I will do a few posts featuring some other scrappy projects--things that are neither quilts nor wallhangings. First up, some scrappy placemats. These were made from little sample squares I received one year when I joined the Keepsake Quilting Club. I did the four patches as a leader and ender project for a while.
I had just gotten my Babylock Evolution serger, so I bound these with a wooly nylon wide three thread set on a short stitch length. Quick and easy, but it used up a lot of wooly nylon. The edges of these placemats are not as stable as those that are bound with bias binding, but I use them for everyday. I never regret trying a new approach -- even if the result is ho-hum. It's all a learning opportunity.
How about you? Are you an experimenter, or do you stick to the rules in your sewing and quilting?