Merrily We Sew Along #1: Lovely Linen Placemats (and Prizes)!
So here we, go…merrily sewing along!! (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, get more details on this info page).
As the first project in our Improv Sewing sewalong, we turned to page 110 of the book: Border Stitched Linen Placemats. This little project is so fast and so rewarding…and all fun, because you’re basically cutting, then embellishing. We used deep blue cotton linen from Jo-ann’s, and dressed it up with borders. We added brown and blue-green borders, and either yellow or orange in the corners–inspired by all the autumny colors busting out in our New England corner of the world.
(We know we don’t have to tell you that we will trim those threads a little better before we invite the Queen and Naughty Prince Harry over for pancakes.)
SO….are you inspired to stitch up your own set of improv placemats?? Before you rev your machine, a bit more inspiration: check out the placemats made by this sew-along’s hosts, casa crafty and imaginegnats.
THEN…check out the placemats stitched by our special guest-star poster for this month’s project: Jill of made with moxie! Hooray for Jill!
- an Aurifil Simply Color 12 color collection case
- a package of 5 sewing books from Storey Publishing: Improv Sewing, One-Yard Wonders Fabric by Fabric, Sewing School, The Quilting Answer Book, and Mend It Better.
Upload a picture of your improv placemats to the merrily we sew along flickr group by november 14 to be entered to win!!
Stitch merrily, everybody!