Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let's get a jump start on Christmas gifts


let' s make a sewing table mat.
For some reason my sewing table is a bit slippery. It is also new so I want to protect it from scratches.
I made this mat to match the sewing machine cover I made a few months ago. I think if you click on Margo it will take you to the tutorial for the sewing machine cover which is also an excellent gift. We all need a new cover every once in a while.
All I did for the mat was sew 9-jelly roll strips (2.5 inches wide), and basically made a small quilt out of it.
Now it lays right by my sewing machine and I can lay my scissors on it without fear of scratching my table.Since the jelly rolls are long, you can make 2 mats at a time and have 2 gifts ready for your stitching' friend. If you have leftover fabric make her a coaster and pincushion to match.So that your friend knows what its purpose is, write a note on the label .

8 comments:

JustCindy said...

Great idea! The quilting shows so nicely.

Teri said...

I love the fabrics! I love all your sewing ideas.

Yvette said...

Your quilting skills are fantastic! Looks like it was quilted on a longarm.

Needled Mom said...

Great idea. I have a cutting mat on my sewing table for the same reason.

Karen said...

A very good idea and pretty too!

Stray Stitches said...

Great idea! How about some sort of stickiness to the back so it won't slip around?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great work and nice ideas Betsy! Thanks.

Kathleen said...

So pretty... love the quilting.