Two questions

nannykinsAugust 16, 2012

I just finished a place mat that was octagonal, ( the corners lopped off).

I did my binding as a regular quilt binding. Problem comes when trying to miter those odd corners. Any suggestions?

Second question. Instead of trying to quilt the centre of the mat which is a pig pattern, I opted to use a single stitch design in each snout. I kind of like it but am wondering if you have ever used this technique and do the stitches stay there. The manual says it does a lock stitch but I wonder.



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I can hardly wait to see your pig placemats!

I've used a locking stitch on my machine in place of using cord to tie a quilt. It was a cat's quilt and I didn't want any string they could chew on and swallow. It worked and has held through many washings.


    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:51PM
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Hope this link helps. Lois

Here is a link that might be useful: Binding odd angles

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 4:51PM
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Thanks Lois! That is pretty much what I did (without the pins and red dots).
I just found it difficult to get a nice mitre on the back. I will bookmark that site and refer to it again.
One of our Church workers collects all things pig. When I saw this fabric and there was only a FQ left, I had to get it. Since she is a single lady, one mat will do it for her.
And here is the finished mat.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:05PM
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Teresa, she will love it and it will bring a smile to her face each time she uses it. It makes me smile!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:10PM
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Those Piggies are adorable!! The design of the place mat is perfect to showcase the fabric - she is sure to love it!
I'm no help on the binding-it looks good to me!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:30PM
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Adorable. A very thoughtful gift.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:37PM
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It's very cute, Theresa, and your corners look great. She will love it.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 11:46PM
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No help on the binding from me either....but the placemat is adorable. My sister was once commissioned to make big adult bibs for a little BBQ place once, she used that same fabric and they were a hit!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:20AM
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Your friend will be thrilled! Great job and nice miters.
I like that pattern for the placemat, will have to try and remember it. TFS.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 11:44AM
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That is just Too Cute...,she will love it!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:24PM
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