Sunday, November 27, 2011

Placemats

Taa Daa
Here are the placemats.  I have just one to go as I ran out of binding.  My challenge will be to finish that last one and not leave it sitting there, lonley in my sewing room for 5 years!
This was my ingenious idea . . . I have one child that just can't keep food on his plate and makes an awful mess when he eats.  Last time I made mats, I didn't even make him one, as it would have been putrid after one meal.
This time, I had a "lightbulb moment"
I backed his placemat with the PVC coated fabric.  I put a different binding on it so we can tell when it's the other way around.  When he has a meal, he just turns it over, and then has to wipe it clean.
So far so good - I was pretty pleased with myself.


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18 comments:

Michelle said...

The placemats look fabulous... love the colours and the matching runner!

Perri said...

Great idea with the PVC fabric :-)
They all look great together :-)
Happy stitching, P

CurlyPops said...

Ingenious... I have a nephew who would benefit from that sort of placemat!

shez said...

very nice,well done

Val said...

Lovely place mats and what a good idea with the PVC fabric.

Leanne said...

10 out of 10 for the PVC backing. I have a messy eater here, if he isn't slopping food he is spilling a dring love him.

Jan said...

Great set, Annie - and what a good idea with the PVC fabric... I need a placemat like that... actually, I need a big - did you realise I was so messy??

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Lovely placemats and a brill idea for the pvc backed one.

Muddling Through said...

Yay for you - a finish, and they look wonderful! Great idea for the wipe clean backing, too.

Locket Pocket said...

What a clever idea! Your placemats look lovely! xxx

Faeryfay said...

Very Christmassy! Gorgeous!

Greyacres said...

the table looks great Annie, Hope that there is one for me when I come to call ! Glad that the big boy has one to match too.

Solstitches said...

Beautiful placemats! They look great on your table.
I love the fabric with the saying make do and mend.

Margaret

Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Annie -- I love the red and gray together!

aracne said...

They are beautiful, I can see how I could sew some placemats for our table with the amount of leftover scraps that I have. Excellent idea, thank you so much.

wonderwoman said...

they look brilliant and such a very clever idea! xxx

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