Sunday, October 20, 2013

Winter Placemats

I finished up four Winter Placemats for my mom using Winter's Lane for Moda.  I used a tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew.

The reverse side of all the placemats is the same print.

Here they are, all ready to go to my mom and dad's house.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Q4 Finish-A-Long

I have decided to join along the 2013 Quarter 4 Finish-A-Long to motivate me to finish all of my Holiday sewing!

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So here is my list:

1. This little quilt needs to be quilted and bound.

2. This little quilt needs the binding hand stitched on. It has been sitting in my "to-do" laundry basket for a few months now in this state.

3. My Vintage Christmas throw needs to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound. It has been in the to-do basket for almost a year.

4. I love these placemats. They need to be quilted and bound for my mom.

5. I need to finish my placemats. These 6 pinwheels are the centers of my placemats.

6. Finally, my giant tumbler Texas quilt. I have sewn the tumblers into pairs an cut out some of the appliques.

I hope I can get most of these things knocked off my list.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Halloween Placemat Tutorial

Over the next year, I am attempting to make placemats for each holiday and/or season.  First up I made these placemats for regular usage in my dining room. The tutorial can be found here.

Today, I am going to share how I made my Halloween Placemats.

You will need a Jelly Roll (or a variety of 2.5 inch strips), a fat quarter for the backing of each placemat, and binding.


For each placemat you make, you will need 15-7.5"x2.5"strips.  Take three of the strips for each placemat and cut them in half, 3.75"x2.5".  For example, for 6 placemats I cut 90-7.5" strips.  From those 90, I cut 18 in half.

Laying it Out:

Pick out 12-7.5" strips and 6-3.75" strips and arrange them in 6 rows.

Next, arrange each row like the following picture:

Next start sewing the pieces together.  Sew each row together (chain-piecing makes this faster).

Sew the rows together in sets of two.

Finally, sew all the rows together.

Now it is time for finishing.  Make a quilt sandwich with your choice of backing and quilt however you would like.  Then bind with a coordinating strips. 


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