center of the two pieces of Quilt batting if you are going to put really hot things on your table.
The first thing you do is pick your materials for the piece. I chose what looked cute and I could freehand the design myself when cutting the pieces to quilt on the top of the hot pad, and picked designs that had small items I could cut around and applique. I got enough fabric to do the round tablecloth and the centerpiece.
The first design is appliqued on with an embroidery stitch that is an overstitch and the second design- the Spider bigger and encompasses more area. The first side is appliqued to one layer of double batting and the second side is appliqued to one layer of double batting. The folder over edges are done after both sides have been appliqued and are big enough to fit all in with the edges of the border folded in and ironed then embroidery stitched along the edges to catch both sides of the foldover. The corners are miter folded as you stitch.
The pieces I chose had Scary Black Cats, Bats and Spiders and Spider Webs. I picked one material that had an off white background where the cutouts would stand out and one side the piece is traditional Orange which also gives a good contrast to third material, which was a black background candy corn. The reasons for choosing this fabric were many. A. The Black is a great offset for Halloween and contrast on the other fabrics. B. The Candy Corn makes great eyes for the bats and parts for the Cateyes. The sides of the cateyes are the candy corn and then a little black cat head is cut out of the fabric and centered in each eye.
Once again, when doing the spider, the teeth are alternating and askew candy corns cut out.
The spider is freehand cut and the center of the spider is alternating contrasting fabric in the shape of a candy corn on the belly of the spider as a spoof on a black widow spider marking.
The big black cat has a round tummy spot of orange spider bat fabric to pull the theme of the bats flying over together.
For the centerpiece just some fun fat quarters will do.
I made a table cloth also using the two fabrics and layering on batting and then quilted, with the edge of the table cloth being a ruffle of the orange striped spider fabric for an accent of spider webs and spiders....... You can do this with any theme and use just the center piece or the centerpiece on top of a table cloth. and go wild with placemats also... Make them reversible too.... HAVE FUN!!!!!!..... So little time... and so many ideas.... FUN FUN FUN