Hi friends! Are you working on your spring cleaning projects? I don't want you to be overwhelmed thinking you need an overhaul of your sewing space. Or a complete remodel.
The more I'm working on mine, I'm realizing it's more a matter of putting things away, purging (even big things like desks) and find a system of organizing that works. And making most of the space I have. Notice I keep saying space, not studio or room. I know most of us sew at our kitchen tables or share our space with a home office!
So set a goal, take a before picture, and keep working. I'm planning a better all inclusive post soon. But the sew & tell link up and prizes won't be up until after the 2nd week in April. So you have a few weeks to work on it!
I had a fun sewing date yesterday with my local friends. I was able to cut and prep some bindings and some placemats for my kids. Sisterlouwho had a great idea and asked me to make a smaller placemat for her lunch box! And this makes her excited to take her lunch! bonus! I had her pick out some fabric from my scraps and I whipped this up last night in about 20 minutes.
I'm not going to lie. I think it's adorable and want to make my own! I can see why mug rugs are all the rage!
That's Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom fabric. She picked out some flannel for the back (that didn't photograph well) and I used some strips of scrap cotton batting inside. I just sprayed strips of batting leftover from trimming quilts and then trimmed it down where it overlapped so it wouldn't be bumpy.
I finished it off with a serged edge (like my dish drying mats) for a quick finish. Maybe when my mom comes (yes, she's coming for a month to keep me company! woo hoo! Sew fest 2012!) I'll have her help me learn how to use bias tape, because I know it would look a little more finished.
Here it is folded up in her lunch box! Mrlouwho joked that people were going to make fun of her. I said they'll all be jealous! :)
This finished up at just about 11x14. Totally portable.
What have you been up to this week?
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