Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Place Mats & Winner Announced

What a busy week!   I have been reading so many great postings from "For the Boys", got sooo many GREAT ideas, met new quilting friends.

So, I want to give a big THANK YOU to AMY and MADAME SAMM

Plus, I went on a Field Trip on Wednesday with my Quilt Guild.  We went Quilt shop hopping.  It was soooo much fun.  Then ate at this great place called "Patty's" located in "Land between the Lakes" in Kentucky.  Oh what fun.

I have also been busy making items for Christmas, including these place mats.  They are sooo easy to make.

      You will need: 
           4  stirips of Christmas Fabric  4" X 18"
           4  panels of white or off white  10 1/2" X 18"

Sew the two pieces together

Then draw your applique, anything you want.  
You can even fussy cut a design out of one of your fabrics.

Place the applique onto the place mat, anywhere you want
Applique by machine however you wish.
Then layer them and quilt as desired.
I also machine quilted a coordinating color binding on by machine.

You can put anything on them.  Design them anyway you want.
Sometimes I embellish them with fabric paint, embroidery, sometimes I add buttons. 
Just have fun with them.

Here are a few more sets that I have made:

Like I said...I have been having fun all week.
Next is to start making my Christmas gifts.  This week I got all kinds of ideas.

Before I start my next project, I want to announce my winner to my two great pattern that I had on my "For the Boys" Post. 


Now, I must go, I have lots to do, lots to sew,   SEW many ideas to make.

Before I end, I want to remind everyone of the next hop.....UNFORTUNATELY it is the last of the year, so you will not want to miss it.  It is going to be Cok-a-doodle-do  about!


Sponsored by:
Come and join me, you will not want to miss a one!

Till then I am back in my room, just having fun....


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Joyce Carter said...

Oh Jane. These are sooo pretty. i love them all, especially the candy canes. Makes me want to go in my sewing room, but alas, housework is calling my name. Thanks for the ideas. Hope your weekend is a really great one!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness, what a great and quick project! I can think of making them for any season. I enjoyed your directions referring to anyway you wish, however you want, etc. It made me laugh.I plan to try these AFTER the new year.

Carol S. said...

Wow! Those are really them!

Tammy said...

Jane these are fabulous.

KaHolly said...

Sweet placemats!! Thanks!