Finishing up the placemats in the Colors of August, I realized I needed a pad for the center of the table, so out came all the scraps left over. Once again, a bit of improv was needed. I had two extra squares sets made, and one large piece of the focal floral, so I cut the floral to 12-1/2-inches wide and put the square sets on each side. Then, I added two strips of the floral to the top and bottom just to make the size 10-inches square. After that, a border of the gold was added to increase the size to 14-inches square.
I loaded it on the longarm, still threaded with the gold-green variegated King Tut and neutral Bottom Line threads.
It made sense to use same pantograph as the placemats, too.
It didn’t take long at all to run a couple of passes on this small project.
Trimmed up, it is ready to finish.
This time, I didn’t have nearly enough of anything left for binding. I cut all the bits I had left into 2-1/2-inch strips and sewed them together, spreading out the prints.
With this many bits and seams, it is wise to test fit the binding before beginning so there won’t be any seams on the corners.
A couple of days later, and it is all done.
Now the table is ready to set!
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So, now I have placemats and a table topper. I’ll show you my tablescape tomorrow! Do you make little extra items with your leftovers like this?
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