Sunday, October 26, 2014

A new playmat for my sewing machine!

I consider sewing playtime, so I knew that a new 'play mat' for my sewing machine would be right in line.  I have trouble with my extension table shifting when I sew, and I am always having to push it back up to the plate of my machine.  After some thought, I figured that having it sit on a mat of some kind would keep it in place. 

I dug through my scraps and found this off cut from a quilt that I made for my grand daughter.  You know, when you baste your top to the back, and you have way more then you need.  I also cut some circles with the AccuQuilt Go baby that I am trying out.

 One scrap wasn't wide enough, so I just trimmed and sewed them together!
 Please do not look at the ugly backing.  I just picked any ol' scrap that was big enough from my stash.  The circles are just raw edge appliqued down.

 I did echo quilting.  It was so much fun!

 This little mat ended up at 15 1/2x33.
Elly is thrilled with her new play mat!  It's always much more fun to work sitting on a nice quilt.

Linking to:  Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch! Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts!

10 comments:

Kim said...

I promise I didn't look at the "ugly" backing, Miss Vicki, really I didn't! Love, love, love this colourful mat!! Love the circles and the echo quilting. You could not be anything but cheerful when your eyes see this gorgeous pretty.....'tis filled with sunshine and happiness!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a happy sight your new mat is! It will make playtime twice the fun now!

Podunk Pretties said...

Great use of scraps. My scrap piece of batting that I put under mine doesn't look so good now that I've seen your pretty mat.

Lorna McMahon said...

A pretty play mat! Elly must be happy to have this fresh and fun mat to keep her extension table from getting away from her now!

Connie said...

This is a fabulous idea and one that I need to copy. I have an extension table, too. You just can not do your best job when things are shifting around as you work. I love the happy colors that you used.
A project that is pretty and functional is mighty hard to beat.
Great job!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Connie said...

This is a fabulous idea and one that I need to copy. I have an extension table, too. You just can not do your best job when things are shifting around as you work. I love the happy colors that you used.
A project that is pretty and functional is mighty hard to beat.
Great job!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Connie said...

This is a fabulous idea and one that I need to copy. I have an extension table, too. You just can not do your best job when things are shifting around as you work. I love the happy colors that you used.
A project that is pretty and functional is mighty hard to beat.
Great job!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

toniaconner said...

So brite and cheerful, how could you not be up lifted while sewing. I like.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Super cute mat! I totally need to make myself one too. :)

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It is beautiful and I love the bright colors.

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