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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Kids Placemat Tutorial

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Placemats for Kids tutorial @Freemotion by the River
I made my granddaughters each a little placemat and coaster for Christmas. I think they are really going to like the fabrics.....I know I do!
Kid placemat sets @Freemotion by the River
I bought this cute little charm pack called The Sweet Scoop by Dan Morris a couple weeks ago because the fabrics were so darn cute! Gummy Bears, licorice....all kinds of candy! There were 38 pieces and I cut them into 2 1/2 inch squares.
The Sweet Scoop by Dan Morris
I also had some cute cupcake fabric that I bought this summer which worked great with it. I sewed 2 - 2 1/2 inch squares together and also cut a rectangle that was 4 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.
tutorial on making placemats
I added two rows of 6 - 2 1/2 inch square, one for the top and one for the bottom. This will make a small placemat that is 8 x 12 inches. Perfect for a little one. I cut a piece of fabric for the backing, added some Warm & Natural batting and did some free motion quilting.
Adding the top and bottom rows
I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches wide and sewed it to the backside of the placemat.
Putting the binding on the placemat
By doing this I will sew the binding down by machine on the front side. These will be reversible and by doing the binding this way I get a nicer finish on both sides. I usually sew the binding to the just depends on what I am making. The binding was then stitched on the sewing machine.
Binding detail
I really like this fabric that I got last summer and it was perfect for the back. Doesn't that pink batik look perfect with it!
Back of mug rugs
 The little mug rugs only used 9 - 2 1/2 inch squares and are perfect for a child's cup. I don't know which side I like better.
Front of mug rugs
Too cute!
Candy placemat 8 x 12
I bought a couple Cinderella plates and cups that look cute on the placemats and mug rugs.
Cinderella plates and cups on the sets
Wait till you see what I did with the rest of the Sweet Scoop fabric..........................
Happy Holidays from Connie


Lyn said...

Just too cute!!! Your Granddaughters are going to love them! I love the cups and plates with them too. You are the best Grandma. I have 22 Grand kids so I just am overwhelmed and don't do anything fun.
Have a great rest of the day. Hugs,

Lee said...

How darling! I should make one, or two, for my grandson :)

shez said...

gorgeous Connie.xx

Debbie said...

these turned out just perfect. Love the added touch of the dishes. I know 2 little girls who will be happy when they eat.

Kiera said...

What a great gift! I can't wait for grandbabies to spoil like that!!

John'aLee said...

Oh those are just too precious! I'm sure they are going to love them! I know my grand girls would! Merry Christmas!

prairieharmony said...

These are really cute!! I'm sure your granddaughters will love them :) Merry Christmas!!!

Denise :) said...

Awwww ... yup, this is definitely going into the 'granddaughter' project file!! Thanks, Connie! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a wonderful grandmother - they're going to love these. :) blessings, marlene

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my little granddaughter would love those! I could see Spiderman fabric for my grandson too :*D You always make such FUN projects Connie!

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Carla said...

Who doesn't love cupcakes! They'll love them

VickiT said...

I'd seen that fabric too Connie and thought it was adorable. Those placemats will be very well used I'm sure. They will love those. That cupcake with the little face on it is just too cute.

Michele said...

Yummo! Who'd want to eat dinner with those to look at.

legato1958 said...

Really cute placemats and coasters!!
Will have to remember this when I become a grandma.


Quilting Babcia said...

Totally too cute! Your granddaughters are very lucky little girls!

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable! They will love them!!!

Sofia/MªRosalia/Raúl said...

Good morning...
It's Christmas Day....
Merry Christmas...Feliz Natal...!!!
Thanks for the tuto and all good and nice ideas you give us.
Maria Rosalia

Rachel said...

SUPER cute, I bet they loved them!!