Winter Place Mats, etc.

I made a set of eight place mats for my daughter’s Christmas gift. I used three fabrics from a coordinated line. I simply layered the backing fabric, batting, and front fabric and free-motion quilted the yardage on my long-arm. I used the tree print for the fronts:

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I used a floral for the backs:

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…and a birch-tree print for the bindings. Here is the right side of the machine applied binding:

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And here is the back side of the machine applied binding:

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I had some quilted yardage left over, so I made eight napkin rings . . .

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. . . and two potholders. The front:

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. . . and the back:

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The tree on the potholders was based on a paper foundation pattern I created in eQ8. Notice the snowflake “star” and the Christmas tree balls from the fabric selvage! Too much fun!

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10 Responses to Winter Place Mats, etc.

  1. Purpleneedle says:

    Very nice Joyce! Really creative with the selvage edge decorating the tree. Nicely done.

  2. Judy stone says:

    Very nice Joyce! Good way to quilt all the mats at once then separate. How do you like eq8? Mich better than 7 or not so much?

    • fortquilt says:

      Thank you, Judy! I have not used EQ8 very much yet. One disappointment is that there is no way to move all my EQ7 projects en masse to EQ8. You have to do it one at a time. When I ask about this, their reply was to keep both versions . . .

  3. Lillian says:

    Beautiful, looks like you still can’t quite get that up-north spirit out of you….

  4. Linda Marcereau says:

    When I see your posts, I can’t help but think, “Oh my goodness, I KNOW that artist!” I am so proud of you and the quilting you do! I just miss seeing it first hand!

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