Our sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop, is sponsoring a blog hop today to acquaint you with a Really Cool Product. I'm all about Really Cool Products and gadgets and stuff. (Grin)
If you jumped over here from FQS or one of the other blogs, welcome!!
This is awesome stuff! Our project was to create placemats using the free pattern on the Soft and Stable package.
I had some lovely batiks left from another project, so I used them for the light, medium, and dark tones mentioned on the pattern.
It becomes a quilt-as-you-go project, as you "sew and flip" the strips until you have covered the sheet of stabilizer. It's almost like sewing on a sheet of foam, but it's much more forgiving, and easier to handle!
When you finish the top, just add a piece for backing, and bring the edges around to make a faux binding on your place mat.
You can see I had some issues there....even my walking foot didn't want to cooperate, so I think I shall do a small amount of unsewing and baste it down, then sew.
Now the edge is much better! I basted those bad boys down and stitched them into submission!
I'm sure all of you Lilypad followers will have no trouble -- I was actually scrambling to finish this and head out of town for a meeting! (Grin) One of these days, I'll retire . . . .
Enjoy the other bloggers' posts, check out the Fat Quarter Shop blog, and be sure to try out the Soft and Stable product. Here is a link to find it at the Fat Quarter Shop!
I can see this product making Christmas gifting quick and easy, and there are many other choices of fabrics and occasions. Everyone loves to dress up their table, so get some of the Soft and Stable and try it soon!