Amost finished. Here's the first part of my niece's graduation gift. The placemats are done. I'd sure love to keep them. I did a few things differently on these. I used flannel for the batting and I love the weight of them without true batting.
I also did machine binding. It turned out fine, but I'm regretting it a bit. I do love the look of handstitched binding. I just have to get the grommets in the potholders and then I can count this as a finish.
Have you been visiting Sew Mama Sew During Quilting Month? It's been a wonderful month of inspirational quilts, super tutorials and lots of good info on quilting from applique to machine quilting. I've learned a bunch and been inspired by some creative quilters. I've done a series of quilting basics posts during the month. You can find them here:
Part One: Preparing and Cutting Your Fabric
Part Two: The 1/4" Seam and Pressing Techniques
Part Three: Matching Seams and Quick Piecing Techniques
Part Four: Maintaining Your Quilting Momentum
My friend Katie, of Sew Katie Did ends the month with a really cute quilted pillow. It should be posted later today. If you haven't been keeping up, grab a cup of whatever and spend some time cruising quilting month. You'll be glad you did. Have a great weekend everyone!