Sunday, February 14, 2010
Can life get anymore exciting than four-sided placemats??? I hope so but until it does, four-sided placemats will have to do.
I first heard about 4-sided placemats this past Friday at my monthly sewing club meeting. When the store owner passed around her sample of the 4-sided placemat she made, I knew I had to have the directions. Luckily, I bought the last set she had in the store.
The 4-sided placemats are based on a pretty neat design concept & luckily, are pretty simple to make. A plastic template is included with the directions and the template makes it so easy to cut out the fabrics. Ironing interfacing on each piece seemed to take longer than the sewing.
I hate to sound like a commercial but the possibilities for these placemats are endless. Seasonal prints are the most obvious. Four fabrics, each representing a season, could easily be used. When the season changes, just flip the placemat to another side.
Imagine the fun someone could have making these placemats with children in mind.
I don't have much themed fabric on hand so I just used 4 different prints for the one in the photos.
The placemats measure 14" X 19" which is a good size for a placemat. A dinner-sized plate and a place setting of silverware easily fit on the placemat.