The placemat project that inspired this week's podcast:
Front is a mix of vintage and modern fabric, with linen borders.
Here's the back using a favorite vintage sheet - it's reversible!
Here's a new placemat I did using the Batting Buddy (tool reviewed on Ep 27). For this one, I added on two "wings" on the side to make it more of a rectangle.
For this one, I left it as a square:
Here's the birthday pennant I made - this sucker is hard to photograph!
Check out Kelly's great find at the Nearly New Sale - a Felted Sweater Purse for $4. It's all 3-D and knitty fun. How in the world does one make handles like that? I have to know!!!
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Links from this episode:
Batting Buddy Tips
- put sandpaper dots on back to keep from sliding
- trace the frame on backing fabric to help with lining up
- be careful when trimming the "strings" -don't cut the backing fabric, too.
- cut the backing fabric larger than the frame, then trim to size after you've trimmed the block.
Clover "wheel" marker
Book Review: One Yard Wonders
Simple Sewing Book: Lotta Jansdotter