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Thread: My easy peasy scrappy placemats

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I used anywhere from 2" - 3" strips of fabric by anything longer than 12".

    I sewed the strips together then ironed fusible fleece on the back side.

    I then put them face down facing the fabric I used on the reverse side.

    Then stitched leaving a small opening and "birthed" them...

    I then used decorative stitches on the seam of each strip..

    Super quick and a great way to use up small amounts of fabric :thumbup:

    These measure appx 12" x 18" finished.
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    and they look so pretty on the table. great way to use up those scraps.

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    GREAT IDEA!!! :thumbup:
    Do you mind if I borrow it? ? ?

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    What a great idea and they look so pretty on your table!

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    very nice.I love using up scraps.I can not use them as fast as I make them tho

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    oh gosh no.... borrow away:thumbup: I thought they were the neatest thing (especially since I don't like binding).. plus you could make themed ones (cats, dogs, food, holidays) it was so fast and fun. You could even make place mats for the cat food bowls or dog food bowls.

    I can't wait to see the ones you make :)

    These have already made a trip through the washer and dryer. Fusible fleece (found at Wal-Mart but also available at Hancock Fabrics) makes them just the perfect thickness.



    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    GREAT IDEA!!! :thumbup:
    Do you mind if I borrow it? ? ?

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    Love them

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    what a great idea.. I need to do some for my house.

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    Really like them! Great idea.

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    They are lovely and thanks for sharing how you made them.

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    look like they are fun...great work, Kris...

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    Those are great!!!

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    Those are so nice!!

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    Great idea! Really pretty too!

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    They look great, Thanks for sharing your idea.

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    Very cute -- like the super easy stash reducing idea!!

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    I like these but what does it mean to "birth" them? I never like child labor so the mere mention of birth is scaring me!

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    I'm not sure of the correct term but it is when you sew almost all of the way around but you leave an opening large enough to push the inside through to the outside. Does that make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope2quilt
    I like these but what does it mean to "birth" them? I never like child labor so the mere mention of birth is scaring me!

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    Okay. I understand why it is called birthing now.

    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    I'm not sure of the correct term but it is when you sew almost all of the way around but you leave an opening large enough to push the inside through to the outside. Does that make sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hope2quilt
    I like these but what does it mean to "birth" them? I never like child labor so the mere mention of birth is scaring me!

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    Very cute idea. May have to make some for the pet bowls....good idea ~ thanks!

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    Cool

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    Very cheery!

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    Good idea!!

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    They look so pretty and cheerful on the table

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    They look so pretty and cheerful on the table

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