(If you're wondering why the edges look wonky, I had to open up the seams of the individual hexies to sew the sandwich together.)
According to the instructions, I sewed a sandwich comprised of the hexie fabric face down on the red backing fabric (face-up), and the batting on the very bottom. It took a lot of stopping, turning, and re-starting, but I sewed around the edge of the entire thing, leaving one section open.
Turning the whole thing right-side-out was a bit of an adventure, but some gentle tugging and persuasion did the trick.
After hand-sewing the turning-hole closed, I placed some pins randomly and started stitching. (Note to self: slow and steady wins the race.)
These table mats are supposed to be Christmas gifts, so this was my test run. Some things to remember:
- using red thread on the back looks sharp
- go slooooooooooow
- fix the tension before using the machine again