Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lots of Placemats - Christmas Projects – 2013

Documentation 152, 153 and 154

There was a lot of sewing going on for Christmas gifts this year.

I designed and made 4 sets of 8 placemats, that's 32 in all.

 #152 - Placemats - Blue Accent Stripe

Blue Accent

Blue Accent - Set of 8
  #153 - Placemats - Green Accent Stripe

Green Accent

Green Accent - Set of 8
I was in such a hurry to get one set on its way that I didn't get a picture. These were in brown and rusty orange in colour.

I dyed some brown muslin for the backs all of these, and the quilting was simply stitch-in-the-ditch and a free motion feather on the accent and adjoining strips.

Back - quilting - pillowcase method
#154 - Skinny Strips Placemats

This technique is from Kathleen Loomis at Art with a Needle.  She has a tutorial on sewing skinny strips.  I think she may call them Fine Lines.   Thanks Kathy.

I found this fun fabric for the skinny strips and the backs of these. I was intending on adding more strips but  really liked this look, so I stopped there.  

These were broken up in 2 sets of four for my two grandsons who now have their own places.

Skinny Strips Placemats

I love this fabric!
Back of Skinny Strips Placemats
Skinny Strips - Two sets of 4

I had a great time sewing with fleece, so easy! I made some neck warmers and a few kiddie scarves as well as over 20 Beanie hats, some with flower embellishments for the girls.

I also ventured into the infinity scarf world making half a dozen of those, unfortunately did not take any photos of any of the sewing projects.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas
Have a very Happy New Year!

Thanks for dropping by

Happy Quilting,



JennyPennyPoppy said...

Great looking placemats Terry! I especially like the Green Accent set.

Margaret said...

Happy New Year, Terry! Love your skinny strips and the cocktail fabric -- and your feathers are beautifully done! I'm sure the recipients were delighted!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice job on the placemats

Tammy said...

Beautiful place mats Terry. I just adore the fabric with the beverages on it. Bravo very well done. Happy New Year to you and yours. May all your dreams come true.

Anonymous said...

Place mats...an essential and yours are so lovely, colourful and creative!