All I need is two. So a bit less than a half a yard gives me two nice placemats that are 14 by 18 inches. They are bound in just two strips WOF. I quilted them with a serpentine stitch one inch apart.
And done really quickly with a purple binding. I even sew the binding down, stitch in the ditch, on the machine.
And a second set of two, ready to machine sew that binding down too.
And a new runner for my daughter. Goes with her gang of pets.
Her ducks and.
Lovely place mats...nice work...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
The ducks and chickens are awesome -- so much personality! But my homeowners' association would never allow me to have that. Maybe someday we'll be able to live somewhere rural and raise some ducks and chickens of our own. Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the photos you share of your daughter's fowl! The placemats are a great idea. You're right about the high expense and poor quality of the ones that can be store bought. My problem is that, when I think about making some, I get carried away with my grand ideas and end up making nothing at all. I should follow your lead and just find a lovely fabric that works with my kitchen, quilt, bind, and be done with them!ReplyDelete
I love making placemats! think I have a set for every season! Your placemats are awesome!ReplyDelete
I love the way you're making those placemats! I'll have to try that - it would be a fun way to use some novelty prints that wouldn't show too much dirt!ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! Thank you so much for linking up today. I think it is brilliant to make your own placemats. Not only can you use the fabrics you want, but you can make them whatever size you want. You know what's inside of them and how they will wash and dry. It's just the best. Your DD's runner made me smile with her gang of pets. That's something you'd have a hard time finding in a store! ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Great fabric for placemats. Your's will likely hold up much longer than the store bought. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
They will brighten up your table. Well done.ReplyDelete
PLacemats are un to makee, and yous look great, as does the runner you made for your daughter. I have made placemats both for our home and also to use in the caravan. And I have made large "place mats" to fit under our cat's feeding bowl set (on a tray), out of pussy fabric, of course!ReplyDelete
That's a great idea. I am thinking about making more placemats and maybe even some napkins!ReplyDelete
Placemats are a fun and quick project...and useful! I need to make some more for my table.ReplyDelete
Nice fabric for your new placemats.ReplyDelete
How exciting! New decor for the table!ReplyDelete
So pretty...and so colourful. I especially love the runner with the chickens and geese.. (basically because I love chickens and geese)ReplyDelete
Nothing like a cute, quick finish! Those are so sweet. Your daughter will love the runner. Thanks for linking up to What I Made Monday!ReplyDelete
Well, look at you just sewing up a storm! Love the placemats & runner!ReplyDelete
Nice work - you're not kidding about the low quality and high prices on placemats at stores these days (even the expensive ones)! I'm so jealous that you daughter has chickens. :)ReplyDelete
How terrific that you can produce your own tableware for less than premade, and exactly how you want them. Your daughter's menagerie is great, I'd like to have some birds one day too.ReplyDelete
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