Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stitching Placemats

I took a week off of En Provence to stitch up some simple place mats for my son. He moved out a few weeks ago and realized he preferred place mats over tablecloths to protect his table. Until he priced place mats.

I made a reversible set of 12 from 2 yards of a blue print and 2 yards of a black print. I don't know what this pattern is called but it is very popular right now. The kids have a shower curtain and bath rugs in this same design. The fabric is so busy that I stitched the edge then a simple double rectangle in the middle.

My son is a big fan of the University of Oklahoma so when I spotted some OU cotton fabric at Walmart, I had to buy a couple of yards. For $9.97 a yard! Yikes!

I paired it with the last of a black bandanna print. There was just barely over a yard, so I had to squeeze to get 8 place mats. I made a couple of potholders from the scraps. The kids were delighted. I love having a family that appreciates my sewing :)

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