Project 2011-14: Placemats

Quilted Placemats

These two placemats are two of a set of six placemats I quilted and bound in August.  They are durable and serviceable and I quite like them!

They won first place in a quilted practical placemat class at the local fall fair.

This project taught me the value of a walking foot.  Perhaps you can see in the photo the slight drag caused by the presser foot.  I did not have a walking foot for my new machine, but I quickly invested in this foot.  It makes a big difference, eliminating the drag on the fabric when quilting.  Definitely worth purchasing for any straight stitching project.

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