About 4 years ago I'd downloaded this PDF pattern, Eggerøre by Marthe Molstre, and although I'd pieced the fabrics together I hadn't quilted them. I'd used a selection of brown fabrics for these placemats, mostly batiks, and had been stumped for a quilting design. So once they'd been pieced together, they'd been packed away in a box and forgotten about...
...anyway, I was sorting out some boxes in my sewing studio at the weekend and found them again - and decided they'd be perfect for practising some free motion quilting. I've used a thin fusible wadding, Pellon H130 which is great for tablerunners, placemats, wallhangings and bags. I've quilted these with a variegated brown King Tut quilting thread and a plain brown Mettler thread in the bobbin...
...prairie points in coordinating fabrics are added along the top edge for decoration. These were stitched in place using a longer stitch about an eighth of an inch from the raw edge, then a narrow single fold binding with mitred corners finishes them off...
...and now I have a nice new set of placemats to adorn my dining table!
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