Table topper and 3 place mats

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Table topper and 3 place mats

I used some more of the strips I had cut for my baby quilt to make a table topper and place mats.

Table topper and 3 place mats

The table topper or center piece is 14 inches square – the strips range from 1.5 – 3 inches, notice I pieced some of the strips. This is just a basic log cabin that started with a 2.5 inch square.

Table topper and 3 place mats

For my place mats I  cut some 1.5 x 2.5 pieces and sewed them into 2 strips about 12 inches long.

I then added each strip to a piece of fabric that was 12 x 14 inches.


Table topper and 3 place mats

Everything is from my stash; when the grand-kids and I made pillows last week I had pulled out some old polyester batting for them and I decided to use more of it for the place-mats. I used a template to mark the design that I quilted in the center.

Table topper and 3 place mats
Finished size is 12 x 17 approximately
Table topper and 3 place mats
 This photo shows the stipple quilting better, sorry for the crease mark in the center.
Table topper and 3 place mats
 Here is a close-up.
Table topper and 3 place mats

Did you happen to notice that I only made 3 place mats? Most of the time it is just my dad, Builder Bob and me so this works perfectly.

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  1. Super idea. Love the simplicity of your placemats, but the quilting really makes them sing! I have a ton of little itty bits of scraps and can't seem to throw them away… now i know they can have a "home" in some placemats. Thank you for sharing such a brilliant idea!

  2. Hello there Connie,
    Well we are inspired & already have done one baby quilt top using my scrape strips from another baby quilt 🙂
    I am having to make myself do the "no-rule thing" Ha!
    I will be posting a pic …soon.
    love these place mats/topper,
    now I need to come learn the machine quilting 🙂

  3. What a great way to liven up your table. I love that everything came from scraps and your stash. Using the stencil to quilt the center gives a nice affect.

  4. Always have loved a peach and blue combo. Very nicely done- especially the central quilting. It also gives such a sense of satisfaction to know it came from stash only, too!

  5. I love that design you quilted in the center. Hmmmm….wonder if I could manage that? Stippling has never worked for me.

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