Avalon Candle Mat Mini Tutorial

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I always enjoy using up every last scrap from a charm pack or any of my quilt fabrics as they aren’t cheap.

I recently shared my Clamshell Pillow tutorial that was made with a charm pack. I was able to get 64 little 1½- inch squares from the leftovers of the clamshell cuts and made a little 8-inch square.

This fast and easy tutorial makes an Avalon Candle Mat mint. The finished size is a 12-inch square candle mat.

Finished Avalon Candle Mat Mini Tutorial

I also had a fat quarter of the red floral print and I used that for a 2½-inch border.

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Then I added my backing, batting and quilted it.

I just cut 2 1/2″ strips from another fat quarter that I had and added the binding using my machine binding tutorial.

Avalon Candle Mat Mini and Clamshell pillow

Isn’t it cute with the Clamshell pillow that I made last week and…..all the scraps from the charm pack are used up.

ready to quilt the Avalon Candle Mat Mini
ready to quilt the candle mat

I always enjoy a photo of the work before quilting.

Closeup of quilting on the Avalon Candle Mat Mini Tutorial
closeup of quilting

A closeup shows that I just did a free motion wiggle stitch over the seams and some stippling in the borders.

Backing for the Avalon Candle Mat Mini Tutorial
backing fabric

The backing and binding were some other pieces I picked up that match perfectly.

Avalon Candle Mat Mini Tutorial finished
Avalon Candle Mat with plant

I thought the colors in my mug looked cute with it….can you imagine how many cookies I could put on this!!

Maybe I’ll skip the cookies and just use it for a centerpiece.

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  1. I love the colors in that line and your mat is just gorgeous.

  2. I love the candle mat! One of these days I need to make some for myself. Someday…lol.

  3. Love your pillow and candle mat. I too try to use up all of my scraps!

  4. OK, I KNOW I sound like a broken record Connie, but I really love the candle mat. I need to make one of these for Curt. He's been using the Yankee candles I don't really love so I want to make one for him to put under the jar so it won't heat up onto his desk or the printer.

  5. Lorna McMahon says:

    Love this candle mat, Connie! And especially the quilting. It gives the illusion of a jigsaw puzzle. Great use of those scraps!

  6. Elvis Lives says:

    Very nice clamshells

  7. grammajudyb says:

    Your candle mat is really pretty. I like the squiggle wiggle over the seams. I may borrow for use on some of my smaller projects. Good for you to use it all up. That is my goal this year….to use up my stash and all the bits and pieces.

  8. You do seem to get a lot of mileage out of your fabric! 🙂 Very nice. Congrats to Pamela!! 🙂

  9. So glad to see I'm not the only one using every last crumb. (I am trying to convince myself of a 1" minimum save rule.)

  10. I love that clamshell cushion. The clamshell pattern and the colours work really well on that scale. Isn't it satisfying to use every last scrap of fabric! 🙂

  11. Createology says:

    Fabulous use of every snippet of fabric. Love both projects and how they coordinate. Congratulations to Pamela C. Creative Stitching Bliss…

  12. Vicki in MN says:

    Way to go on using up the charm pack instead of throwing it into the 'I'll use this someday' bin, LOL
    I have a partial I am planning using as soon as I find time, spring craft show and customer quilts got me hopping!

  13. juliehallfeldhaus says:

    Such a cute mat. I was cutting some prepinted labels and thought they would be a perfect starting point for a mug rug. I think I will work on that idea later today!!

  14. Paula @ Sewy Stuff says:

    Those are some itty bitty squares! Beautiful, both pillow and candle mat!