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Topic: Super Spectacular Placemat Swap Signup thru April 4; Due: May 13  (Read 6107 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2011 02:05:23 PM »

We only have one set of matching place mats and they are never used all together lol  Sometimes the kids will use the ones with the plate, knife, and fork appliqued on them (LOVE THOSE) but that is about as matchy as we get around here lol. 

I once got a really cute set of place mats and LOVED them to death.  The fabric was all pre washed and the appliqe was so nicely done and it seemed washable so I washed them.  The interfacing in the middle shrunk ;(  I was so sad. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011 07:04:52 PM »

Could placemats be crocheted?  That is my main talent, and I want to join this swap, but don't want to "short" anyone, if it's something no one would be interested in.
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« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2011 10:13:57 PM »

Yes, they can be crocheted.  I've got some really great ones, that are a double crocheted wave.  Actually, I think the pattern was for a dishtowel, but I use them as placemats.  They're one of my girls favs.
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2011 05:46:26 AM »

Then I'm signing up!  Whoooooo-whooooooooooo!
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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2011 04:34:36 PM »

Welcome, Miss Barbara.  Looks like 8 is the big number everyones looking for, so far.  That leaves a ton of possibilities for those of you that are saying you don't have to match.  I can't wait to see what the gallery turns out.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2011 05:18:18 PM »

I'm surprised there aren't more people signed up.  Maybe folks are trying to finish up other swaps before they sign up for this one?  I think this swap will be great regardless!! 

I made my first mug rug last night.  I am so excited.  It came together so quickly I wouldn't mind doing a small set of those as well if the rules allow or just throwing one in with the placemats.  I am very new at piecing and quilting so I was really surprised with it.   Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2011 07:46:05 PM »

this sounds like so much fun! and id be able to do it right before school starts...
i would love to join and my skill is sewing but before i set in in stone can someone let me know if cotton placemats are acceptable? im scared ill send ones that shrink like mommythemaid said... do you NEED to use interfacing?
i would love to have 2 sets of 4 or fun semi matching mismatched ones
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2011 11:38:52 AM »

I don't think interfacing is necessary.  I think a low loft batting with some quilting is good or a piece of fleece works well too if you want a more quilted place mat.  I always make my place mats from cotton that has been pre washed and I have never had them shrink on me before.  The place mats I use don't have any batting or anything in the middle (with the exception of the set I made for a swap that I used a thin fleece) and I love them.  They are washable (which in my opinion is a must), never shrink, and my kids don't have to worry about their light weight cups tipping over since there is only 2 layers of cotton between it and the table. 

This is just my idea though.  There are lots of ways to do it, those are just my favorite.
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2011 03:54:41 PM »

sounds good  Grin
ill think about it for a few days... sounds like fun but have to make sure its not more than i can handle
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2011 04:31:40 PM »

This looks like fun!  I may have to join you all!
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