Hello and happy Thursday! As I mentioned yesterday, one of my works in progress needed a fast finish so I could use it this week! I had read recently that using a quilted table mat under your machine helps keep the machine from wobbling and/or vibrating when sewing on plastic tables like most of us sew on at retreats.
Since I'm headed to a retreat in a snowy area where it's forecast to be cloudy
most of the week, I decided to make a very spring-like table mat from my stash. I used quite a few older prints mixed in with some newer ones (some of these prints are more than 5 years old...proof that good things don't go out of style! I used my Accuquilt Go! cutter to quickly cut some small tumblers.
I stitched them together to make a mat just a bit larger than my travel machine. I had fun using a backing and binding from my stash, too! If I have time before I go I might try to make a matching pin cushion...how cute would that be!
Last year I wrote a post with tips for attending classes and retreats. I've updated it a bit to include this table mat idea and a few other things I've thought of since then.
Click the picture above or go here to read ideas for preparing for classes and retreats.
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