Written by Linda Chaney, mother & Laura Chaney, daughter
- Contain It! English-Paper Pieced Accessories
- Printed copy of Template 120, hexagon base (be sure to check it printed correctly by measuring the 2″ square on the pattern piece)
- 2 Fat Quarters (18″ x 22″) of Fabric (one for the inside of vase, one for the outside)
- Stabilizer (Peltex, Timtex or Buckram) measuring 20″ x 25″
- 1/4″ Fusible Tape (we like Steam-a-Seam 2)
- Iron with Steam
- Coordinating thread
- Basic sewing supplies (needle, scissors, thimble, wonderclips or pins etc)
|Click here for a printable PDF of Template 120.|
4. Follow the directions for vase construction that begin on page 35 (Medium Concave Vase). Remember that all of the 3-D containers are constructed in the same way with these basic steps:
- Make the templates
- Cut the stabilizer pieces
- Cut the fabric pieces
- Fuse the fabric and stabilizer pieces together
- Assemble the Octopus
- Sew the Octopus (hand or machine-see pages 13-15)
- Complete the container with the outside base
Review the detailed directions on pages 9-16 with any questions. If you want to make sure the Octopus looks right, take a peek at the Concave Vase with a Hexagon Base diagram on page 42.
5. Decide what you’ll do with your new vase! Keep it for yourself? Or give it as a hostess gift when you attend Thanksgiving or another holiday party? Either way, be sure to post your pictures on the Prairie Sewn Studios Facebook Page or email them to us at contact@PrairieSewnStudios.com.
We’ll see you next week on October 12 for the second project from our Countdown to Christmas with instructions to make the Gift Box with Lid!
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