Monday, August 22, 2022

It Takes Two


I did get my day in the sewing room yesterday but I have to admit it's never as much fun as you think it's going to be. I started out with a bad case of second placemat syndrome but luckily I had done all the cutting the night before so it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

Making one placemat is a lot of fun-making two, not so much. I ran out of steam with sewing down the binding. I need a good movie and TCM wasn't doing it for me yesterday. It was Clint Eastwood day and westerns and war movies aren't my thing unless we are beating up on Nazis in WW2. I'm always up for beating up Nazis. 

After looking through the rest of the kits I can see that I have more than enough material left to make a couple more placemats in a different design. I only need two of anything because we only eat on the island in the kitchen like a couple of heathens. 

I briefly mentioned my new fabric glides yesterday. In anticipation of the big machine quilting adventure with the Sunflower quilt I bought a new slider mat and those glides to see if they could help with fabric movement under the needle. Free motion isn't so free when you're dragging along a heavy quilt sandwich. I'm glad I'm practicing with the placemats because there is a pretty steep learning curve with both. It went better the second time around but I'm still not ready for the big thing. 


  1. Love the veggie fabric! That would make a cute apron too!

  2. I can’t imagine muscling a full size quilt around on a domestic machine. I have a hard enough time with baby quilts. The mats look great!

  3. Ha - I've got you beat - my placemats (when I make them) will be fore decoration only... Dave and I eat in front of the tv on the couch/chair. And we rarely have company - our diningroom table really is just for show! Lol