Scrappy Placemats

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I don’t know about you, but I love placemats.  I use them every day.  In fact, I use placemats and a tablecloth most days.  There is just something that feels wrong about putting a plate and silverware directly on the table.  Do I have issues?

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And we all know about my scrap problem.  Well, I’m so over making scrap quilts for a while (I was going to tag posts of my three recent scraps quilts, but I realized I haven’t blogged about them yet.  Fail!).  Which is one reason I started making prayer flags.  And then I decided to whip up these placemats.  And oh, this was fun!

IMG_7185I just chopped up a bunch of scraps into 2 1/2 inch squares.  I used pretty much anything except red.  I heard that when making a scrap quilt, you should eliminate a color or two so that everything will go look slightly intentional.  Or maybe I dreamed it.  Anyway, I didn’t use red (and instead opted for a red bowl in the center of the table).

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I grabbed spools of thread and quilted each placemat with a different color of thread.  You know, it helps me justify my obsessive need to buy more.

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And then I used my serger to finish the edge because I’m a lazy ass.  I am pretending that this is temporary until I get a real binding on there, but let’s be honest.  This is the way it is.

IMG_7191I’m tempted to cut up all my scraps into 2 1/2 inch squares now.  How about you?

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2 Responses to Scrappy Placemats

  1. mindingmomma says:

    i love the scrappy placemats, they seem just right on the table

  2. I love your use of the serger to finish the edge! What a cool idea! Maybe I’ll do this someday and use my Christmas present from last year again (for a second time) before Christmas this year. Thanks for sharing this!

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