Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fall/Thanksgiving Placemats

I found the cutest fall fabric remnant the other day at Joann's. There wasn't much of it, but...

there was enough to make a couple of placemats for the little kitchen table.
Isn't it cute? I started by cutting 2 pieces 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" for the tops.
Then cut batting the same size as the top and the back piece about an inch larger. Layer the top and bottom, wrong sides together, with the batting sandwiched between the two.
Because this fabric had defined lines, I machine stitched around the boxes of the designs. I should have said before to be sure and pin the pieces together before you start quilting, it'll keep it from slipping on you.
Now for the hanging over part, iron it once in half and then again over the top piece.
Then topstitch close to the edge. If you were real energetic, you could miter the corners, I'm not, so I squared mine off. I folded the long edges over first and then the sides.
By the way, I'm working on curtains for that bay window so next time I have to take a picture in my kitchen, you don't have to see the hot tub sitting smack dab in the window!

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Terri D. said...

Those are very cute! That is a beautiful compote/centerpiece on your table. What is its story, please?

Cranberry Morning said...

You never cease to amaze me! You are so ambitious. And I do love the placemats. Fallish and cheery. So sweet!