Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Have a Latte

When I saw this fabric line  by  Dan Di Paolo, "Have a Latte" I signed on immediately. Loved the dots. Once the fabric got here I didn't want to cut it up.  The cups are a pretty good size and I did want to see them mostly whole  which show cases the dots on the cups, in whatever I finally decided on making.  The dots were a good size also so I didn't really want to chop them up either.

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.

        April 14

Thanks for stopping by and thanks also for any comments you took the time to leave.  Have a great day.


51 comments:

  1. Ohhhh I likey!!!! They look fantastic on your tables. Good for you keeping them. So many times we give our favorites away. How's the new place.? All settled it?

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  2. Great placemats. Your placement of the fabrics is perfect. I'm with you, I love the dot fabrics. I really like that you made these reversible. They are pretty on both sides.

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  3. Love your placemats! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. These placemats are wonderful and the colors are perfect! You sure are creative! Thanks for sharing your creations with us today. :-)

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  5. Your placemats turned out gorgeous! I can understand you wanted to keep the fabric in big pieces. It is stunning and so is your result. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Love them!!! They look great set up on your table

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  7. Glad you are keeping them. They DO look wonderful on your tables and you will enjoy using them. I'll be you get lots of compliments from your friends. Nice job!

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  8. they match perfectly for all your tables, rich looking

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  9. Very nice, you did a great job.

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  10. What a great way to use your fabric! They look great!!

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  11. I love how you used that beautiful fabric in those sweet looking place mats! Such a great idea to make them double sided so you get twice the pretty look!

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  12. Oh wow!!! these are just tooo CUTE!!! the way you put those all together, it really looks AWESOME!!!

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  13. You did wonderful work on creating your placemats.I love how they turned out. Great use of the fabric.. Love those colors.

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  14. Love the placemats, way to go, they look terrific.

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  15. Your new table is looking stunning with your Latte placemats. How clever of you to make them reversible. Thank you sew very much for Latte Hopping and participating. Creative Latte Bliss...

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  16. Love the placemats, way to go, they look terrific.

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  17. Love the place mats and your lanai table looks so inviting.

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  18. Awesome place mats!!! They look fabulous everywhere!!!

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  19. I do like those placemats! Especially like the boldness of the colors and design.

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  20. Your lovely new table mats set a beautiful table! The cups and dots are my favorite fabrics from this line, too. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  21. Love how you used big pieces to set off the fabric design. Really lovely reversible mats. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love them - especially the stripey binding. The colors are great

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  23. Nice use of the fabrics! Your tables look so festive and coordinated !

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  24. The placemats look great on your table. I love them and the fact that they are reversible is fabulous!

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  25. Those are wonderful and I am sure they will make quite an impression on your guests tomorrow. Enjoy entertaining with them.

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  26. nice job love placemats and runner

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  27. Selina I love your new placemats! I wish I'd thought of that because those colors would be perfect for my house too. :) blessings, marlene

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  28. Your placemats are wonderful! Have fun entertaining with them tomorrow night. They are fantastic!

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  29. What fun placemats…just make sure your guests don't leave with them LOL!!
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  30. I'm loving your reversible placemats. Your table is picture-perfect with them. Have a lovely dinner with friends.

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  31. What a wonderful way to showcase this beautiful fabric. Yep, you set a good table!

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  32. Your place mats look wonderful! I love the colours in this fabric line.

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  33. Great placemats! It's always awesome to have something new in the dreaded kitchen making the dreaded cooking chore somehow more enjoyable! You can't tell I hate cooking can you? I think I hide it well. I like the color scheme of that fabric too. And dots are always good everywhere.

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  34. They look perfect all lined up on your table. Great job!

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  35. Your placemats turned out perfect. You proved that you don't always need a pattern. I like the idea of them being reversable.

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  36. Your table looks beautiful with those gorgeous place mats!

    -Soma

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  37. Lovely placements! great job

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  38. I tip my coffee cup to you for not using a pattern!

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  39. Your placemats turned out cute as a button. Makes a lovely place to sit and enjoy a latte.

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  40. Oh they are just so lovely - its a wonderful fabric line isn't it, love what you did with it.

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  41. What a pretty way to start your morning. Your place mats are just perfect with this fabric. I love how you used the store bought ones for the back, such a great idea.

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  42. How fun!! I love your fabrics you chose to work together for each placemat. Your table certainly says "come sit for a while."

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  43. Love, love, love what you did. The placemats look awesome on either side. Now methinks I must go purchase more of the dots--they are so yummy, and just make your table settings POP. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Sew....will you make me these if I send you the fabric???
    June-NC

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  45. Sew....will you make me these if I send you the fabric???
    June-NC

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