Monday, 25 March 2013

Patchwork change mat

Still too scared to try actual quilting, I carried out a small-scale project on my sewing machine to try out topstitching through several layers of fabric.

Each square was roughly 13cm square (charm square size) that I handcut from my scraps and once I sewed them together I topstitched 5mm around the edges of each patchworked square.  I added criss-crosses on the white squares to give a little extra detail to it.

This baby change mat is backed with the same navy stripe that I used to bind it.  Handsewing the binding is much less time-consuming than a full-sized quilt (obviously) so I finished this in a few hours.  It's heading to a new home this week with the merino top.

Degree of difficulty: Easy
Time taken: 4 hours
Result: There is something very classic about the colours and stars and stripes, although a predominately white top may not be a practical choice for its intended purpose...


  1. It's lovely Leanne - I am sure both items will be adored. :)

  2. What a good present! Whose buba gets that!?

    1. I don't think she knows I have a blog so I think it's safe to say - it's for Nic.


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