This is a quilt I made a few years ago to practice cutting curves freehand. It never looked as good as I thought it should, for various reasons.
I loved the quilted leaves, but I thought the golds should have been more similar in value; the light ones stood out too much. It always bothered by husband that the curves didn’t line up from block to block. Anyway, it never got much use.
Then I decided I needed more placemats, and hit on the idea of cutting up this quilt into placemat size pieces (18″ x 12″). So I trimmed off the binding…
And used my extra-big square to cut pieces 12″ x 18″.
Then it was time to search for binding. Of course, I had no more of the fabrics that are in the quilt, since it was made several years ago. Eventually, I decided on the second combination:
Here are a couple of the finished placemats:
Even some of the backs were interesting, and showed the quilting better:
There was only this much left over:
So, if you have a quilt that didn’t quit work out, maybe it would make good placemats!
I love this idea! Creative thinking at its best. 🙂
Those fabrics didn’t want to be a quilt.
Guess they wanted to be placemats 😊
So cool! Love them……great recycling!
Always appreciate seeing recycling! Good plan!
Thanks, Andrea! Good weather for sewing; it finally got cold here.
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