Friday, 3 August 2012

My latest sewing success.

I bought my supa dupa sewing machine just over six years ago and apart from curtains I hadn't sewn a lot on it till this last year! Going to a quilting class  once a week has spurred me on to sew lots of things. These are the place mats which are my latest project.
Here are all eight made from a bundle of six fat quarters bought in Hobby Craft from one of their boxes of reduced things, the binding I bought from where I go for my class and it matches perfectly.

They are just unequal strips of the different coloured fabrics and then criss-cross top stitching to keep the layers together.
I am rather pleased with them and the sewing is all practice, so my quarter inch seams are more accurate, and also all those corners in the binding has improved my corners and I loved sewing them.  I think I have the sewing bug!
Can't wait to use them now!
Happy Days all, the sun is shining here, it's a beautiful day.
Hope yours is a good one too.

Chris xx


Giovanna said...

Great sewing, well done! Using a sewing machine is a skill I haven't tried (yet), so I have all the more admiration for those who have mastered it :-)

Julie said...

What time' dinner? Lol
They are wonderful Chris, well done

Claire said...

Love the blue and white place mats.

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful, well done. They fit in perfectly with the rest of the kitchen

Lesleyanne said...

I love the dinner mats, they are gorgeous.

Jay said...

They look lovely!

Melanie said...

They look awesome! The colors go perfect with your table and dishes.

valerie said...

Beautiful placemats! You did a great job!

Carol said...

Hi Chris, they look lovely, great job!
I've signed up for a quilting course. Starts on 1st September, 8 weeks x 2 hours. I don't have a supa dupa machine but hope what I do have will still be ok.
Carol xx

Grit said...

Die sets sehen Klasse aus, und dann in meiner Lieblingsfarbe.
Liebe GrüßeGrit