"Faites que le reve devore votre vie afin que la vie ne devore pas votre reve"
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, December 30, 2010

place mats

Here is another sewing project
that was to remain hidden,
well at least until now!

To go with the coasters I showed you previously,
I also made some place mats.
They are also quite simple,
yet have a great texture and feel,
well at least to me!

As previously I used linen, flannel (as batting)
and the fabric from IKEA.
To add interest and texture,
I used a beautiful cotton print from Liberty of London,
you know how much I enjoy these fabrics!

I started a rectangle of linen
and appliqued a band of cotton print on the top,
with the raw edges turned under by ironing.

I placed the flannel underneath,
then the IKEA fabric on the top,
and stitched all around it,
leaving an opening to turn it right side out.

Then I stitched all around it
and did some quilting through all the layers.

I decided to vary the location of the band with each place mat,
making each one unique,
but still part of a set.

The back is just the cotton strip fabric,
which once again, makes it ideal for summer!

Happy sewing!


Jenny said...

Love the fabrics you chose. Looks wonderful.

Wendy said...

These are so lovely, gorgeous fabrics - I love linen.

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