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Thread: What do you think of my "free" placemats?

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    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
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    I decided I needed some everyday fall placemats so I rummaged through my stash and found some leftover leaf print from tablerunners I had made for gifts. I looked in my 5 inch square box and found two more fabrics that looked good with it. I finally decided to just pick out enough other coordinating prints to make 6 placemats. I trimmed all the squares to 4 1/2 inches as that would give me the size I needed. I did Disappearing 9-Patch for my blocks and used 1 and 1/2 blocks per mat. I used flannel leftovers for the batting because they didn't have to match as it would be hidden inside! I didn't have anything big enough for binding, so I topped stitched the edges with a decorating border. I now have 6 placemats that cost nothing!

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    Good job, they look great, and the price is right. :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful idea. They look great.

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    These are really pretty placemats, love the colors. Perfect for this time of year.

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    I love them!! i'm using up my stash too.

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    Excellent idea!! Who would have thought. I always forget to shop my stash it! It is my shopping therapy now!!! Thank you for sharing they are beautiful enjoy many years with them!!

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    Those are so pretty. And the price is right. You did a great job on them. Thanks for sharing.

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    Looks great - extra points for thriftiness! :)

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    Wonderful idea! I was given some fabric that I will not use on my quilts, but would make wonderful placemat!! Thanks for the idea!

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    great job, thanks for sharing!

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