Placemat sewing question

susan_onOctober 21, 2012

I posted this on the sewing forum, but it can be slow there. I know there are a lot of people here who have great sewing experience, so I thought I'd ask here. Probably a dumb question, but I want them to look nice when I'm done:

I don't do much sewing besides quilting, but I want to branch out. I have some leftover drapery fabric that I want to make into placemats. I want to put a decorative stitch around the edge. Because of the bulk, do you think a 1/4 inch seam would be wide enough? I just don't want the bulk to interfere with the decorative stitching. I'd appreciate any feedback or tips...

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I think it would be fine.Try it on a scrap first and see if you like the way it looks.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 6:21PM
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Be sure you make your 'scrap' or trial piece the same thickness as your finished product will be; including the interior seams, if any.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 7:33PM
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I will definitely do that. Thanks ladies!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 8:33PM
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