|placements --each approx 12 x 16" finished|
I enjoy the challenge of combining scrappy strips, partial blocks, assorted chunks, varied colors and themes, and a bit from my stash, turning those into usable placemats. I'm especially thrilled to use leftover batting, whether chunks or strips.
I've finished these in various ways, but this method works best for me --
-- make the top and trim to the finished size
-- stack the oversized backing, a little-too-big batting, and top; pin together
-- quilt as desired. I do NOT quilt past the edge of the top
--carefully trim away excess batting
--trim backing to 7/8" on all sides.
--pull backing to the front on both short ends, fold under, topstitch
--do the same on the long top and bottom edges.
My design wall is covered with the placemats made during this session. I have enough leftover colorwash strips from somebody's project to make 3 more. Then I'll stop. There are other things to be doing.
I'm not a wool project lady. I've never tried one. But one project has caught my eye, and I may gently test the waters and see how it goes. More later.