My third project for the Loopy Academy Sewing Edition was a set of four placemats. I've never made placemats before, but we use them around here constantly. I love the look of the fancy, pieced placemats, but once you plop a plate on them (or in Caleb's case, a giant pile of goldfish crackers), you can't see all the piecing. I decided to keep things simple and just use one fabric for each side and bind them with a third. I also added some simple quilting just to keep things from shifting around.
One side has a bias printed plaid.
The other side has a dark batik.
The binding is a bias cut, tiny check print. (I love plaids and checks as binding.) I did the binding completely by machine.
I also used the leftover scraps for some little coasters. These don't have binding, I just sewed them and flipped them and added a bit of quilting. You can see them in the first picture.
So now I've completed my first semester of Loopy Academy and I have a set of reversible placemats! I could definitely see myself making more of these, both the full size and the little coaster size. They were fast and fun to make.
Labels: Loopy Academy, sewing