How are things in your part of the world? Around here, it's been quite cold and a little dreary. We had a pretty good snowstorm last week and before that, an ice storm that made it impossible to walk or open the car doors...Good Times!
Not really....you know how I feel about Winter.
Since I was stuck indoors, (let's face it, bad knees and an icy sidewalk are a really bad idea) I decided to repurpose my Valentine tablecloth into placemats. Placemats just work better for me.
It was pretty big - sorry, I didn't measure it, but it covered my 35" x 52" table with lots of overhang.
I wanted four placemats measuring 12" x 19", so I cut 8 - 13" x 20" rectangles. This allowed 1/2" seams.
I placed them right sides together...
...and sewed all the way around them leaving an opening for turning.
The corners were clipped...
...and then they were turned right side out.
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Time to press and add top-stitching.
The only thing left to do was set the table!
Happy Valentine's Day!
There was even a little leftover fabric for a couple of napkins!
I also made a couple of pillow covers - I told you this tablecloth was pretty big. They are easy to make and a breeze to change for the seasons. I'll have the instructions for them soon. You won't believe how quickly these come together!
Don't you think this opens a whole new realm of possibilities for old tablecloths? They often turn up at yard/estate sales and now I may have a new item to look for when thrifting!
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