Remember these placemats I made for Valentine's Day?
And my daughters liked them so much they wanted to use them as wall hangings instead of placemats?
Well, I guess I was so keen on the idea of having nice new placemats, I went and made another batch.
The plan was to make them "less nice" so we wouldn't be as worried about wrecking them with spaghetti stains and such.
So no embroidery this time. And I used this cute "ticker tape" method of patchwork where you apply fusible web to the back of fabric scraps, trim them to size, press them in place ... very much a make.it.up.as.you.go.along sort of thing.
And then you secure all the bits in place with your choice of machine applique stitch.
I used this small zigzag stitch for a "Made in China" look in an effort to make them "less nice" ... I don't think it worked 'cause I actually like these ones more than the originals!
Clearly I have a thing for monograms ...
And I finished them off with ricrac and a little lace tab.
My husband is so thrilled to finally - after all these years of being married to a pink-loving quilter - have his very own pink, patchwork, monogrammed, laced & ricraced placemat.
What a lucky guy! LOL!