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Fall Pumpkin Table Mat Applique Project – Finished!

Last summer, I started this wool appliqué table mat.

It didn’t get finished (or hardly even started) before fall of 2013.

However, it did get done in time for decorating our house this fall!

Hooray for finishing a UFO!

This previous post includes links to a video instruction set on how to do wool appliqué.

Wool Fall Pumpkin Table Mat

Fall Pumpkin Wool Decor Stitch Detail

Two Tips for Appliqué Projects (….from a beginner)

  • If you’re going to be a little slow, don’t fuse all your pieces down at the beginning. Six months later, they will be falling off. In the future, I’ll just fuse/iron a few pumpkins down at a time. Once I have them appliquéd, then I’ll iron on a few more. This was especially true for the little leaves, which had a tendency to fall off over time.
  • Applique projects go much faster if you keep all the supplies together & right by the TV – work a little several nights a week during the news. Rather than picking it up once every three months. This seems like common sense, but it took me a while to get the hang of working just a few minutes at a time.

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Hey, I’m Sierra Shea! I am so glad you are here. 

Where do I start with writing to introduce this blog? At the beginning, I suppose: I’ve been writing on various platforms online since 2013. I started blogging shortly after moving to South Dakota.

I am a mother and a maker at heart. I’m so grateful to be married to John and mother of three: Joslyn, J.D. and Jesse.

I am a self-taught decorator and designer. I am a brand new shepherdess and a Spiritual Director.

I love living in South Dakota, even though the winters & the wind can be a near-daily struggle.

Blogging is a grounding force in my life and it helps get me out of my head, unstuck and moving in the directions I always hoped I’d be going!