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Thread: Christmas cushions from placemats

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    This is not quilting but when I was in the USA a couple of years ago in the supermarket I purchase a few fabric Santa/Christmas scene place mats that were like a tapestry fabric and made then into cushions for our lounge...Also gave a few away as Christmas gifts... Everyone thought they were really expensive gifts... Because of the oblong shape I had to make the cushion inserts... :-D

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    Isn't it fun to use a bargain item to make a 'fancy boutique shop' gift!

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    cool, love to see photos of them

    Quote Originally Posted by karen65ae
    This is not quilting but when I was in the USA a couple of years ago in the supermarket I purchase a few fabric Santa/Christmas scene place mats that were like a tapestry fabric and made then into cushions for our lounge...Also gave a few away as Christmas gifts... Everyone thought they were really expensive gifts... Because of the oblong shape I had to make the cushion inserts... :-D

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    Hm, I'd would have thought that placemats are too small to make a good cushion. Thanks for sharing. I will look at placemats very differently.

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    [quotefleurdelisquilts.com]Hm, I'd would have thought that placemats are too small to make a good cushion. Thanks for sharing. I will look at placemats very differently.

    No I think they looked fine.(well the place mats I purchased did) .I unpicked the hemming to get as much size as I could.Once the insert is in they plump up nicely.
    If they are to small you could put a border around the picture to make it bigger.

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    Sorry no pictures they are packed in a box in another country..

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