Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Sewing always reminds me of certain truths:
1. I am not a perfectionist.
2. I am not a planner.
3. I would experience less frustration and save time if either of those were different.
4. I am happy anyway.
I wanted oversized, padded, not quilted placemats, so that is what I made. However, I am rather afraid these will fall apart in the washing machine. Not being quilted, the only thing holding the three layers together is one row of stitching at the binding. The backside is hand stitched. Also, I totally blanked on how to properly apply the binding, and started at corners, resulted in very fiddly and frayable corners.
Only time will tell, but in the meantime, I'm really happy with how they look. There are only four of them, because that is how much fabric I had. Ideally, I would have liked six, but four will do nicely.