Ugly Christmas Sweaters – HST Bonus Sewing Machine Mat Tutorial
I chose to use my HST’s to make this beautiful 16″ x 25″ Sewing Machine Mat. That way I will always have a reminder of the Ugly Christmas Sweaters quilt, how much I enjoyed making it, and how much fun it was to have you all quilting along with me!
This 16″ x 25″ Sewing Machine Mat was made using 40 pieces of 2.5″ squares. I used my Bonus HST’s, but any 2.5″ squares will work to follow this tutorial.
Here are the requirements:
40 – 2.5″ squares
32 – 1.5″ x 2.5″ strips
9 – 1.5″ x 14.5″ strips
2 – 1.5″ x 25.5″ strips
2 – 2.25″ x 42″ strips of Binding
Batting and Backing to cover 20″ x 30″
Step 1: Arrange your 2.5″ squares into a grid with 8 pieces per row and using 5 rows.
Step 2: Sew the 1.5″ x 2.5″ strips to the bottoms of the pieces in the first 4 rows.
Step 3: Sew the pieces into columns.
Step 4: Sew the 1.5″ x 14.5″ strips between each of the columns.
Step 5: Sew the 1.5″ x 25.5″ strips along the top and bottom.
You can click here to go to the Ugly Christmas Sweaters Quilt Along page for all the details. On that page you will find the layouts and quilt sizes and also see the full schedule.
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It is not necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate. But if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, Ugly Christmas Sweaters is available for purchase and includes complete cutting instructions and a detailed guide to finishing the entire quilt in any of the four different sizes listed. The pattern is available in my pattern store here.