When your daughter buys fabric and says "oh mum can you just make this..." she actually bought these fun fabrics last year for me to make her a table runner and a set of matching placemats, and I've only just got started on it!! These fun fabrics are from the Food Face collection by Corinne Lent for Paintbrush Studio, and I'm using this pretty pale pink King Tut thread from Sew and So's of Bungay for some very simple machine quilting in a crosshatch design...
...by simply using 2 fabrics, one for the front and one for back, it means they're completely reversible. I quilted a long rectangle and then cut it apart to make 6 placemats rather than quilt each one individually. This was also much more ecconomical with the fabric, too. The table runner was again cut as a long rectangle, and I've used a thin felted polyester wadding in the middle. Plain white fabric has been used for a wide binding to frame both the placemats and the table runner...
...these colours are super for a bright kitchen or dining room, and my daughter's pink Le Cruset teapot matches perfectly!
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