Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: placemats

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,522
    would plaid or striped fabric be good for placemats?

    jeanette

  2. #2
    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    6,014
    I happen to enjoy plaids and stripes, so I say yes. I have used them both in placemats.

    Happy Quilting,
    Sharon

  3. #3
    ccbear66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Knob Noster, MO
    Posts
    913
    There are no quilt police so if you want to use plaid or stripes in your placemats go ahead. Don't forget to post pics so we can see.

  4. #4
    quiltmaker101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Pensacola, FL
    Posts
    780
    I think stripes look really nice, especially if used as binding. If you had a diagonal stripe in red and white, for example, it would look like peppermint candy canes around the edge of Christmas placemats.

    I would think you have to fussy cut the plaids so they look balanced, but plaids would look good too. Very homey.

    I used to buy plaid homespun and make dish towels for my mother and grandmothers. I appliqued crochet shapes and ruffled edging to make them fancy. I don't see why you couldn't make placemats that way too.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Becky
    Posts
    708
    Qulitmaker
    I too, have made dish towels with homespun and appliqued Tea Pots and Flower Pots as gifts. Never thought of a ruffle,,,,,Thats a unique idea, one I'll have to try. I used yo-yos for the flowers, My friends still have them. I love homespun. Plan a quilt in the near future using Homespun and muslin.

  6. #6
    Moderator kathy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    on the Texas Coast
    Posts
    3,673
    so what exactly IS homespun? I've seen it online but don't really know what the difference is.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Becky
    Posts
    708
    I have purchased it at Walmart. They have been pretty good at carrying a decent selection, in various colors. Only by the yard. At one of the few Walmarts that are still carrying fabric.

  8. #8
    snowb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    60
    I think homespuns would be very nice for placemats. You could also make matching dish towels with left over fabric. Maybe put matching appliques on the towel and in one corner of the placemat. A quilt from all homespuns is also on my to do list ( which keeps getting longer & longer ). :roll:

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,089
    In general, as we use the term, homespun is yarn-dyed, as opposed to being woven white and then printed. It's really not hand woven, most of the time.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    592
    Wendy, you're always full of great ideas!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.