We recently got a new kitchen table. I found these wonderful place mats for it at BBB at about $1.50 each after coupon. Wonderful yes, but not made by me. The mats were a perfect color way for my eating area and lo and behold the fabrics I had purchased contained the same base colors.
I didn't have a pattern. I just measured the store bought mats and improvised with the sole goal of leaving the fabrics in big pieces. I made 6 in total, 3 with the black and cream dots and 3 with the red and black dots.
On to the backing or the flip side. I had lots of the dot fabric left because I bought twice as much of it as the cups and stripes. I also had a bit of the stripe and a bit of the cups fabrics remaining. I will admit to being a bit of a hoarder when it comes to dots so I opted to finish off the cups fabric on the back and fill in the difference with the dots. I measured what cup fabric I had left and divided it by 6.
I had just enough of the stripe left to do the binding.
What I ended up with is a set of 6 reversible place mats for me. Not to be given away this time. I'm so happy with them that I've even invited friends over for dinner tomorrow evening to break them in. Not sure which side I'll use, maybe both, one side for the gals and the other side for the guys.
Not only do they look great on my kitchen table, they look pretty terrific on my lanai table too, all ready for an afternoon snack of Latte and cookies.
Again my thanks to Dan Di Paolo for designing this wonderful line of fabric "Have a Latte", M Samm for her idea of using this line and CalicoJoan of moosestashquilting.blogspot.com for coordinating all of the participants into this hop.
If you haven't done so already, please stop in and visit the other very talented ladies who are presenting today.
Selina Quilts (me)