eBook – RSP – Making a Table Statement

(This is another post in our series previewing our NEW eBook- “Rock Star ‘Peace’work”– which will be available soon as a pdf download.)

In our last post in this series, I told you how easy it would be to translate the pieced design we achieved on the exterior of our Quattro sample, to another canvas.

There is one REALLY big difference between this design and the Quattro  exterior though… can you detect what it is?

If you look closely at the Quattro exterior, you will see that it was at least a partially symmetrical project, in that one SIDE of the pouch was a mirror-image (that is, exactly the same) of the other. But the center of  this table mat is skewed… it’s off center. This design is totally assymmetrical, making each and every pattern piece different from each other.

But here’s the deal… making the little pattern piece segments for this mat was STILL really EASY. The process we used was EXACTLY the same as for the Quattro. Oh sure, the Quattro only had 8 segments and this mat has 16, so it took a little longer, but the PROCESS was still the same.

The good news is, with this process under your belt, you’ll feel confident segmenting & embellishing virtually any project you want, whether in 8, 16 or even 32 segments…well, maybe not 32 segments.

And the great news is, we’re including all of the segmented pattern pieces for this Table Mat and  in addition, those of a symmetrical 8-segment Table Mat, as bonus downloads of our eBook. Cutting the fabric pieces and stitching up this project was a quick, fun process,  and, since you probably have a stash of scraps and miscellaneous small pieces of fabric in your closet, these mats will make economical & excellent gifts!

So stay tuned! In our next post in this series, we’ll be discussing our next eBook project. We’re going to show you how to apply this same segmenting technique to a piece of clothing, and in the process, we’ll be transforming it into a work of ART!  

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11 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. I can see great possibilities in this!

  2. Oh, quit teasing us and get the book done. Bet it was YADP’S idea to give us bits and pieces of it until we can’t hardly wait for it to appear.

  3. Kathy, this is fun! The suspense is like waiting for Christmas morning!

  4. I’m so glad you’re excited about the embellishing book. i have really had fun making all the projects. it’s been kiinda neeat to work on something besides handbags for a bit. AND i got two kickin outfits out of it too, and its really rare for me to sew for myself. I’m pushin HARD to get this ready for a class I want to teach at Market in May, and I think I’ll make it OK. I’ve still got 3 or so more items to show you, and I hope it REALLy inspires you to be creative with your exteriors, whether its bags, or clothing. 🙂

  5. I love this technique! I finally finished all of my commissioned pieces as for yesterday, now I can sew for me. You mentioned this is the last post in this series. Since I am sorta new here, would you please tell me how many posts there have been. I don’t want to miss anything! I won’t be on the roads tomorrow…we are expecting 9-12″ of snow tomorrow!! It really is not an April Fool’s joke either! It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it ends up being one! Joyful Creations….

  6. oh my…just re-read everything…and the first time I read it wrong! Sorry, embarrassing…must have been my kitty, Gabby’s fault!! She is so naughty some times. LOL!

  7. I love this asymmetrical mat! Very eye catching!

  8. It’s no problem Phyllis-
    Just so you know- all the posts about our new eBook will be prefixed with “eBook-RSE” in the post title. Just like all of the posts about new purse patterns are always prefixed by “PPC” (for Purse Pattern Chronicles).
    Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

  9. LOVE this table mat. can’t wait for the pattern.!!

  10. I’m looking forward to your E Book. I hope there will be lots of color pictures.

    I finished the purse liner and I have to say, I didn’t do a very good job. It was all user error. I purchased the fabric before I read the directions. It was a canvas like fabric that raveled like crazy. I find the instructions confusing, not your fault, just the way I see them. I have 3 of your purse patterns and am planning on starting one soon. I read the instructions first, but they don’t form a picture in my mind. I’ll learn on the first one. J I am going to love the color pictures and help that you posted on the Quattro, one of my new patterns.
    Terry P

  11. I’m really happy that you are excited about the book and my hope is that it will get you excited about embellishing!