My Placemat Obsession!

Who doesn’t love a fun place setting when enjoying a meal?  I got really hooked on placemats several years ago, when I was doing a lot of Flickr swaps.  I did potholder swaps, mini quilt swaps, placemat swaps……you name it!  It kept my creativity flowing and, in turn, I received some awesome items in return.  The placemats really got me!  I have even taught placemat classes, because I think everyone should have fun placemats!

Here are just some of my collection…..

   

 One of my plans for the upcoming class schedule is to do a series of placemat classes.  They can even be made into wall hangings, or save them all and make a quilt.  The purpose of the class would be to learn a bunch of different techniques, get really good at your machine quilting, and perfect that binding, which so many of us hate to do.

 

One of the many techniques will be batiking fabric.  I have been wanting to teach a batik class for a long time now.  The logistics just were not working out, and I really did not want to be the one laundering all your batiked fabrics.  My washer and dryer have enough of a strain with the fabrics I make for my own pieces.  After much deliberation I have come up with a way that you can do smaller pieces of fabric, and still learn the batik process.

   

Hope to see you in class!

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