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Thread: From Placemats .... to a Quilt!!!!!!!! Mooy Christmas!

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    From Placemats .... to a Quilt!!!!!!!! Mooy Christmas!

    When we were dairy farming, friends and family thought everything cow needed to be in our home. Sometimes what they gave, really was not appreciated ... such as these place mats!

    Sure, I liked the "fabric", but I am SO NOT a place mat person. Add the fact that they werebasically just some fabric fused to a white backing with a serged edge, plus they never laid flat. So every year for Christmas they came out, were seldom used .... and then tucked away for the next year.

    The last few years, I kept thinking, I should make them into a quilt, but nothing happened. This year, it kept haunting me, and I started to consider designs and stash fabrics for go-withs. Didn't happen though. Til I started packing Christmas things away, and decided, it's going to become a flimsy in January and it'll be quilted sometime between then and Christmas!

    Mission Accomplished!! .... A nice large lap quilt .... or a small'ish bed quilt at 69" square.
    IF I want it as a topper, I can easily lay it over a bedspread sized quilt.
    Bonus ... all the fabric came from my stash except the white/gold.
    And of course, just "had" to use the Churn Dash or Hole In the Barn Door block design for the starting point!

    May I wish you an early
    Merry Christmoos!!
    ........ or should that be a
    Mooy Christmas?
    Of course, from none other than the
    Santa Cows!!
    Thanks for looking .... (sorry, not the best photo .... the sashing and borders is a dark green striped fabric.)

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    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!

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    Great way to re-purpose your placemats! Cow fabric in the center of Hole in the Barn Door pattern, perfect!

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    How lovely that you turned them into something nice!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"

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    Cambridge, MN
    That is very clever and cute... now the question is... will you gift the quilt back to the people who gave you the placemats? I think not!

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    Nicely repurposed. And even a churn dash block. You ARE creative.

    Well done as usual.

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    Perfect! So much better than placemats!!!!! One of my favorite squares too!

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    That came out adorable. Great repurpose!
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    They look soooo much better as a quilt Great re-purpose!!

    Can't wait to see how you're going to quilt this one.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.


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    I know what you mean about receiving cow-related items; when we had our Dalmatian people kept giving us anything spotted--even had a toilet bowl brush & holder that was a Dalmatian.

    I love the Santa Moos--that turned out really cute! And it's something you'll use. Can I say it?---you did an AMOOSING job, QE!
    I pray for peace today and hope I don't have to tomorrow.

    When I was accused of living in a fantasy world I almost fell off my unicorn.

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    Great job turning those into a wonderful quilt!

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