Monday, November 19, 2018

More Bits and Pieces {Scrappy Sewing}

To follow up from my scrappy table runners from last week, here are the scrappy placemats that I made!

My first set of placemats is also Christmas-y, with various greens and the large scale box print in Christmas colors that I used on the back of my Fire Pit Christmas quilt.

For the backing, I had a red tonal print in my stash that I had originally planned to use but I had to stop at my LQS on Saturday anyways, so I picked up a yard of this fun holiday animal print on clearance to use for the backing of these placemats. I did a loop-and-stars filler for the quilting in red Aurifil thread. I also used the same box print to make bias binding for each mat.

The second set of placemats is made from the remainder of the layer cake that I had originally used to make a Valentine's Day themed table runner. I used my Bunny Patch placemats tutorial to cut the layer cake squares into pieces for the pieced "backing" and the 6-patch "front". I did the quilting in red Aurifil thread and did a swirl-and-hearts motif. The binding is a dark red tonal print with gold metallic accents from my stash.

I ultimately decided to skip the applique addition on these since the prints speak for themselves!

My church ladies were SO excited to get some additional items donated for the craft table. Quite a few of them are also quilters and sewists, but they were rather impressed with my FMQ skills!

I'm hoping that I can continue to make a few more items between now and mid-December to add to the table, provided these ones sell! And of course, I hope that the place mats and table runners find good homes!

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  1. I hope that all the items for the craft table sell well, too. Using the box print on bias was a great finish for the first placemats!

  2. Those chocolate fabrics are making me hungry! Cute placemats :)

  3. Both sets of placemats are very fun, they should do well at the craft table.

  4. Hi Alison! Isn't it so nice to be appreciated?!! Your placemats are wonderful and it is so generous of you to donate them. Plus, you get the added benefit of your church friends oohing and ahhing over your stitching skills. That sounds like a fabulous win/win to me. I wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. That bias binding is excellent! And the chocolates are to die for!

  6. I like that bias binding as well. Good thinking on your part. They chocolates are really fun. I think they will get snatched up for a chocolate lover.

  7. More great donations to your church's efforts! Placemats are a perfect project for that -- beautiful, handmade items at a great price point. : )


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