Continuing from previous postings on this subject ( began 9-15-2010)
This should be the last posting on this plumeria bag I designed for the Hawaii Cruise beginning next week. This is where we start from today. We have two still separate 'placemats' both with handles, one with an outer 'pocket' of a painted/quilted plumeria begun on the Hawaii Cruise with worldofquiltstravel.com.
Step 1 Stitching SIDES of placemats
With right sides together... Stitch a half inch seam from top to bottom STOPPING 1/2 from the bottom. Back stitch. HINT for starting the top...Before beginning the forward stitching down the side.... starting appx 1 inch below the top edge, begin with a reverse stitch to the top. You may then begin forward stitching. This will eliminate loose threads at the upper edge. You MAY even go backward forward more than once to strengthen the upper part of the connecting seam.
Stopping that 1/2 inch before the bottom edge will reduce final seam bulk in the next step.
Step 2 Stitch Bottom of placemats
Still with right sides together, stitch 1/2 seam all the way across the bottom of the placemat bag long edge. and turn the bag right side out. Ta da!!! You may chose to steam press but alas..... You're done!