Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Well it has taken me a while, things just seem to get in the way of plans sometimes.  I had all the placemats cut out, ready to sew.........then procrastination set in, the "I'll work on them tomorrow" syndrome.  LOL

Below are pictures and directions on the placemats that I made.

I used two coordinating fabrics.

Cut one 13 1/2" wide strip by width of fabric:  From strip cut 4 (13 1/2" x 8 1/2") Side A Centers
Cut one 13 1/2" wide strip by width of fabric:  From strip cut 4 (13 1/2" x 8 1/2") Side B Centers

Cut strips of both fabrics to border Centers:  Each placemat will have (2)12 1/2" x 2" strips, and (2) 13 1/2" x 2" strips.

Attach the 13 1/2" to each longer side, and then attach the 12 1/2" sides...........one placemat completed!!

This was the reversible arrangement I was planning on doing.  But, I usually change things as I go. LOL  I chose to add another 1" border to the tops and bottoms of each placemat.  I wanted to get more of that turquoise color in there! 

After adding the 1 inch borders around the sides of both sides..........I layered batting the size of the placemats...........Place Side A, right side up atop the batting.  Place Side B atop Side A, rights sides together.  Stitch around edge with 1/4" seam, leaving space to turn the placemats right sides out.


I couldn't find any placemats to my liking, so I chose to make my own.  I am so glad I did..........well, in truth, I have one made.........three to finish.  LOL  And, I probably need to think maybe making a total of 6 or 8.  Or...........this could make a great table runner too!!!!!!

I had mentioned that we are "Iris" lovers.  Take a quick walk around my garden and see what is popping up around here.

Something else poking up too!

Mr. Frog's garden!

I have got a few projects I need to get moving on.  I started sewing the blocks together on my Flying Geese signature swap ............but I don't like how I laid them out, and I now need to get out my seam ripper and probably rip out 6 - 7 rows.  A new challenge from our small quilt group....I would like to make 2 of these for my 2 granddaughters that need them for their dolls.........hahaha..........like I am sure this is going to happen! Oh, I have started a new craft.....cross stitching.........I have finished one picture, framed it and everything!  Now finishing up the other one.  They both compliment each other, and I think they are headed to my bathroom.

My back is starting t ache, so that's all for now.