NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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Celebrate spring and sew a new Table Mat! This Easter-themed project is an updated version of Nancy Zieman’s turned-tube technique. Today, we’re stitching our Table Mat with Easter Egg Hunt 2-1/2″ fabric strips and Pellon’s convenient 2-1/2″ Precut Cotton Batting Strips! The sewing is fun and the finished Table Mat provides a festive table decoration. Or, make two or more and create a set of placemats! 

NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Fat Quarter Pack by Natàlia Juan Abelló for Riley Blake Designs features 18 coordinating fabrics in pink, mint, white, yellow, mustard, and coral. Prints include rabbits and flowers; eggs with floral frames; tossed carrots and dots; bunny characters and flowers; tossed florals; and geometric stripes.

Easter Egg Hunt Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Don’t you just love the start of Spring? A promise for brighter days, flowers growing everywhere and colorful gardens coming to life after a long winter. And so, it’s time to play outdoors and have some fun with the Easter Egg Hunt! Let’s hop through the bushes and skip over wildflowers to find our sweet treasure: Easter Eggs! Cute bunnies, tasty carrots and dainty flowers evoke the joys of Easter, with heaps of positivity through a pastel brights color palette.

 

NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Approximate finished size: 13″ x 18″

 

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Supply Listing

 

Create Fabric Strips

  • Cut three 2-1/2″ crosswise fabric strips from each of six fat quarters. Cut a total of eighteen strips – each measuring approximately 2-1/2″ x 21″.

NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Place crosswise fabric strips right sides together, offsetting short ends, and stitch diagonally between right angles.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Seam fabric strips together with diagonal seams, stitching all eighteen strips in to one continuous strip.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Press seams flat, then press seams open.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Trim seam allowance to 1/4″.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Cut batting strip narrow end at a 45° angle. Fold narrow fabric strip end, wrong sides together, at a 45° angle. Press.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Layer batting strip to wrong side of fabric strip, tucking cut end of batting strip under folded fabric end.
  • Insert into Jellyroll Jig. 

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Sandwich fabric/batting assembly between two clear plastic guide strips (included with the Jellyroll Jig), placing rough side of guides toward  batting/fabric.
  • With clear plastic guide extending 1″ beyond the end of fabric/batting assembly, pinch plastic guide strips and guide batting/fabric assembly into the Jellyroll Jig) wide opening.
  • Slide Jellyroll Jig onto fabric/batting assembly and remove plastic guide strips.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

 

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  • Edgestitch fabric/batting assembly, along long open edge.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Advance fabric/batting through Jellyroll Jig and continue stitching.

 

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsFold fabric/batting assembly strip meeting long edges and Wonder Clip as need to hold layers together.

 

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Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions For tangle-free fabric/batting strip folding, place seamed fabric strip and batting roll in two separate baskets. Place baskets on floor below sewing table. 

 

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Continue advancing fabric/batting strip through Jellyroll Jig and edgestitching fabric/batting assembly along long open edge.
  • Stop stitching about 6″ from strip end.
  • Complete strip by cutting fabric strip end at a 45° angle. Cut batting strip end at 45° angle, and 1″ shorter than fabric.
  • Fold fabric strip end up meeting wrong sides together.
  • Resume stitching to end of strip. At corner, stop with needle down. Lift presser foot, pivot, and stitch across short end of fabric. Backstitch and cut threads.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Fold over about 8″ sewn fabric strip forward onto itself. Note: The stitching line on the fabric strip will be located to the right.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Set sewing machine for a wide zigzag stitch, and stitch fabric strip together.  Zig in one fabric and zag in the other, while “kissing” fabric edges together.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Stitch to the end of the 8″ strip and stop with needle down in right fabric.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Continue stitching, turning stitched table mat counter clockwise as you stitch.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Continue adding stitched fabric rows, turning stitched table mat counter clockwise as you stitch.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

 

 Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsAn Edge Joining Presser Foot also works great when seaming fabric strips.

Edge Joining Sewing Machine Presser Foot Available at ShopNZP.com

  • At about 4″ from the end, tuck folded end of fabric strip under table mat edge, and continue stitching to end of strip. Backstitch.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  •  Steam and press finished table mat.

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Blog

Our New! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat! sewing project is so fun to sew! Make two or more and create a set of coordinating placemats!

Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat Supply Listing

 

Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

Clover's Wonder Clips 10 pc. - Red Available at Nancy Zieman Productions ShopNZP.com

For a chance to be the random winner of a 10 Pack of Wonder Clips from Clover, please leave a comment below about our NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat. Clover will give away one 10 Pack of Wonder Clips to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 

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The randomly selected winners of one of our I Sew For Fun Sewing Tools from Clover, from the March 4 Blog Post, We’re Celebrating National Quilting Month with a Few of our Favorite Quilting Tools! are:

Julie K – I could use the seam presser and the 2-point turning tool. I have trouble with getting the seams flat, as well as turning and getting sharp points in my sewing. Thanks for all of the tips for sewing the easy (Nancy) way!

Linda Nelson – I could really use the Protect n Grip thimble. My old hands need help!

Cynthia – Any of these notions would be a useful addition to my sewing room!

Susan – The Protect ‘n Grip Thimble would be my choice as I do various needlework and this thimble looks like it would be very helpful.

 

2021 NZP Pillow Sewing Challenge

Join the NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Pillow Sewing Challenge this March at the NZP Blog! Deadline to enter is Thursday, March 25, 2021.

 

Celebrate Spring Sewing!

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17 Comments

  • Cynthia
    March 11, 2021

    I love Wonder Clips. They are so helpful when sewing projects where pins aren’t ideal.

  • Robin Rodriquez
    March 11, 2021

    Wonder Clips are the best invention since the rotary cutter! LOVE them!

  • Patti Williamson
    March 11, 2021

    I’ve just love a wonderclip. This mat is BEAUTIFUL!

  • Dixie
    March 11, 2021

    Love the wonder clips. They are very useful where pins don’t work well.

  • Vickie Bell
    March 11, 2021

    Love the colors of this tablemat for Easter or Spring! Who couldn’t use a few extra binding clips… so useful when hand sewing the binding on.

  • Margaret Holland
    March 11, 2021

    I wish your projects had PRINTABLAE formats.

  • Rosie
    March 11, 2021

    Wonder clips are so handy. I’ve been using them as I make masks for everyone. Thanks for the chance to add some extras.

  • Gail S
    March 11, 2021

    Wonder clips are great, especially for projects like the table topper that are too thick for pins.

  • Diane L Putzer
    March 11, 2021

    What a fun Easter table centerpiece. I love Wonder Clips!

  • Nicole Jarvis
    March 11, 2021

    Super cute fabric! This would be a great starter project for me. I want to do a jell roll rug for my room. Easter fabric would be beautiful for my take.

  • Carol Netzler
    March 12, 2021

    I love the colors in the new Easter table mat.

  • Karen
    March 13, 2021

    This mat is so cheerful and pretty. Wonder clips are well wonderful. One can never have enough.

  • Cynthia
    March 15, 2021

    I am one of the randomly selected winners of one of your I Sew For Fun Sewing Tools from Clover, from the March 4 Blog Post.

    I have not received an email yet regarding how to claim my prize. Have the emails bee sent and I missed it, or are they on their way soon?
    Thanks for your help

  • Susan
    March 18, 2021

    NEW! Easter Egg Hunt Table Mat is just adorable in the fabrics selected. Certainly would make a great gift!

  • Virginia
    March 25, 2021

    I would love to try the wonder clips. I bet they would work well for making masks. No more pin sticks.

  • Gena Sheppard
    March 26, 2021

    The Easter Egg Mat is very pretty and looks easy to make with the right tools. Love the Wonder Clips!!

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