Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Place Mats

This is the fabric I used for the appliqued panel on the fabric postcard. I just thought it would make lovely place mats and as the ones my mum made for me many years ago were wearing out, I thought it was time to treat myself. I cut each panel so there were four rows of motifs in each. This means I only have enough fabric to make two place mats. Maybe I should have had the bright idea for this when I bought the fabric,

I used different fabric for each back. Both of these fabrics I used for the postcard too. After sandwiching a layer of batting between the fabric, I machine stitched around each square to give a quilted effect and to hold all pieces in place.

Unfortunately, I haven't got any suitable fabric to bind the edges, so I will be on the lookout for some later in the week when I get into town. It may have to be a trip to Hobbycraft as I need some DMC thread too.

4 comments:

Karan said...

Great idea for the placemats. :0)

Judy B said...

Very pretty.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Lovely placemats. Great idea. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful harvest time of year. Hugs Judy

Bernadette said...

I love the use of applique on the placemats. There are so many beautiful fabrics out there that would lend themselves to this technique. Your choice of fabrics and palette for this project is exquisite. I hope you find the perfect binding.