>> 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.
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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!