I happened to tune into Quilty Pleasures, the Quiltmaker blog, the day they called for volunteers to make samples for the Back To School feature. I applied and was one of the eight people chosen. QM provided the pattern, the fabric, batting, and thread. We had to make our quilts exactly as directed. That was a challenge for me because I like to use a great variety of fabrics and I like to improvise. But it turned out well!
I got fabric from Clothworks called "In the Kitchen." I think the culinary print would be great for placemats.
Keep up with all the BTS quilts and meet the quiltmakers this week at