Friday, 9 November 2012

Place mats - getting closer

I've been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks - I've been doing a lot of hand stitching - my Hoop La La swap and also my Modern She Made Swap project. But  tonight I have finished the place mat tops.

I still have the quilting to go - I'm planning on dense straight line quilting in the patchwork part and no quilting in the embroidery/applique sections and I have Insul-Bright heat-resistant wadding to use.
DMC Threads: back stitch, running stitch, satin stitch,
chain stitch, double whipped running stitch, cross stitch and tiny EPP hexies

I'm going to "bag" the place mats to avoid binding, so that the points of the stars go right to the edge of the place plat.
DMC Threads: satin stitch, running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch,
french knots, cross stitch and tiny EPP hexies

I still need to make the backs as well, but they will be quite simple in comparison to the front.

I have some great feedback on these place mats over in the Flickr Group and I'm hoping to put together a tutorial and make the embroidery patterns available too - but maybe not until after Christmas! Thanks for everyone who has encouraged me so far!


Leanne said...

I love these placemats, they are wonderful!

Nic said...

These are great. I bet everyone wants to be your partner :)