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mimiw
« on: November 14, 2007 07:31:14 PM »

More of my "all-handmade" Christmas presents.  33 down and 14 to go!  Here are placemats I made for my SIL:

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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 07:39:25 PM »

These are so pretty!  I'm doing an "All-handmade" Xmas, BUT I haven't even started yet -I have my supplies and lists.  I'm planning an all out craft-athon Thanksgiving weekend. 
    SO my question is Did you buy a plain placemat -and stitch on fabric -or did you make everything from scratch.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 07:43:07 PM »

Neat!
I am making place mats as a Christmas present too.
Did you use batting?
And did you stitch down the middle or just let it float?
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007 07:45:14 PM »

oooo! i love them! very pretty and i absolutely love the fabric choices!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007 08:16:35 PM »


I skimmed this tutorial but made my dimensions a little different and strip pieced the patchwork (that made it MUCH faster).  I made all four in about 45 minutes.  I used unbleached muslin for the back and front and used a layer of quilt batting in between.  http://twinmommyproductions.blogspot.com/2007/10/patchwork-placemat-tutorial.html
Now I just need to make matching coasters...and some placemats for myself  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007 09:54:49 PM »

Ohhh, these are so cool! I've always wanted to make placemats and have sketched different styles, but yours are way better than anything I've designed so far. Lucky recipient!
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2007 06:34:59 AM »

Those are very nice!  Great fabric choices.  I'm envious of how many gifts you've made so far!
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mimiw
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2007 07:09:24 AM »

Just got off the phone with my MIL and she says they will not match my SIL's new kitchen (they just moved into a new house) so I guess they are going to be for a swap...maybe the white elephant swap.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007 10:42:28 AM »


I skimmed this tutorial but made my dimensions a little different and strip pieced the patchwork (that made it MUCH faster). 

Hi!  LOVE these!  what is strip piecing?  Your's seems to look nicer than the one in the tutorial link!!!!  (Though, both look wonderful!)

I am making placemats for my mom for Christmas, and I now have decided what they are going to look like!!!  Thanks for all your help!

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007 12:05:18 PM »

Instead of cutting 2x4 pieces and then piecing them all together I cut 4x36 (or some interval of 4) strips and sewed them together.  After I had a long strip with 4 or 5 fabrics I cut them horizontally into 4 inch pieces (so you get a piece with all the fabric stripes).  It just gives you longer strips of patchwork and takes less time.  Does that make any sense?!
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