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!
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.
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.
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.
I cut my binding 2 1/4 inches wide and sewed it to the backside of 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 front.....it just depends on what I am making. The binding was then stitched on the sewing machine.
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!
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.
I bought a couple Cinderella plates and cups that look cute on the placemats and mug rugs.
Wait till you see what I did with the rest of the Sweet Scoop fabric..........................