This fabric was washed, dried and ironed before making the quilt sandwich.
I made this oval placemats about 30 years ago. Back then I bought quilted fabric and bias tape, cut the ovals out, attached the bias tape and they were done.
This is a bought blue cotton place mat that shrunk in the laundry. ~sigh For this project I decided to use a rectangle rather than oval shape.
Next the batting laid out smooth and flat.
Followed by the denim top side.
This quilt sandwich was pin basted.
I choose the Superior 100% cotton cream coloured thread.
The quilting design is jesters' hats.
Cut to 12' by 18"
Oh goody, more ironing to make the binding.
These strips are 2.25" wide. I use Dara's tutorial to make binding.
Attaching the binding.
Both sides of the binding were machine stitched. I used a three step zig zag stitch to attach the binding to the denim side.
Yippee! The first place mat is finished.
Dear Readers, which side do you like better?
I prefer the denim side because the jesters' hats are so visible.
One place mat finished, eight more and two pot holders left on this project. These place mats are a gift for Shannon. I do hope she likes them. Gosh it is so good to be back to sewing again.