I have been really busy so I pulled out a panel I bought years ago from Kate Spain to use and make some coasters and placemats. Let me just say that pre-made panels are not my thing. They may look even but when you start cutting them apart and piecing them into the project it calls for there were issues. The pieces were not even and I had to trim to make sure the project all turned out the same. I do love the end result though so it all worked out well ;-D
First up were small round and square coasters. They were simple enough, but I wasn't paying attention and layered the pieces together all wrong. My seam ripper was working overtime to undo the damage, lol.
I don't know about the round ones. They're so hard to get back into the circular shape they're supposed to be after you turn them right side out.
The panel calls for either making placemats, small pillows or a table runner. I opted for the placemats because you can always use them. It was more practical. This was where I ran into the problem of the pieces not fitting together and had to do quite a bit of trimming. I am glad I was able to put the placemat tops together and they came out great! I just didn't have time to completely put them together so that's what I am going to do this week after all I keep having to tell myself that there will not be anymore unfinished projects.
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