Sit down and pour your favorite cup of tea and let me tell you what has been going on in my studio.
First of all I have been busy designing, water coloring, sketching, photographing......Ahhhh. But I love it. In looking for fall inspiration this year, I focused on finding some of my favorite colors. It is a bit of teal blue. That perfect pumpkin that stands out from the rest, with that magical color.
This is a pic of my original designs and the fabric that arrived from Spoonflower. It turned out so perfect. I just can't say enough about the quality and print of my designs. Shown here is my Fall Collection on Eco Canvas. It is a durable weave that has an ultra soft silky feel. Great for a multitude of sewing projects.
All I did to create this was to measure an existing place mat, use those dimensions and provide a 5/8 seam allowance. I also added some batting to make it nice and soft and it will also create extra protection from your table surface from hot plates.
I thought also that it would be a nice touch to include another design from my Fall 2015 Collection, on the other side. A reversible place mat. When doing this you should place all the right facing sides together with the batting sew together all side but LEAVE a few inches open. That way you can turn it inside out. Cut the batting close to the stitched edge and then cut the remaining seam allowances. Cut corners close to the seam edge and then press open. Turn inside out and then press, then stitch a 1/4 seam around the mat closing and stabilizing the place mat edges. You can see that in the photograph.
This design can work from September through November.
In the above image this is the reversible side. The colors are amazing. This fabric is machine washable and dribble but due to the cotton batting in side, I would recommend washing in a color setting (cold water) and then just air drying.
Now if your wondering what I was fixing to munch down on with my tea. This was a great little box of mix I picked up in the store. Since some of us in this house need a gluten free diet, I have to recommend this.
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