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Thread: 4 sided placemats?

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    Does anyone have definitive instructions to make 4-sided placemats??

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    will surf and see if I can find anything

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    Looks cute but I couldn't quite grasp it. I'll read it again later and maybe it will sink in.

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    thanks for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Looks cute but I couldn't quite grasp it.
    You are sewing each piece of fabric to two other pieces. If you could stand the placemat on edge & open it to a cross or an "X" you could see all four sides.

    I see a Christmas idea here. Thanks!
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    cute idea.... but I need to focus on "practical" stuff like clothes and quilts, furniture finished and cabinets stained ha ha :D... maybe in the future after I finish the other thousand projects....

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    double post... opps

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    I made a set of these and worked great. One side is Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and everyday all in one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Looks cute but I couldn't quite grasp it.
    You are sewing each piece of fabric to two other pieces. If you could stand the placemat on edge & open it to a cross or an "X" you could see all four sides.

    I see a Christmas idea here. Thanks!
    Thanks for the explanation - I needed that! I thought it was two lined ovals (double-faced), then lined up and sewed together down the middle. Hmmm, middle seam might be "ugly" when beginning to start and stop!

    Your explanation and the link will help me make lovely Christmas gifts!

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    I like the idea, so you don't need batting, right? or do you?

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    thank you!!!!!

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    Love this idea!

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    It says to use iron-on.....just to give it some body.

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    Thanks so much!

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    cool idea it would make nice gift for xmas

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    I have made these placemats and they are very easy to do and lots of fun. I have the template but it isn't really necessary as long as you cut all the sides exactly the same.When they are finished it is like a book and you can just flip the pages for a clean placemat. Great for grandkids!

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    How is it sewn together? Can you please give a quick tutorial about it? thank you:)




    Quote Originally Posted by just stitchin'
    I have made these placemats and they are very easy to do and lots of fun. I have the template but it isn't really necessary as long as you cut all the sides exactly the same.When they are finished it is like a book and you can just flip the pages for a clean placemat. Great for grandkids!

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    Cute idea!!

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    Very cool gift idea.

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    I have the template and pattern and they are really easy. I've made them for my gkids.

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    nice idea but still don't get it brain isn't working

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    You have 4 different fabrics cut the same size oval. Take 2 fabrics, right sides together and sew around halfway. Take another fabric and put it right side together with ont of the open sides and sew that around 1/2. Take the last piece and add it to the open sides and sew each 1/2, leaving an opening to turn. Turn to the right side, press (and I topstitched so they would lay flatter). When you open them you have 4 choices for each placemat.

    It's not letting me add the photos so I may have to put them in a new line.

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    Hopefully these will go this time.

    fabrics for Rhys' 4-sided placemat
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