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30 August 2015

All Seasons Placemats {Tutorial + Pattern}

For everyday use, I like to use placemats on the dining table. Sure, when we have guests or parties, I’ll use a table cloth, but when its just our family, I have a tray in the centre of the table with placemats. Some of these are quite old. Like, really, REALLY old. I made them years ago when I wanted to practice free motion quilting and machine binding.

I figured it was time to make new ones (and perhaps get rid of some of the older faded ones). I bought some of this lovely “Wildwood” print by Cloud 9 Fabrics from Spotlight the other week and really wanted to use it in a project where it would be the hero. This and the other “Wildwood” prints were in the dress fabric section, and luckily for me, I was in the queue at the cutting counter and saw it. Normally I’d just head to the quilting fabric section. I really must explore the dress fabric section a little more next time I visit.  Who knows what other treasures I may find.

All Seasons Placemat 1

I made these new placemats which include a little bit of machine applique. It’s really simple and a great beginner project plus all of the materials can be sourced from your local Spotlight store.

I’ve created a little tutorial and included the pattern for the All Seasons Placemats which you can use to create some of your own, if you like. Why All Seasons? Well I thought that since these are so quick (and really quite simple) to make, it might be fun to create a new set for each season (ie darker colours for winter and oranges/browns for autumn etc).

Download the All Seasons Placemats Tutorial and Pattern from my Google Drive here
Or I have uploaded the pattern to Craftsy, which you can download here

Let me know if you have a go at making some of these placemats. I’d love to see your different fabric combinations. Tag me on Facebook or Instagram (@SameliasMum). Happy Sewing!

All Seasons Placemats - Close Up

16 comments:

  1. Lovely placemats, Anorina. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  2. Hi Annorina mows these placemats are gorgeous ,well done xx

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    1. Thanks Shez. I'm pleased with them, though still hesitant to let the kids use them ;-)

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  4. I'm with you on place mats. I love them. And i love your pattern today. Thanks for the download.

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    1. They're such fun, quick finish projects, aren't they? Happy Sewing :)

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  5. Ohhh love them, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love them... so clever of you and thanks...
    Hugz

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  7. This is a lovely placemat, Anorina! You always inspire me with your creativity. I hope you don't mind if I feature it on my blog (with links to you).

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  8. Thank you for these I love making placemats!! Oh and I found you though The Crafty Quilter Julie.

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