Sunday, October 13, 2013
quilted sewing machine mats
For a while now, my sewing machine and serger have been resting on flattened cereal boxes so they won't leave marks on my sewing table. I finally decided it was time to bust out my scrap collection and make some vibrant sewing machine mats.
I used the quilt-as-you-go method for these mats. This method turns out results faster than any other type of quilting because you do the quilting as you piece together the top. When I originally learned this technique, I used this tutorial from Diary of a Quilter. I also use the quilt-as-you-go method to make this changing pad.
This one is made of long scraps from past projects. It's always fun to remember the projects that were made from each of the scraps.
This one is my favorite. I've been saving up selvages since I started sewing 4 or 5 years ago. I was saving up for a selvage quilt but I decided that I didn't want these hanging around for another 20 years while I save up my edges. So a sewing mat will have to do.
Each of these mats measures approximately 16 inches x 10.5 inches, a perfect size to fit under my machines without getting in the way.