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Thread: Oh-so-easy Christmas placemats

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    Oh-so-easy Christmas placemats

    Thought I would share these oh-so-easy Christmas placemats that I made for the upcoming craft show.
    I'm trying to keep my cost down so I backed them with dish towels (or what my mother calls 'tea towels') that are all cotton but a little heavier that quilting cottons but only cost a dollar per towel. They also gave the placemats a little extra 'body'. I pieced the front and then machine appliqued the bows in place and did a medium stipple to quilt. Had them all done in about a day.
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    I think these are really cute! Would sure help to use up a big tub of Christmas fabric I have here. Thanks for sharing!
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    Pretty! It is a wonderful idea.
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    Really clever idea for backing. Also makes them very easily washed. cute pattern.

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    Great Idea! Thanks for sharing

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    Those are sooooo adorable. What a great idea. Thanks.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    VERY cute idea. They're very bright and look just like a beautifully wrapped package! nice job
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    Love them. Cute idea with the ribbon and bow. Thanks for showing us a new idea!

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    Really cute idea. Simple but fun. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. I wish you great success at the fair.
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    They are lovely!

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    Very pretty !!!!! Great idea about the tea towels........Michele

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    They are all so nice!!! Looks like Christmas in July!
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    Great placemats. I like the tea towel idea...
    Thanks for sharing

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    Great idea and they came out beautiful!
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    Excellent idea! I hope you don't mind me copying it!!! Very cute!

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    Those make quite a nice set and I really like the fact that you chose to make a different bow on each one.

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    I like these... nice

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    What a neat idea!!! Great presents

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    They look great! I love that they will wear good with the tea towels on the back.
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    Very charming! They should sell well.

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    very cute..........

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    They are darling. The towels were an inspired idea. That extra weight would be great.
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    what a wonderful idea, Our quilt guild is making place mats for meal on wheels and I will forward this pic to them. if that is ok with you. they are wonderful. thank you.
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    Please feel free to to use this idea! That's one of the reasons we make posts and read posts...to exchange ideas. I am so glad you like them!
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    what a wonderful idea, Our quilt guild is making place mats for meal on wheels and I will forward this pic to them. if that is ok with you. they are wonderful. thank you.

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    Very very cute!

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