At our February class we decided to try this Marti & Me tool for making sashing stars. Me and the ladies got together and were going to make placemats.
I have to say, at first I thought it would be fun, but the tool and instructions were kind of annoying.
I got tired of doing the quilting (which was so minimal!) and the binding, because you use this wrap around method where you cut your backing bigger and then fold over the binding, which I didn't enjoy.
But now that they are finished and are out at my house (and I never need to touch them again), I'm diggin' them.
I re-purposed some felt and put them in the middle for batting. I don't plan on ever washing these in the machine, so its not a problem.