By the Fireside Pillow from Improvising Tradition. I don't know about you, but I'm just about at capacity for throw pillows around here (not that I'm promising to abstain from making more, mind you). Consequently, I was happy to re-purpose the tops into placemats. A simple trim down to 14 x 18, and they fit the bill beautifully.
Meals on Wheels to 10 which is halfway to my goal of 20 by December. If you want to join me, add #placemats4mow to your social media posts to share.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
You may notice the June Tailor Quilter's Cut'n Press in the background of many of the photos. It is a cutting mat on one side and a pressing surface on the other other. It's the perfect tool for a small project like this when you don't want to get up and down to use an ironing board because it fits right next to your machine.
Handmade Travel TagTutorial by Alexandra Ledgerwood
MaterialsScrap of white fabric 3 x 9 1/2 or larger
Fat quarter or scraps of outside fabric
Thread matching the outside fabric
Cutting instructionsFrom the outside fabric, cut
(1) 3 x 9 1/2 rectangle
(1) 2 x 3 rectangle
(1) 2 1/4 x 14 strip
From the white fabric, cut
(1) 3 x 8 rectangle
From the interfacing, cut
(2) 3 x 9 1/2 rectangles
1. Using a permanent pen, write the address on the white fabric,
on the right half of the rectangle, leaving at least 1/2 inch from the right
Tip: I type the address in a word processing program and trace the address onto the fabric directly from my computer screen.
2. Sew the 2 x 3 rectangle of outside fabric to the white fabric, near the address along the 3 inch edge, using a quarter inch seam allowance. Press seam open.
4. Trim one end of both rectangles to create the pointed end of the luggage tag. Following the inch markings on your cutting mat, place your ruler diagonally from one inch mark to another as shown in the photo, and trim off the triangle. Repeat with the other corner.
7. Bring the two raw edges of the strip together and temporarily pin in the center of the straight end of the 3 inch edge of the rectangle of outside fabric. Right sides facing, place the white fabric unit on top, matching the edges carefully. Remove the temporary pin and pin through the outside fabric, the strip, and the white unit.
Tip: Be careful not to sew over the folded strip on the inside.
10. Edge stitch around the outside edge.
13. Edgestitch along the fold.