17 February 2009

Sewing Machine Mat

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Look what I made on Saturday during a meeting of Quilty Friends! I have seen these on several blogs and decided to make one. The fabric, rick-rack, and buttons are all from stash. Now I have one of these cute sewing machine mats for my Featherweight when I go on retreat next month. The fabric is a homespun with cute little scissors woven into it. I used it all up; in fact, there wasn't enough so I had to piece a bit onto the ends of the pocket. I quilted it in a horizontal and the vertical grid which had the added value of allowing it to neatly fold over the edge of the table. Even the batting is pieced. Here's a close up.

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22 comments:

  1. Darling! Love the fabric especially with the rick rack...perfect under that little featherweight! I know I love my mat with pockets a lot...bet you will, too. No more skipping across the table, AND the pockets are great for cut and rippers right at hand! (not that I 'ever' have to cut or rip...ha ha!) Really is cute, Paula!!!

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  2. Looks fab...I like the fabric you've used...I've got some of that in my stash!

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  3. Cute cute cute!! I don't whether it's the ricrac or the buttons I like better.

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  4. It is beautiful - and a handy way to store your sewing necessities.

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  5. seriously cute - I forget what my FW looks like...

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  6. How cute that is, love the fabric!

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  7. love this project! did you have a pattern or just come up with the size and dimentions on your own??

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  8. That looks wonderful...love the homespun!

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  9. How adorable! A perfect piece for that fabri.

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  10. It's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. That is really cute. I have been thinking about making one myself.

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  12. The fabric you chose is so fun and cheery. I have some Christmas wovens but haven't seen any with sewing themes, you can bet I would have bought it if I had. ;D

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  13. I've always seen these too and need to make one for myself! Too cute!

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  14. Oh how cute and fun is that! I love it!

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  15. Great idea - with a lot of cheer.

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  16. This is a great idea. One addition to make it even better (at least for me) is to add non-slip fabric on the back so the sewing machine won't slide around. My secondary sewing machine, a Juki HZL-e70, is awfully lightweight and can "migrate" while you work. I currently use a rectangle of the web-y shelf liner under the feet.

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  17. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Hey you! Your sewing machine mat looks as cute on your blog as it did in your sewing room on Saturday. Now show it to CarGuy!

    Adding on to Calico Quilter's suggestion about the non-skid, I like to use a silicone baking mat for the purpose of non-skid. It works really well for other projects too, esp. beading!

    Your Quilty Friend

    P.S. Remind me (or stop by) that I have some vintage goodies for you. I forgot to bring them to your house.

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  18. That may just be the most adorable sewing machine mat ever. The scissors in the checks are priceless!

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  19. This is supercool, or sweet as my coworkers tell me. I am hunting through my stash now. Very pretty and useful. I could put some scissors in there.

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  20. That is so cool...great job!

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  21. It is the best! Seriously, I think every sewer would love to have one. Yours is so pretty.

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