Welcome to TGIFF – Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday! This is an international group so the party begins Thursday at 6 pm EDT and ends at Midnight Saturday, so you have plenty of time to link up a finish. If you want to know more about this, you can read all about TGIFF here. The link-up for this week is near the bottom of this post.
The Placematties Project
The Placematties are a product designed by Quiltsmart. Quiltsmart has been around a long time. This project is similar to others in that you are given an interfacing to make your placemats. Easy peasy!
Constructing the placemats
These placemats were fun to make. I bought some new fabric when I was on retreat and dove in. The fabric is from the Northcott’s Whale Song line (DP24983-46 & DP24988-42)and a Moda Grunge Surf.
The first thing you do is attach the interfacing to the background (which is also layered with fusible batting and the backing fabric) and the inner piece and sew all around on the curvy sewing line. Both have a slit, which you use in the next step.
Next you cut on the other line and turn the pieces inside out through the slits that were made.
I pressed both of these. The one with the magical sea creatures has the fusible side out SO it required pressing the edges on a teflon mat to get them ready to be attached to the background.
I then layered them. You cover the slit with the top piece and then fuse that to the backing and then sew around the edges of both pieces.
I used a fun Aurifil # 3770, Stone Washed Denim, that was slightly variegated. The foot I used was clear, and I moved the needle all the way to the right and used that red line on the right as the guide for keeping on the curves. In addition to the top sewing that was recommended, I also choose to sew around a few of the images in the center of the placemat.
Once you understand the construction, the placemats are very quick to make. There is no hard sewing, just gentle curves. I definitely recommend this technique and may even come up with my own rectangle version!
Join the Linky Party
Now it’s your turn to post, and the rules are simple – write up a tip or group of tips or a tutorial that is quilting or sewing-related and link that post below. Post your finishes for the week! This party is open from Thursday 6 pm ET to Saturday at 11:55 pm.
Coming Up on My Blog
Retreat Placemats & TGIFF 2/23/23
SAHRR Round #5
SAHRR Round #6
Dust Off a Book Blog Hop 3/8/23
Diatom Row 2 (4/13)
There is some leftover from the project, but I am calling this 2.5 yards out! and a .5 for a binding for a benefit quilt!
Fabric out this month: 3 Fabric out this year: 15
Fabric in this month: 0 Fabric in this year: 16.75
NET Fabric: 1.25