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.
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.
We used them last night and they were so bright and fun!
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.
7 thoughts on “Halloween Placemats – No Scrap Left Behind 2017-10-11”
I love making placemats, and now I need to scour my scraps for Halloween-ish fabrics…lol Yours are adorable!
Thank you Summer. It was a fun and easy project and they are totally bright and cheerful on the table. Now I want to make a set for Thanksgiving. 🙂
What a great idea to use up your scraps and create some decorative items! These Halloween fabrics are wonderful. Just love them.
Love the placemats. Super cute.
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Thank you Lori. They were so fun to make and practice FMQ with my darning foot!
Hey, those turned out really great, and way to go with using up the scraps like that. I bet your son loves that they coordinate with the quilt!
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!