This was my first time quilting anything! This pattern is both a sewing machine cover (pictured) and a mat to place under the machine while sewing to keep all sewing notions organized and handy. I thought it was a perfect first project because it involved all the skills I needed to practice for my larger-scale quilt that I've already pieced, but was afraid to quilt and bind. I used skills taught in several Craftsy classes, most notably Finishing Quilts (Maria Capp) and Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot (Jacquie Gering). Both were excellent classes that gave information on not only the aesthetics, but technical know-how involved in quilting. Highly recommended!