Halloween Placemats – No Scrap Left Behind 2017-10-11

Remember that Halloween Jelly Roll Quilt I posted about last month?  I had a bee in my bonnet to use up the scraps up sooner rather than later and really didn’t want to chop them up into random squares for my library of scraps.  I had 3 weeks left to Halloween so I set off to make a set of everyday placemats.

Leftover random-width scraps cut from the quilt’s strip sets were used, along with leftovers of the quilt’s scrappy binding.  The only “new” fabric used was for the placemat binding since I wanted a uniform fabric to pull the set of placemats together.

Halloween Placemets (1)

The leftover batting and backing trimmed pieces from the quilt itself were used for the back of the placemats.   You can see the original backing pieces in the middle placemat below: the spider orange print surrounded by black strips.

Halloween Placemets with Back

We used them last night and they were so bright and fun!

Halloween Placemets (2)

Here is the original quilt which was finished up last month.  I am very happy with both finishes as we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy them before they are stored until next year.

Halloween Quilt 2017.JPG

7 thoughts on “Halloween Placemats – No Scrap Left Behind 2017-10-11

  1. What a great idea to use up your scraps and create some decorative items! These Halloween fabrics are wonderful. Just love them.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Lynette. My son really loves both the quilt and the placemats. I have to say, I do too. I’m amazed (why, I don’t know) how much color they add to our nightly dinner table. I am all teed up to make a fall set for November, and holiday set for December now!

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