"STITCHING MENDS MY SOUL"

Thursday, April 28, 2011

TWO SMALL FINISHES FOR APRIL

I have two small finishes this month. Both are mats to go with the coasters I had made up earlier.
A charm pack has enough to make 6 coasters plus 6 charms left to make a small table mat to hold a pitcher of lemonade, or ????

And here's the other mat with matching coasters.

This is the May Day Basket (box) swap that I sent to my partner, Sandy. You've seen the coasters before, but now it has the coordinating mat, and includes a pack of butterfly chocolates, a nail file, and a FQ of gardening fabric for spring.

I used a new (to me) technique on the mats. I've turned the backing fabric to the front for binding before, but this is a neat way to trim the bulk and get a really nice, stitched, miter. I saw it at a demo at a LQS and will share it with you in a tutorial here soon.

1 comment:

Cyn ;-) said...

Hi Pat,
Nice mats!
Can't wait for the tute on the back-2-front binding... what a great idea!
Have a lovely weekend... I'm in Seattle; will be home later this weekend.
Hope u and Hubs r feeling much improved.
Hugs,
Cyn; -)