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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!

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