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Never say never

2016 January 11
by elizabeth_admin

So, um…  Yeah…  Remember when I said I wasn’t ever gonna be a quilter?

Yeah, well, never say never.

My adult students have been enjoying the home dec projects that we have been working on in the last class which finished up a couple of weeks ago.  And as I was running out of quick beginner projects, I asked if they wanted to try more involved projects like a light quilted placemat or table runner.  The response was an enthusiastic yes!

So I searched up some projects on Pinterest and found one that I thought might be good.  It was a downloadable pdf pattern with a video tutorial for a small fee.  Besides that quilt I made for a friend and the squares quilt I made for the community center’s gala auction, I haven’t ever really done any serious quilting.  So this project was a huge learning curve for me.  I made 6 instead of just 4 placemats, repeating some of the patterns.  I have five people in my family now and wanted to have place settings for six.  Quilting cotton prints are so darn cute.  I can totally see how someone can go overboard buying quilting fabric.

In working on this project the last week, I have come to the conclusion that it may be too complex and a cause for frustration for my students, but I learned a lot and will be able to help them with whatever project I do find for them.  And, bonus! I get new placemats for my family!

Here they are…



In non-sewing news, I start my painting class this week and am so excited.  I.  Can’t.  Wait.


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