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Placemats from scraps

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This evening I got into my bag of scraps(and they were small pieces) cut a bazillion 2" squares and made random checkerboards 9" x 15" After I add a 1 and 1/2" border all around, (and quilt and bind) I will have four placemats.
The batt and backing were trimmed from my Christmas Infinity quilt, so are all using up stash.
I think I will give them to my daughter, if she likes them.
I still have plenty of scraps, many 2" squares, and fabric that has never been cut...
But I AM using it...

(Weds) A few weeks ago, while rearranging some fabric, I found two pkgs of fusible fleece. I have no idea when/where/why I bought them, but not recently. I used them to back my placemats, and they worked like a dream. Now all four are pressed, batted, backed, pinned, and some of the binding is cut. One of them is bound and quilted, and very nice. I did a diagonal grid in the pieced blocks, and had no problem going thru the intersections, and no missed stitches. I am pleased. Pictures if the sun shines tomorrow.
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  • CARO488
    Thanks, friends!
    OMGosh, After working on these small 1 and a half inch finished blocks, I cannot think of doing even smaller one inch ones!!
    1844 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/28/2013 2:58:24 AM
    That sounds neat. I need to do that too.
    1844 days ago
    Good job...wish I had time to get into my leftovers!!! Will someday!
    1844 days ago
    Sounds like a great use of those scraps. I'm a scrap quilter, and save about everything. Many of my small quilts use 1-1/2 inch squares that finish to an inch. I retire from my day job at the end of March, looking forward to making a dent in some of those bins.
    1844 days ago
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