Tuesday, August 25, 2015

another six by nine in the making

the start of another sewing mat
6 x 9
I am running out of blues
so may need to add some from my stash

Sharon, did you ever think I could use up all these squares?
ha ha  it is like a challenge to me
and will be interesting to see how many things got made out of these

goes to show you with the yardage I have
I wont live long enough to make it into enough things
these scraps seem to be going very far

I like the little peek a boos of the dogs etc
will be fun to look at while sewing

if you want to make a mat for yourself............
I am just sewing some 2 1/2 inch squares
into a 6 x 9 grid and a 2 x 9 grid
then will find some fabric to add to the 6x9
that will be about 7 inches x the length of the piece (18 1/2 ish)
that piece gets sewn to the bottom of the 6x9
then you back the 2x9 pocket and quilt it
bind at top
back and quilt the 6x9 new piece 
put the pocket at the bottom
sew verticle lines to make pocket sizes you want
to hold thread, pincushion, pattern, extra bobbins etc
and bind all sides
I think I will add that rubber stuff for the backs of rugs
to keep it from sliding on my slippery desk

a nice little sewing mat
essentially for "free"
using up scraps and batt pieces


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Having pre cuts squares help I think. Having yardage even FQ and cutting and sub cutting in to smaller and smaller units takes a while.

Julierose said...

Really neat piece--love the blues....hugs, Julierose

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am so happy you are enjoying all those bits of fabric - well, I knew you would. Keep playing!!

barbara woods said...

hugs dear praying for dear hubs