Good morning and welcome! If you love Americana as much as I do, then this freebie pattern is for you - a sort of thank you for visiting and following my blog!
I just finished this penny rug style candle mat/table runner that I designed myself and thought I could share it with anyone who is interested in making one for themselves.
Trust me, it's very straightforward and easy to do!I used some wool felt in black and of course red white and blue and some DMC floss for the blanket stitch around the border and to sew on the stars as well as 1776.
The black background piece of wool felt measures 12"x9" but you can re-size for whatever you need.
I appliqued the 3 stars on top of each other and then stitch the white lines on with three smaller stars in red, white and blue at the end of each line.I also stitched tiny little stars on each line to make it more like a firework.I stitched 1776 in the top left corner in red white and blue to finish it off!
There are variations I can think of such as doing the letters U S A in stead of stars at the end of each line or doing a longer runner with the design at each end. Just a few alternatives for you!
Please feel free to use this pattern and have a happy 4th July!