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Thread: *MY* New Placemats are done!

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    *MY* New Placemats are done!

    Hi again! I just finished something that I get to keep! This is my fourth set of placemats I've made in the last year, and these I'm keeping for us! My husband and I travelled this fall for two months in our 5th wheel and I took lots of quilting projects to work on, as I always take my Janome 6600P along. I have a Sweet 16 at home and I was going to be missing it terribly when it came to quilting the placemats I wanted to make. A while back I'd come across this blog Amy's Free Motion Adventures http://www.freemotionquiltingadventu...th-rulers.html where she discussed quilting with rulers on her home machine, which just happens to be the same as mine. I sent away for the additional feet I needed and took them along on holiday to try them out. I've been using rulers on my Sweet 16 and really like ruler work in my quilting. So long story short, these and the last placemats I posted were completely quilted on my DSM using a ruler foot (and an open toe foot). I am so impressed with how well my DSM did on these two projects. As with every project I do, I try to do something new. Not necessarily earth shattering new, but a new thing to me so I keep developing as a quilter. This time I used two layers of batting, as we often preheat our dinner plates to help keep our food warm at the table and like a little protection for the table when the plates are so warm. I found that a bit challenging when it came to quilting as between the seams and the extra batting the foot would catch, so I'd have to raise and lower it with the adjustment on the hopping foot for my DSM. Additionally, I spray baste so the extra layer of sticky between the bats was exactly that, a little sticky. But the machine handled it pretty well with few hiccups. The other thing I tried was my Ultimate Stencils I'd recently purchased from Cindy Needham's website. Great time saver!

    Anyway, hope I didn't bore you with sharing too many details. I've included a picture of the fronts and one of the backs. Thanks for taking a peek!
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    Beautiful quilting.

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    Those are very nice. Beautiful quilting.

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    They are just stunning.
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    Those are beautiful
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    You did an amazing job!
    Glad you're keeping them.

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    You did beautiful designs.........very striking...

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    Wonderful quilting! Love them.

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    To pretty for placemats! I have been fooling around with ruler work on my sewing machine also and I like it. Amy's site is a good one for pointers.

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    Wow!! Guess I should look into this quilting with ruler idea
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    Very creative...really like you fabric color choices, and beautiful quilting.

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    Nicely done! Those are beautiful!

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    Your quilting is beautiful...and thank you for all the extra details!

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    Wow, Just awesome and the quilting is to die for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    To pretty for placemats! I have been fooling around with ruler work on my sewing machine also and I like it. Amy's site is a good one for pointers.
    Thanks! Yes, I was thrilled to learn I could get a ruler foot for my machine. It's a little trickier with a DSM as it doesn't have the clearance I have on my Sweet 16 so the fmq foot will hit on the ruler if not positioned to the side. I also found that the foot moved a bit on the attachment, but if you have your lines drawn out on your fabric, you just follow them. I wouldn't attempt it without drawing them out, as accuracy would be an issue. The other thing is the field of view on my DSM isn't as clear with all of the parifernalia compared to my Sweet 16, but it's nice to be able to quilt with a ruler just the same 😀👍.

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    beautiful, the quilting is amazing on these mini placemat quilts
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    Amazing quilting on your placemats.
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    Gorgeous!!!
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    great looking pieces. I would probably end up staring at the placemats though a meal, to entranced to eat ;-)
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    Your placemats are absolutely gorgeous! And, I love the ruler work you did. Your post certainly led me on a 'rabbit trail'. I am one of those Bernina girls and I will look further into this because I love the look of ruler work. Thank you for all the information as well as the pictures of your beautiful work.

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    Love your quilting!

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    Well done! they are just gorgous. I hope I can start FMQ soon. I really want to learn that. That is so cool.

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    I need help on some of the lingo if you will. What is ruler work?

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