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Scrappy Mousepad

Make sure your passion for quilting shows-even at your desk! Save those bits of fabric and turn them into a customized mousepad that tells your story.


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Finish Insert

1. Glue stickers to cardstock. Cut out with deckle-edge scissors to make tags. Using hole punch, cut a hang hole in each tag. Color edges of tags and circle with stamping ink or marker, if desired.

2. Thread together tags with six strands of yellow floss. Thread one end of yellow floss onto a needle. Referring to photo, hand-sew tags and decorative circle to one side of insert front. Tie floss strands together with a square knot leaving 2-1/2" tails; knot tail ends.

3. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over wrong side of insert front. Use a pencil to trace around the shape. Cut out fusible-web shape. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web shape to wrong side of insert front; let cool and peel off paper backing. Lay fused insert front onto cardstock or heavy paper. Fuse in place; let cool.

4. Trim embellished insert to 7x8-1/4", rounding corners. Machine-stitch close to edges through all layers to complete mouse pad insert. Slide insert in place under protective cover of mouse pad holder.