Friday, May 21, 2010

Super cute project -- from four fat eighths!


It's a table mat. It's a basket liner. It's a fun and quick project! 


You will need four fat eighths plus coordinating rickrack trim. 



Sew the fabric pieces together in pairs along the longest side, with rickrack in between. 

No pics of the rickrack insertion but here's how I did it: 1) Place rickrack on right side of fabric, along the longest side. Stitch right down the middle of the rickrack. 2) Sandwich rickrack between the two pieces of fabric, right sides together. Stitch through all layers carefully using the seam you already stitched as a guide. Press from right side, pressing all seams to one side. Topstitch through all layers of fabric. (See photo below.)


Place sewn together pairs of fabric right sides together. Line up and trim edges to match neatly. I waited until now to trim the selvage.


Sew a 3/8 inch seam on all 4 sides, leaving about 4-5 inches open for turning. Clip corners and turn to right side. Press.


Top stitch 1/8 inch along all sides. Press again.


Enjoy your bowl liner...basket liner...table mat...whatever!


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13 comments:

P. said...

Well, that is cool! Dad needs something other than the Christmas table mat he's using. That's an idea. Hmm...time to go look at the stash!

Chris said...

Cute! I recognize that fabric!

concretenprimroses said...

Good idea, love the fabric.
Kathy

Sew It Up Baby! said...

Great way to customize with the style of your kitchen. Love it and it would make a wonderful gift too.

Ivory Spring said...

This is absolutely LOVELY. I will have to make me one too!

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Leslie said...

such a great idea. love the fabric

Elizabeth said...

That is super cute and really fast and easy. I love those cherries! Thanks for sharing!

Kim D. said...

Great idea and I love the fabrics you used.

Dayna said...

What a fun, versatile project and cheerful fabric!

Ivory Spring said...

Sue,

Thanks for the comment on my Ohio Stars quilt - I have really enjoyed making it!

I hope you have a great start to your week.

http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Heather said...

Very cute! Love the addition of the rickrack, and your fabric choices are perfect! :o)

Ivory Spring said...

Sue,

Thanks for your comment on my "book" prospect... like I said, it's definitely something I have never done before, but I shall give it my best shot.

ivoryspring said...

Sue,

Thanks for the kind words on the ladybugs - I think they are my absolutely favorite part of the quilt. :)

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