Here are some placemats I have just finished up.
I just took rectangles of fabric of approx place mat size and plopped some of my fancy stitches randomly on them. I admit I borrowed the idea from Stupendous Stitches. If I were ever to do this again, I would make my lines straight. It bothers me to see them wiggle. It was interesting to see how some of the stitches worked out.
Carol Ann Waugh, who wrote Stupendous Stitches, suggests making a Stitch Bible with all your machine's various stitches in it, changing as many variables as you can. This is an excellent idea. I didn't do it.
|I had to keep adjusting this one so the two rows would meet up in the middle.|
I used a variegated red/green/white thread for the beginning designs, then came back with a dark blue and a bright yellow.
Cute idea, but maybe could have been executed a little better??