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.
SIDES A & B
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.