Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
hi bridget. re: sizes for different things. i have been making window coverings, table toppers/cloths etc for many years. i start by measuring the object i am sewing for. figure how much i want to hang over sides, as in a table topper and then draft my pattern be it patchwork or whole cloth to fit that item. for placemats i cheated years ago...:)) ..went to dept store and measure the diff ones that they had in stock. then checked to make sure what i wanted to make would work ok on my table...if for a friend...???? oh well...guestament time!! i use newspapers or for years because i had so much of it lollollollol...the big brown packing paper that movers use. you are charged [or were..don't know about now] for the whole package whether they used it all or not...so i would grab the unfinished packs of paper...drawing paper for my son and pattern paper for me. works great.