Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sewing Machine Mat
I brought some charm squares at a quilt fair last year and they have been sitting around in my growing fabric pile. I have used the odd few for applique but when I saw this idea for a Sewing Machine Mat in the Patchwork and Stitching Annual (Vol 12 No 2) I knew they would be perfect for it.
As you may know I use my dining room table as my 'sewing room'. I like the idea of a mat as I often don't use my pin cushion when removing pins when sewing, and end up with pins, cotton scraps, scissors etc all over the place (I am not a tidy sewer and its a terrible habit when you have small children!!). At the end of the day I pack my huge mess up so we can use the table for dinner, and I have stuff EVERYWHERE, including the floor. I hoping this mat may mean that if I keep everything on it, I can remove the scraps of cotton and then just roll it up at dinner time, and unroll again later. Easy. Here is hoping!