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Thread: Place mats

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    I recently took a class on Strip, quilt as you go. I am new at all this so thought it would be a good way to learn something new. Here are my placemats:

    As you can see, I did them different directions - mistake #1. I had made the two on the right, and they were downstairs, while I was starting the 2 on the left and that was upstairs.

    The other thing is - the first two are a tad bit smaller than the next two. I'm really bad at getting things to match up! I guess practice makes perfect, but still..... :roll:

    This is the hot pad I made to go with
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    It's a learning curve, and they will all look great on the table, so don't worry!

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    I think they look great!

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    You did not make mistakes. You made placemats and when you set the table no one will think you did anything other than make them to alternate on purpose unless you chose to share otherwise (I wouldnt). They are pretty and again, size difference the only time that EVER shows up is A) stacked, no one will see them stacked and B) if you lay them out like you just did which again you wont do as well no one sits like that.. even a few inches apart from each other and it wont be noticable at all. AND I have been sewing for a real long time and guess my learning curve is still going up as I do the above as you OFTEN and truly it doesnst matter if you like what you have done. I love what you have done.

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    They're beautiful! Don't worry about them being different sizes -- when they're on the table, no one will notice -- except you!! :D :D

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    Very nice - I agree with Elisabrat

    As with anything else, practice makes perfect - also remember that there are NO quilt police :-)

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    I like them. Your colors are great.

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    You did great! Thanks for sharing!

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    How are we supposed to know that you didn't lay them out that way on purpose?

    Your only mistake is to point out your mistake!

    Love the colours.

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    I really like them. They are my colors. Don't worry just enjoy the fact that you made them.

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    I REALLY LOVE THOSE......
    THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
    bopeep

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    Your placemats are lovely - I would not hesitate a moment to have them on my table. Thanks for sharing your pictures you have inspired me to try this technique as well.

    Don't be so critical of your work - you did a great job!!

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    You did fantastic! Wish I could sew that straight! Love the angled corners as well. Hot pad looks great too! Only YOU know the difference but you don't have to tell your guests!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I doubt anyone would notice when you have them on the table with plates on them!!!! They look great to me! Keep it up and don't give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang
    How are we supposed to know that you didn't lay them out that way on purpose?

    Your only mistake is to point out your mistake!

    Love the colours.
    I agree - and I think they look great. If it really bothers you once their on the table - give away two and keep two!

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    Very Nice. Love your colors.

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    I think they look beautiful!!! Great job on them!!

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    Very Springy.....Very nice!

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    They look good.
    Don't worry about the different sizes.
    You just have big people and little people size mats,

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    I really didn't notice the difference until you pointed it out. We are way too hard on ourselves. If anyone should be so rude as to mention it, turn the tables and tell them that is the way you planned them. LOL

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    I think they are beautiful. You did a great job.

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    Didn't even notice your "mistakes". They look great and I love the potholder.

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    cute

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    That is really cute. I love those colors and fabrics.

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    great job! :thumbup:

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