I have just finished making a playmat as a new baby gift, As I like a challenge, I choose to applique stars onto a fab green jersey, I was a bit apprehensive about quilting a stretchy fabric , but was amazed to find it quilted without any problem!
The stars were cut from stashed cotton fabrics as was the seersucker binding.
I used green jersey on both sides sandwiching fleece in between as batting , the result is a lovely soft and warm playmat .
The stars were tacked and then hand embellished with simple running stitches, when these were all done I added the jersey backing , ensuring the layers were flat took a bit of extra time .
Once it was all pinned securely, it was on to my Bernina and her walking foot to echo quilt the design.
The quilting was led by the design , I edge stitched a central star and then worked across to the next one until all stars were done I echo stitched the outline of the design, was fun to do and so pleased with the finished result.
Let me know what you think.