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

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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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    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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    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!
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee
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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!
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    Great job turning those into a wonderful quilt!

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    Absolutely beautiful, and what a wonderful way of repurposing boring placemats into a usable quilt. Well done !!!
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    Looks like all the cow related comments have been made, so I'll just say you did a wonderful job repurposing those placemats!
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    Very clever!! You did great job! Love it!

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    a great transformation
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    Well you sure turned those place mats into something so much better! It really looks nice and you are the clever one to put cow fabric in Hole in the Barn Door!

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    Great way to re-purpose those placemats! Your quilt looks great.

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    Great job! I started a collection of santas while on vacation ... It started to snowball with others buying santas for me while they were on vacation..I finally put my foot down and said no more..with a smile and big thank you!

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    Love what you did with them

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    . Too cute!
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    Great job of repurposing. That is a really happy looking quilt. Guess even the cows are happier to be back in a barn.

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    Great repurposing of items into a more meaningful and special quilt. Love the idea!!!
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    Hahaha! That's awesome!
    I love the smell of Best Press in the morning!

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    My nativity set has cows lowing in the manger, your lap quilt would look perfect nearby, just sayin'.

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    Love it !!!!!

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    Great quilt and recycling, what more can you ask?

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