New Placemat Patterns

>> Sunday, June 22, 2014


I finally did it! I made something with my FIRST ever layer cake! My mom got it for me years ago and I just thought it was too pretty to cut into. I also didn't realize how MUCH fabric there is in a layer cake. (I had never really done the math - 10x10 inch square x 40 squares!)



The placemats also match my dishes! The first time I've done that :)

Striped Delight was also another FINALLY for me: I've wanted to design something patriotic for a couple of years, but never come up with anything I like. I'm not American, but, I do love the country simplicity of these stripes.





AND I managed to add a pocket - on the right side of the placemat too. (My Eat with JOY! pocket is on the left)




 What's really fun is that there is so much fabric in a layer cake, I was able to design 2 different placemat patterns! 




The second pattern is super quick and I think would be a fun way to play with some of the more modern fabric lines. I'm hoping to find a Christmas line I like to make this pattern in. 



The Double Delight Placemat Pattern is available for $4.00 at Craftsy.
 CLICK HERE TO BUY!

{Thanks!}


And yes, the patterns DO make 5 of each placemat (with 5 squares leftover). My photos only show 4 placemats because, well, my first go wasn't my last go! Here's a photo of my first attempt. Too stripy and not in a good way. The secondary design that showed up in the corners made me itchy :) So I went back to the drawing board (actually I drew my design on the cardboard that the layer cake came on!) and came up with better stripes! Lucky for me that let me add a pocket too!



With Joy,

Sarah Vee

4 comments:

Rachel Slote-Brown June 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM  

Very nice! Yes, there is a lot of fabric in a layer cake. I used a whole layer cake to make a throw quilt - didn't cut any of them, just sewed squares together.
Oh, and do I get a sister discount on the pattern? Or will a set of these be under the tree for us this Christmas?

Beth June 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM  

There is alot of fabric in a layer cake. After seeing your placemats,I went in investigate howmany I have. I think I have 6. Don't ask how many charm packs I have.:) Havde to get those used up. So I can get more.
I do love the pocket you added. Makes it nice for picnics or even a buffet.

Beth June 22, 2014 at 10:11 PM  

There is alot of fabric in a layer cake. After seeing your placemats,I went in investigate howmany I have. I think I have 6. Don't ask how many charm packs I have.:) Havde to get those used up. So I can get more.
I do love the pocket you added. Makes it nice for picnics or even a buffet.

lovetostitch June 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM  

Cute, cute, Sarah!! I was stunned also to find out a few years ago how much fabric was in it when I started calculating the jelly rolls - 2 1/2" x 40 = 105" = 2.91.....almost 3 yds!! so no wonder the price of them (and they are precut). I love being able to have a bit of each fabric and have them all coordinate.

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