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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Quick and easy owl place-mats
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. My daughter and her family are coming over and while cleaning yesterday I realized I didn't have enough Fall place-mats so......I decided to make some fast and easy ones.
I had made some out of this owl fabric last year so I only needed to make 4 more......fast. I cut the owl panel 15 inches wide and then added the brown and the leaf print to get a nice sized place-mat. Then I decided I didn't want to spend a lot of time quilting the pieces.
I put my backing wrong side up and then a piece of Warm & Natural on top of it. Next I placed the pieced place-mat on top and lightly ironed it. Next I started with the seam closest to the center, flipped my piece so the seam showed and then stitched over the seam. Next I folded it back over and pressed, then repeated and re-stitched all the rows.
I cut some straight binding 2.25 inches and sewed it to the front of the place-mats. You can see the stitching lines on the back to hold the quilting together.
I normally pin and sew my binding down on the front side but since I was running out of time I just did the stitching on the back which doesn't give as nice of a finish. By time I finished it was dark and too late to put them out on the table for a photo.
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