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« on: November 30, 2010 03:26:43 PM »

My MIL requested place mats this year for Christmas. I decided to use the triple rail pattern and make some super fun and funky ones!

I made a set of 4 with polka dots.

The backs of the polka dots are a very small black and white gingham check.

I also made 4 with stripes.

The striped ones have plain black Kona cotton for the back.

I love how fun they turned out, I just hope she likes them too! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 03:37:33 PM »

wow those are super fun and funky Wink  love the polka dots
would also make a great play mat for an infant  (because of the whole, babies like red n black n white stuff)
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 03:40:23 PM »

Those are so cute!  I love them!  I like placemats but so many of the designs are kinda granny-ish.  These certainly break that mold.  Great work!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 06:52:30 PM »

Those are so cool!!!  Did you use any batting/padding or anything in the middle of them, between the top & base?
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010 08:47:13 AM »

Thanks everyone!
 
wow those are super fun and funky Wink  love the polka dots
would also make a great play mat for an infant  (because of the whole, babies like red n black n white stuff)

I also thought of the infant playmat thing because of the color scheme. My MIL's kitchen is red and she likes adding black to it.
I certainly didn't want granny like place mats! I'm glad they don't come across as frumpy!  Cheesy
I used a piece of fusible interfacing to give them some body. I didn't want them to be too thick so I skipped the batting. The interfacing is just thick enough to make them feel like place mats, but you can set a cup on them without worrying about tipping.
Those are so cool!!!  Did you use any batting/padding or anything in the middle of them, between the top & base?
Those are so cute!  I love them!  I like placemats but so many of the designs are kinda granny-ish.  These certainly break that mold.  Great work!   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010 01:07:24 PM »

Those placemats look very nice and well done!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010 08:06:52 PM »

I freakin love these!
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2010 09:05:10 AM »

More black and red.  I love them! 
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2010 01:01:15 PM »

oh i love it!
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010 12:38:03 AM »

I love these they're so fun looking.
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