Have you heard of Soft and Stable byAnnie.com ? 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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