Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
I decided I'd do a bit of searching for placemat and napkin ideas today. I have a couple yards of really beautiful fabric that I didn't want to sell, but that I didn't quite know what to do with.
The question was: "What to do with it?"
It's is filled with brilliant colors. Too strong to make something to wear. Could do a quilt, but not the colors hubby likes for things, as much as I do. Could do a tote or purse. That still might occur, but I really don't need another at this moment.
Then it hit me: placemats & napkins. I could look at them whenever I wanted and I could accent the placemats with some batiks I have in stock.
Next question: "What design?"
The answer? A Mining Monday!
So here you go:
This first idea from Handmade by Alissa is very tempting. I think the purple could be the "base color" and I could accent it with stripes in teal, yellow, orange or light purple. It would be easy to pull out some great color from the purple.
|Image by Handmade by Alissa|
This next placemat from Spoonflower, appeals to me, as well. I can see the purple being the background for LOTS of color OR the hexagons, for more of a "pop" or accent. I like how both this one and the one by Alissa use machine quilting as part of the design. I also like the wonderful tutorial she did and the info on using the hexies.
|Image by Spoonoflower|
|Image from Centsational Girl|
Here's a cute one - not what I am looking for exactly, but, I like the idea and wanted to remember it, so... I added it here! I thought this would be great for a picnic: love putting the silverware right with it!
|Image from To Sew, With Love|
|Image by Ellison Lane|
Now, how about some napkins?
Here's a pattern for double sided ones. Love the fabric she chose.
|Image from Punkin Patterns|
|Image from the PurlBee|
|Image courtesy of Pandiola Lane|
Do you use cloth napkins? Have you made your own placemats? What style did you do?
Have a wonderful day,