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Thread: Quilted placemats

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    I di them at the weekend, I did two for myself (ony ever need two placemats at my place!) as practice, am planning to do Christmas ones for my friends. I am pleased with how they came out.

    I did them like a mini quilt really, 10"x13", and used old terry towels as batting, and binding like you would do on a normal quilt, except I don't hand sew (too impatient!), so I sew my binding to the front, fold it over and iron it in place with Wundaweb, then stitch in the ditch from the front, you know the drill. Good practice for doing binding though, I no longer need to use the tutorials on Youtube to remind me how to join the ends!

    They are different fabric on the back, but I didn't take a pic of that as I don't like it, think it's ugly. Imagine fabric that looks like shredded overcooked cabbage! Lucky the front is pretty so the back will not be seen!
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    Your new placemats are so pretty!! :)
    Way to go, girl. They really look great
    with your dishes.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Very pretty, love the quilting!!! :D :D :D

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    Those is pretty :)

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    Great job.

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    Nice placemats Mary! You did a great job on them both :D:D:D:D:D
    Your friends will be thrilled this Christmas, to find ones like them under the tree! :D

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    Very nice, pretty fabric!

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    Wow those are great! I'm about to start on a set of placemats and coasters for a friend, and it never would have occured to me to cut the corners to make the placemats that shape - yours look great, so I think I'm going to do mine that way!

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    Great job!! What a terrific idea, too!

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    very nice so whens dinner? :)

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    Very nice!!! Love the material, and what totally perfect quilting!!!! :D :D

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    Very pretty placemats - I love the fabric!

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    Your placemats are so pretty. They look wonderful with your white plates. Great job.

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    Very nice. I like the shape. Good ideas to get started early on gifts! :lol: Thanks for sharing, and I like your plates also! :lol:

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    Very cool! I like how you reused materials to make them, too!

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    :D :D :D Very nice,Mary! Beautiful fabric. I am glad to see someone else practicing on placemats. I learned alot that way.

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    Very nice.

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    I just love the placemats. The material is very pretty

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    Pretty placemats Mary! Good idea to use the terry inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyKitty
    I di them at the weekend, I did two for myself (ony ever need two placemats at my place!) as practice, am planning to do Christmas ones for my friends. I am pleased with how they came out.

    I did them like a mini quilt really, 10"x13", and used old terry towels as batting, and binding like you would do on a normal quilt, except I don't hand sew (too impatient!), so I sew my binding to the front, fold it over and iron it in place with Wundaweb, then stitch in the ditch from the front, you know the drill. Good practice for doing binding though, I no longer need to use the tutorials on Youtube to remind me how to join the ends!

    They are different fabric on the back, but I didn't take a pic of that as I don't like it, think it's ugly. Imagine fabric that looks like shredded overcooked cabbage! Lucky the front is pretty so the back will not be seen!





    what is terry towels? is it ordinary towels?
    and what is wundaweb?

    explanation for dummies needed,lol

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    Nice job and allready in use!.....:-)

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    I love your placemats, Mary. I love all pinks, but this is my favorite shade! dee-lish! :P

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    Those are very pretty!!! Nice job, and love that you reclaimed fabric to make them!! They ROCK!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyhope

    what is terry towels? is it ordinary towels?
    and what is wundaweb?

    explanation for dummies needed,lol
    Hi Sunnyhope, yes, terry towels are the usual type of fluffy towel, rather than the cloth type you may use in the kitchen.

    Wundaweb I guess is the brand name for any type of fusible webbing....it sticks fabric together when ironed. The stuff I use is the same width as sellotape.
    http://www.kleins.co.uk/wundaweb-iro...tape-217-p.asp

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    I love them.

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