I didn't even realize how busy June was, until it was over. I never meant to miss an entire month of blogging. I'm pretty sure it is the first time I've ever done that in 5+ years of blogging.
I did a good amount of sewing in June & posted much of it to Instagram. One of my favorite things that I made was placemats for our new table.
During my studio re-organization I pulled out my Tula Pink stash. These Prince Charming fabrics spoke to me and I decided to start cutting diamonds from my Sidekick Ruler.
Initially I didn't actually have a plan. By day #2 I had decided to make scrappy placemats based on my Seaside Table Runner pattern.
I used a different background fabric for each of the placemats.
Each one is quilted with 6 lines that echo the zig zag in the design.
Here they are pre-binding. If you are wondering the size, each one is half the length of a Seaside Table Runner. (So the fabric requirements will make 2 placemats.)
I decided to put Prince Charming Laminated Cotton fabrics on the back of each one for easy clean up.
I considered binding them all in the same fabric, and then decided to keep it scrappy and mix it up. I'm glad I did because I love the result!
Binding through Laminated Cotton isn't the most fun. It takes patience and I did consider binding these by machine more than once.
I finished them just in time to set the table and have some friends over for dinner.
© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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