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Candle Mats

I hope everyone that participated in the recent Candle Mat Swap has had a great experience. I know there are a few late arrivals that should be delivered in the coming weeks. If you haven’t received yours yet, and you haven’t let me know already, please do drop me an email so that I can follow up.

Check out the beautiful Candle Mats in the Flickr group. It is so inspiring to see so many variations of one pattern. They are all incredible.

Sharon Vrooman sent me this lovely candle mat. I just love the colours she used and the angled corners. It fits perfectly on my side table in the living room.


Sharon also sent me a few gifts.. a thread catcher, mini pin cushion and some beautiful embroidery threads that I’m looking forward to using soon. Thanks Sharon!


I made four candle mats using two Fruitcake charm packs. I love the colours in this fabric line.

For the quilting, I used an off-white rayon thread and did an all-over, middle-sized stipple. I loved this thread as it added great sparkle to the candle mats.

Here’s the pattern and photo tutorials if you want to make your own candle mats:

For design inspiration, check the Flickr group.

Ottawa Creator Camp – Update

I mentioned in my earlier post that I would be giving a quilting trunk show and presentation at tomorrow’s Ottawa Creator Camp. Unfortunately, my presentation has been cancelled. I’ll still be attending the event, but won’t be presenting my quilts. Hope to see some of you there.

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This post was published on December 7th, 2010. Post topics: My Quilting Journey, Special Features. Post tags: , , .

5 Responses to “Candle Mats”

  1. Michelle says:

    Fabulous candle mats – thanks for the tutorial link. Great selection of gifts from your swap partner :0)

  2. Mom says:

    I received an early Christmas present from my daughter. Matt number 3 proudly sits in my house, but I am just wondering where the other 3 are?? Having four (greedy Mother) would make lovely placemats as well.

    Thanks Honey

  3. Anita Westerveld says:

    Wow Mich, you did a wonderful job on the candle mats, you have been busy!!! Hug from Anita.

  4. Well I was Mishka swap partner and I received mat number three – Thanks so much Mishka!

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