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Thread: Almost done and I'm so glad

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    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
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    These are the placemats I've been working on for a friend for Christmas. Just need to bind them and I dread that task. The binding will be the same as the center square.

    The only quilting I've done was a table runner and the binding was the worst part of it. Please tell me this can't be as bad as that was! lol
    These have been a constant struggle!
    They aren't perfect but I think they look ok so far. I sure hope she likes them.
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    love the colors!

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    Nice fabric. Good job.

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    I think It looks great. I love the colors. :thumbup:

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    They are pretty!

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    ever consider sewing right sides together, leaving an opening to pull back through - press seams, blind stich opening, then topstitch around mat edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    ever consider sewing right sides together, leaving an opening to pull back through - press seams, blind stich opening, then topstitch around mat edge.
    :lol: :lol: I was just thinking of telling her the exact same thing!!! :lol: :lol:

    This would be the way to go if you simply want to get them done -- NOW!!! 8-)

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    I agree- for placemats, the easy way is what the other gals already said. I like them better as there isn't a thick binding on the edges and the plates sit flat. Just remember to have the right sides of fabric together and your batting, flannel or whatever you put in middle, either on top or bottom when you stitch!

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    Great job-LOVE the colors! I have had to learn to enjoy the journey-and that means the binding, too!

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    Senior Member CindyinNY's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    ever consider sewing right sides together, leaving an opening to pull back through - press seams, blind stich opening, then topstitch around mat edge.
    Ummmmmmmm too late. The backing is already on. lol I should have taken a pic of the back side too. Sorry/
    I did consider your method, then forgot about it. Live and learn.

    :cry:

    Here's a picture of the back. Can I still do the pillow case thing? I really don't care for the backing fabric anyway.
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