How to Make a Doorstop with Fat Quarters
One thing I find really annoying when I’m carrying a tray of drinks, or food, from the kitchen is that the door swings shut – and you’re stuck with your hands full! So I have a solution – a cute little doorstop . . .
- Two fat quarters and a 14 centimetre square of co-ordinating fabrics – I used some from a fat quarter bundle ( I used the remaining fabric for some beautiful bunting – stay tuned for the blog post!)
- Fusible interfacing – 39 centimetres by 43 centimetres
- Felt sheet in grey, green (I used two different shades) and pink (again I used two different shades)
- Six beads for flower centres
- 40 centimetres White ric rac
- Sewing thread
- Big Shot Machine
- Sizzix Bigz Die – Tree w/Flower, Heart and Leaves by doodlebug design inc
- Lentils/rice or something with weight to fill the doorstop
1. Cut one piece of fabric 39 centimetres by 28 centimetres from each of the two fabrics. Cut a piece of interfacing to the same size and iron onto the wrong side of the blue spot fabric – this will be the outside.
2. Using the die and Big Shot cut two trees in grey felt. Cut a total of eight large, ten small leaves and two clumps of grass from the green felts. Cut three flowers and two hearts from the pink felts.
3. Using the photos as a guide, lay out the trees and the leaves on the blue spot fabric, pin and then stitch in place.
4. Add the flowers and fix in place by stitching the beads in the middle.
5. Stitch the yellow spot lining to the blue.
6. Match the side seams, with right sides together, pin and then stitch with a 6 millimetre seam allowance.
7. Iron fusible interfacing to the 14 centimetre square and then cut a 12.5 centimetre circle for the doorstop base.
8. Turn the doorstop out so that the raw edges are together and pin to the circle based, matching the raw edges together. Stitch a 6 millimetre seam.
9. Turn the doorstop right sides out, and fill with your chose of ‘weight’.
10. Tie the top of the edge with the white ric rac to complete.