Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
Quilted Placemats >

Quilted Placemats

Quilted Placemats

Old 09-26-2016, 03:03 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Lynnie25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,009
Default Quilted Placemats

I have a huge container of orphan blocks and bits and pieces left over from quilts so instead of throwing them out, I am making them into placemats. The blocks are extras made for a quilt (I never follow a pattern or really work out how many I actually need) or are 'tester' blocks to see if I like the block and want to make it into a quilt. Others are made from left over rows made for borders, etc. So far I have made over 30 and I haven't really made much of a dent in the orphan block stash.

Most of these are foundation pieced and I have joined them together, used scraps of wadding and fabric scraps for backing and binding.

I will most likely sell them or donate them to an aged care centre.
Attached Thumbnails 14448878_10207893034469799_3478570186523474160_n.jpg   p1010002.jpg   p1010003.jpg   p1010005.jpg   p1010006.jpg  

p1010007.jpg   p1010008.jpg   p1010009.jpg   p1010010.jpg   p1010011.jpg  

Lynnie25 is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 03:06 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2,222
Default

Originally Posted by Lynnie25 View Post
I have a huge container of orphan blocks and bits and pieces left over from quilts so instead of throwing them out, I am making them into placemats. The blocks are extras made for a quilt (I never follow a pattern or really work out how many I actually need) or are 'tester' blocks to see if I like the block and want to make it into a quilt. Others are made from left over rows made for borders, etc. So far I have made over 30 and I haven't really made much of a dent in the orphan block stash.

Most of these are foundation pieced and I have joined them together, used scraps of wadding and fabric scraps for backing and binding.

I will most likely sell them or donate them to an aged care centre.
Lynnie, these are wonderful. Very creative to use your orphans this way..
slbram17 is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 03:06 PM
  #3  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 24,683
Default

beautiful!!! I love what you did with them. please show us more.
lynnie is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 03:15 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
LindaMRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Athens, Georgia
Posts: 1,700
Default

These are great, and yes, please show us more!
LindaMRB is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 03:24 PM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 15,368
Default

Those are wonderful.
twinkie is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 03:44 PM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,884
Default

Gret placemats! I have a box of orphans that I should turn into placemats. I keep thinking I could make them into a quilt but they do not play well together every time I get them out.
Tartan is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 04:44 PM
  #7  
QM
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northern California mountains
Posts: 12,538
Default

I like them all, but especially the storm at sea. Whether placemats or scrap quilts, don't toss those orphans.
QM is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 05:35 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Sync's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Oro Valley, AZ
Posts: 3,388
Default

A very creative way to use your orphans.
Sync is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 06:29 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maine-ly Florida
Posts: 3,906
Default

Those are really lovely. They could also be used as mini-quilts to brighten up some spaces in a nursing home or some other setting.
lots2do is offline  
Old 09-26-2016, 06:30 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
nanacc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,507
Default

Great idea! Really pretty! I have used some of my orphans for pot holders and use them under plants ..
nanacc is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
craftybear
Links and Resources
2
09-19-2011 06:24 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
1
09-19-2011 06:23 PM
craftybear
Links and Resources
6
12-04-2010 10:17 AM
barnbum
Pictures
62
07-09-2010 05:36 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.