Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Charm Pack Placemats!!!

Today I am so excited to share these adorable, beginner friendly, Charm Pack Placemats with you!!!  A few weeks back, I was asked by the lovely folks at Fat Quarter Shop if I wanted to sew along with Sherri McConnell and Kimberly to make up these adorable placemats.


And wouldn't you know it, almost the same day, I had just shared these fun Grow and Dot. Dot. Dash Charm packs on the blog from my Sew Sampler box.  Do you remember how I was waiting for the perfect project for them.   Serendipitous!!!   You see, a few years back, I designed this fun, reversible, table topper that was featured in the Moda Sweet Celebrations book.  We use it for all of our family birthdays and special occasions.   Well I thought, how cute would it be to have matching placemats!!!  Perfect ;)


And aren't they just so fun together!!!   I used the same straight line quilting and a similar black and white polka dot binding.  And thing about Me and My Sister Designs fabrics is that these current lines still match their lines from 3 years ago.  It's like i made it all as a fun set!!!  So excited :)


And you know I couldn't stop there.   Each Charm Pack makes up 4 placemats, and since I had 2 Charm Packs to start with I figured I might as well cut up some more ;)  Doesn't the trimmings just make the happiest little rainbow!


I was able to make 2 more cool colored placmats and 2 more warm colored placemats from the charms in the 2 charm pakcs ;)  Don't they all just look so fun together.  I can't wait to get them all quilted up and bound.


And then, since there are 7 in our family, I figured I best make up one more placemat.   So I went through the remaining charms and made up this fun rainbow placemat.  I have a feeling the birthday boy or girl is going to want to sit at this one ;)


These Charm Pack Placemats are just so much fun to make, and as you can see, it is hard to stop at 1 or 2 :)  Kimberly and Sherri have put together this fabulous video to help you along every step of the way in making your Placemats and have shared more details over at the Jolly Jabbber, so be sure to check it out ;)  


And I just had to share one more picture of the finished placemats.  Aren't they just too cute for words ;)   I can't wait for Sunday, I think come Father's Day we will have quite the matching table ware :) So excited!!!


Thanks for stopping in today :)  I best be off to finish quilting 5 more placemats if they are all going to ready for Sunday!!

Happy Quilting!!!
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10 comments:

  1. Your placemats are too cute! I love how you were able to make two different colorways from your charms. Fun!

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  2. Love your placemats and the fabric you chose. What an interesting Table Topper too - beautiful!

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  3. Love these! So happy and bright!

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  4. Melissa, your placements have big smiles.........so happy.
    The trimmings look yummy like cake or cupcake sprinkles . I hope you save those and knit or crochet into a rug or mug rug. CrazyMom Quilts has a great tutorial:) I know you love Amanda Jean too:)

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  5. Happy colors for summer, eating on the patio, and just to brighten the day. Excellent!

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  6. Oh what fun!! Happy little projects are always good for the soul :) Thank you for sharing a ray of sunshine!

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  7. beautiful placemats! And I love that you were able to make the 7th with the white squares. And I love the quilting you did on them: the straight line quilting looks so great!

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  8. such happy and fun fabrics. I love them all, placemats and the table topper :)

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  9. These are so great. I love them!

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  10. Really cute, I love it when designers make lines with the similar colors making them easy to blend.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa