It turns out people in my modern guild read my blog (thanks!). At the gift exchange last Christmas, one of the most coveted gifts was a place setting carrier for potlucks. The woman who made it had gotten the idea from one of my blog posts, here.
A place setting carrier is used to bring a plate and flatware from home when attending a potluck so that the waste of paper plates and plastic flatware is avoided.
There is a pattern available on Craftsy (which has changed its name), but she used this free pattern from the St. Croix International Quilters’ Guild, designed by Joline Cook. The carrier made for our gift exchange was so popular that the entire guild decided to make carriers for our February meeting!
Since the guild LOVES potlucks, these will be used! Do be advised that, if you use the free pattern, it takes quite a bit of thinking it through to get it put together correctly. I’m still not sure mine is the way the instructions intended, but it is functional 🙂
Someone in the guild also suggested tucking a plastic grocery bag in the carrier so that dirty dishes can be transported home without having to wash the carrier, too.
Time for a potluck!
Great idea, and I love the use of the measuring tape ribbon as the tie. I have kept those from layer cake collection packs, and now I know what to do with them!
Yes, most of us keep any scrap of fabric or ribbon!
Oh my goodness – what a wonderful concept! Bring your own place setting! I’ve never heard of this before. What a great way not to have to supply paper plates and plastic silverware at an event!
And some people use it to show off their china. (I bring Corelle I got at a thrift store.)
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Thanks for the shout-out 🙂