Five Tips From the Cookies For Santa Mat DIME Cover Project

I'll show you five tips from my DIME cover project that will come in handy!

It is hard to believe it has been one year since my Cookies for Santa project was published in Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine. You could sew a mat of your own or purchase an already made placemat.

The applique Santa Claus from Jump Rope Designs, and Tinker Toy font are perfect. I'll give you five tips that will make your project even better.

1. Use textured fabrics.

Try using wool felt for the hat, a Minky for the hat brim and ball, and a wooly fabric for the beard. They add interest and dimension to an already adorable applique design.