New Placemat - Quilting Detail
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2017 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

And a New Placemat Makes Five

In a week, my husband and I will be happily hosting his parents and sister for the weekend. As we were sitting down to dinner together a few nights ago, I realized that we have used our set of 4 quilted placemats for pretty much every meal in our home since I made them years ago... and that we...

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Nite Owl Halloween Placemats
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General Tutorials, Quilted Placemats

Nite Owl Placemat Tutorial

I am excited to get to share the PDF download for my Nite Owl Placemat Tutorial today on my blog. This pattern was shared in October on the Inspired by Fabric blog, and I am happy to get to offer the PDF to you as a free download (it is also available for free from my Craftsy store). Details on the Nite Owl...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemats
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Lighthouse Lens Placemats

I really enjoyed making the Lighthouse Lens set of 8 quilted placemats, and I am happy to show off their finish today. My table can comfortably seat 6, but I was able to get all 8 set across the table to get a feel for how they look as a group. Half of the placemats are backed in Giants of the...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemat - 1 of 8
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Quilted Placemats

Lighthouse Lens Placemats {WiP}

As I mentioned in my Sunday Stash post, I am really excited about a new custom order that I received this past week. I thought I would talk through the design evolution and share the progress I have made piecing this project so far this week. The design inspiration for this project was a lighthouse lens, and the requested color palette...

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Nite Owl Halloween Placemats
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2015 Finished Quilts, Giveaway, Quilted Placemats

Nite Owl Halloween Placemats, Tutorial, & Giveaway!

Today I am excited to be sharing a quilted placemat tutorial on the Inspired by Fabric blog featuring the Nite Owl fabric line. You can also find the free tutorial in my Craftsy store. I think the design I came up with looks a lot like candy corn when using the Nite Owl fabric, and I especially enjoyed keeping the...

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Placemats
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Fabric Purchase Oops

When I ordered the fabric for the bird quilt, I had originally selected a different yellow bird print. When it arrived, I realized that it was a medium weight cotton and not a quilting cotton. Oops. While I was working on the bird quilt I was pondering what to do with the fabric I had on hand, and I...

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Lake Tahoe Placemats
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Lake Tahoe Placemats

Another set of friends got married a week and a half ago, so I thought another set of 4 placemats were in order. My friends got married along Lake Tahoe, and the beautiful setting seemed like the perfect inspiration point again. Diving back into the bundle of Denyse Schmidt solids, I found a lovely grouping that I had a hard...

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California Sunset Fade Placemats
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2015 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

California Sunset Fade {Placemats}

I had a lot of fun making this set of 4 placemats for friends last week. Now that they have received the placemats, I can tell you about them! My friends are amazing individuals, and a wonderful couple. She fell in love with flying on their first date and is a certified pilot now, too. They built a custom airplane...

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Tessellated Leaves Placemats - Quilting Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Tessellated Leaves Placemats

I was contacted in early December by a friend wondering if I had time to make a set of 4 placemats for her by Christmas. And since she needed to ship the placemats, that really meant they needed to get done in a week and a half. Fortunately, I had no Christmas crafting / sewing plans of my own,...

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Paisley Placemats - Completed
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Birthday Gift for a Friend {Secret Sewing}

A little over a year ago, I make a quilt for two friends as a wedding gift; I named the quilt Stargazer. These friends spend a lot of time outdoors camping and rock climbing each year.  Both of our friends are born in early to mid December, making them both Sagittarians. I found a beautiful pattern on Spoonflower of...

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Quilted Placemats, Quilts

Quilt Love

One of my absolute favorite things is to see quilts or quilted items I have made being used and loved. There really is no better way to send thanks than to send a photo of a quilt being used. I don't care if it is best used as a cape, toy blanket, draped over a lap, or draped over a chair....

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Fall Placemats
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

TGIFF: Fall Placemats

I am really happy to be able to say that I have a finish this week! I was able to complete a set of 6 Fall Placemats. I am thrilled with how they came together, and don't they look wonderful on a table? Sticking with the fall theme, I quilted a meandering leaf pattern across the placemats using a variegated orange...

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6 Fall Color Inspired Quilted Placemats - Fabric
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Quilted Placemats

Monday Makers: Fall Placemats

This week I will be working on a set of 6 fall color inspired placemats. About a week ago my friend looked through my fabric stash and selected the fabrics she would like to be used in the placemats. She also brought over a half yard of an additional orange yesterday, so in total I have 4 orange fabrics, 2...

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Fiestaware Placemats - Turquoise/Teal Detail
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Fiestaware Placemats

As I mentioned in my last post about making a tea cozy, my husband's sister, Steph, was out for a visit with us at the end of last week. I had previously made a set of 4 placemats for use with the beautiful fiestaware she finds at yard sales. Because there are so many colors of fiestaware and because...

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Parallelogram Placemats
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilted Placemats

Parallelogram Placemats {Completed Project}

I was able to finish up the Parallelogram Placemats on Wednesday afternoon. For the quilting, I went with a straight line stitch offset from the main parallelogram column seams. The quilted lines are ~1" apart at the widest. I think the quilting detail and binding really help to frame the tops out nicely. I like that the binding color was included...

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Parallelogram Placemat Tutorial
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General Tutorials, Quilted Placemats

Parallelogram Placemats {Tutorial}

I have been commissioned to create a set of 8 parallelogram placemats, and I want to share a quick tutorial for how to piece this fun 12.5" by 19" placemat pattern with you today. But first, let me talk about some more details about the background of this project. With input from me about the amount of fabric required, my customer selected and...

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