Placemat Quilt Along with the Fat Quarters Shop

Have you heard of Soft and Stable ?  This is an amazing stabilizer far superior to battings and other stabilizers, which is absolutely perfect for bags and beyond!  Over the years, I’ve found a variety of uses for this product.  Thus, I was delighted to be able to join a Placemat Stitch Along, hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop, which kicks off today.  Of course, I hope you’ll join this fun event and also enjoy working with Soft and Stable.

While Soft and Stable comes in a variety of sizes, byAnnie has packaged it in a perfect size for making placemats.  In their “Project Pack“, you get four pieces of 13.5″ x 18.5” which are still a good size for a variety of projects, but absolutely great for placemats.  Plus, the package comes with a bonus pattern where you can make super easy placemats with various size strips of fabric.

Here is a great visual that shows how well a bag made with Soft and Stable stands up vs one made with regular batting.  You get that same type of stabilization when you use this product to make a placemat, or other project.    Plus, it retains a soft and cozy feeling to it.

While the Project Pack comes with a free pattern that will help you make cute placemats, using a quilt as you go technique, I opted to use some left over blocks from the #JacobsLadderQAL.

You can easily quilt-as you go or stitch in the ditch.  I’ve also found that Soft and Stable can look great with some light free-motion quilting or some Ruler Work, but I it has such great body that you really don’t need to do much quilting to create a great looking project using Soft & Stable.

Possibilities of what you can create with Soft and Stable are endless.  Consider using a Project Pack to create placemats, small bags, zipper pouches, mini-quilts, mug-rugs, etc..

I hope you’ll pick up some Soft & Stable from the Fat Quarter Shop and come join us in this fun #StitchAlong.  For more insights and inspiration, visit the Jolly Jabber blog today.


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One thought on “ Placemat Quilt Along with the Fat Quarters Shop

  1. Fabulous timing! I am making some placemats and a table runner but wasn’t happy with batting, the Soft and Stable is perfect! Ordered today!

    Thanks as always for the great tips!


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