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!