Let the Party Begin!

>> Monday, June 28, 2010

The Blog Hop is over, but feel free to look through the posts for some inspiration.


Grand Prize Winner = SARAH

Sandi's Winner = GEE GEE

Nanette's Winners {she picked 2!} = BRANDI and SUSAN

Tong's Winner = LINDA

My 2nd winner from Friday Finale = ELIZABETH

Thanks to everyone for hopping along with us!

The Placemat Pattern is available in my PATTERN store

Welcome to the Placemat Party Blog Hop!

It will be running all week. Come back each day as I introduce you to the Hostess of the Day.

When I first thought of calling it a Party, I really just liked how the 2 'P' words sounded together - Placemat Party. Fun, right?

Then Kay asked me to write up a little paragraph for my guest post to tell people about the party. Now I really had to start thinking. . . .

what is a Placemat Party?

Well, as people who like to sew, I think a
Placemat Party is where we MAKE Placemats!

Each of the Hostesses will show you ones that they made using my pattern. I think you'll be surprised, delighted, and hopefully inspired by their ideas.

I am working on a second set of placemats. On each one I'm putting the fabrics on different features. You can see how colour choice and placement of different size prints has on the look of your placemat. This one is my favourite. I think the fabrics are placed to showcase them best.

This is another one using 3 fabrics. You can see how the large paisley print struggles for attention on this one.

Here is one with just 2 colours. I think this one would look better in reverse {switch the cream to the border and corner triangles}(It would look even better in a better exposed photo - sorry!)

Here's one with the 3 fabrics again, but I did the corner triangles in a different colour from the border.

Each Placemat Party Hostess will be hosting a giveaway too!

The featured prize?

Each Hostess will be giving away a copy, so you have several chances to win.

I'm also adding a bit more to my giveaway,
so I can call it the


It includes 3 yards of fabric to make your own placemats!

Three vintage apron patterns to play with.
The first one has been used, but all the patern pieces are there.

The middle one reminds me of Anna Marie Horner designs.

The third one says it's for vinyl coated fabric. You could try using the new oil cloth fabrics.

And party music! A Jason Mraz CD.

I was introduced to his music through Quilt Dad and Kathy at Material Obsession.
Would you believe that my husband and I bought each other this CD for Christmas?!
I've been waiting to include the extra in a giveaway!


1) Leave a comment here. Please, PLEASE, make sure I can contact you. If you are a "No Reply" Blogger, leave your email address in your comment.

2) I'm giving second chances too. Write a post on your blog about the hop! You can use this button:

and link to my blog.
Leave me a 2nd comment with your blog link so I can visit you!


{because I'm going with the family to visit Science North!}

I will use Random Generator to pick the winner.
Good Luck!

You can also enter a giveaway at each of the Placemat Party Hostess blogs.

Tuesday, June 29th visit Sandi at A Legacy of Stitches

Wednesday, June 30th visit Nanette at Freda's Hive

Thursday, July 1 visit Tong at Ting Tong and Things

With LOTS of Joy!
Sarah Vee


sosarahsew June 28, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Those apron patterns sure let us see ourselves through a "time machine mirror"! What fun!! And who can't use placemats? Thanks

Quilter Kathy June 28, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

WHat a fun idea! I'll come back tomorrow to meet the first hostess!

Nanette Merrill June 28, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

Good luck with the party. I've got mine done. It might not be exactly what you are looking for but I took your idea and made it my own. I'm wednedsay right?

Elizabeth June 28, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

This looks fun! I will be checking back in each day. Those apron patterns are especially tempting!! :)

syocom June 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

I love vintage patterns they are my favorite. I look forward to seeing all the different posts to come.

syocom June 28, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

Hey, http://sandy-miss.blogspot.com Here is my link hope it works for you. It's new so not a ton to see yet.

by Daisy June 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

hi there!!!
what a great giveaway!!! starting on the 30th i'll be having a giveaway in my blog too: www.auroracosecose.blogspot.com and you are invited to participate!
this is so much fun!!!

sy June 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

yay party~ want to see how others make the placemat. thanks for hosting the giveaway, love the vintage patterns.

Jan Marie June 28, 2010 at 7:07 PM  

Oh, this looks like it could jumpstart my summer sewing. Thanks, I am off to link to your blog. My blog is quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there.

Sandi Linn Andersen June 29, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

Gee, Sarah, those apron patterns are really cool. Someone is going to be a lucky, lucky winner ......... your pattern, fabric, the apron patterns and music to stitch to! Super! I'm ready to roll for tomorrow. :-) Will e-mail the link in about an hour. :-)

Ida13 June 29, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

I'd like to be in.
I know, that it is not a rulepoint,but I am your follower now.
I've read about your party at Sandi.

Lotta June 29, 2010 at 2:08 AM  

I'd love to have a chance to win. I love placemats as they are easy and quick to make.
Lotta in Sweden

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) June 29, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

I like the sound of Placemat Party too :) Just kind of rolls off your tongue.

I love how different each placemat looks based on fabric choices.

Debbie June 29, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

Fun idea, Sarah Vee! Got here through Sandi's blog. Thanks for counting me in.

Jocelyn June 29, 2010 at 7:10 AM  

What a very fun idea. Thanks for including me :-)

Anonymous,  June 29, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

What a great give away. I love your place mats. They are so fun!

Michele June 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

Your placemats are darling.

Needled Mom June 29, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

How fun!!! I love seeing what others are doing.

Bridget B June 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Nice placemats and love the patterns.Great giveaway. Thanks

Doina June 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Great giveaway! . I love your placemats!

Unknown June 29, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

Great giveaway! I would really have fun with this stuff!

Unknown June 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

I blogged! http://rickrackshack.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway-vintage-apron-patterns-and.html

Sarah June 29, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

Love those placemats! Thanks for the chance!

esquiltingpassion June 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM  

I love placemats, they certainly dress up the table for meals. thanks for the chance.

Mary Grace McNamara June 29, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

What a fun party this is! Glad I didn't miss it!


free indeed June 29, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

What a great idea for a round robin of placemats! Something quick and easy; instant gratification!

Heather June 29, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

I have been thinking about making a few placemats now that it is nice enough to start eating outside! I can't wait to see what the other hostess have come up with!

renae June 29, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

Oh my goodness! I do love me those placemats!!!

Rachel June 29, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

I love these placemats, the little pocket is ingenious! I especially like the bright colors of the first one. I'll be coming back to see what others have come up with.

Sandy June 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

What a cute idea and I love the placemat pattern.

Marcia W. June 29, 2010 at 4:38 PM  

Placement Party - I want to eat with Joy - great idea. I do like the hexie placemat pattern. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Patty June 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

Sounds like fun. The placemat is so cute.

Lina June 29, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

Wonderful giveaway. Love the vintage apron patterns. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to win.

Lee June 29, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway. The placemat is very cute.

Janet June 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

Fun party, nice placemats! and I love the apron patterns.

Molly June 29, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

Oh my gosh I LOVE those apron patterns! What a cool idea for a placemat party! They would make great gifts also.

Pam June 29, 2010 at 10:32 PM  

I love those placemats!! And what a fun, original giveaway!!

Nancy Sue June 29, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

What a great idea to host this placemat party. Especially needed for all those "lemonade" guests during the summer, who are stopping in.....I love the flirty McCalls apron pattern (1312). Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Mary P June 29, 2010 at 11:05 PM  

What a fabulous fun giveaway! Who doesn't love a party?

Amanda ~ A Crafty Fox June 30, 2010 at 12:20 AM  

those patterns are GREAT! Thanks for the fun giveaway! I found your blog through Jaybird Quilts. It is adorable

Linda at Roscoe's Ma June 30, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

What a fun event you have planned! Love your placemat pattern. Thanks for the giveaway, too!

SoozeM June 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

What a great idea having a placemat party - very cool! And thanks for such a great prize, I have my fingers crossed!

ledamewood June 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

What great placemats! I would love to win the pattern for it, as well as those great apron patterns. And love, love, love the fabric choices for the placements...my kind of colors.

Jenny June 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Hello, plese include me, I love your pattern!

grendelskin June 30, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

Terrific placemats, love the pocket!

Needled Mom June 30, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

I added your button to my blog. It is fun to see both Sandi and Nanette's placemats. I already follow both of those gals.

Betsy June 30, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

Thank you for the chance to win. I read about this on Nanette's blog.

Anonymous,  June 30, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

It all sounds great to me! xo, Nan

Liz B. June 30, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

I love your placemats and can't wait to see more of them! and Jason Mraz is awesome.

Julie S June 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

Well, I have never made placemats because I don't use them. I used to use them, but stopped because the (store-bought) placemats got stained and faded and well, maybe it is time for me to jump into the action and make some quilted ones!

MaddyMazeStudio June 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

So cute.. I love all the placemats! Help me find time to make some!!!!!


Kim June 30, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

The placemats look great! I haven' made any in a while. Looking forward to seeing more.

momto2wasd June 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

I love the placemat, especially the orange and blue one! I also love Jason Mraz and would need to past that CD onto someone else if I'm the winner because I have pretty much all of his music already. It's perfect music for a party!

Kelly L. June 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM  

Love the clever placemat pattern!

January June 30, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

Love the pattern. I can't wait to see what everyone makes. =)

Jolynn June 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

Love your placemats! And the give away looks great. I love vintage anything, and especially aprons.

arlette June 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, lol, love the placemats we use them a lot in our home, I also love the patterns you're giving away!!!, I'll add the button in my blog and let you know later on...

grandmarockton June 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

like it! always enter GIVEAWAYS!

Gigi's Thimble June 30, 2010 at 11:05 PM  

You're so sweet! Love the fabrics and the placemats and Jason Mraz and well, I'd love to win. Found you through Freda's Hive.


Diane June 30, 2010 at 11:42 PM  

So much fun.....love the pattern, the aprons, and would love to win. No blog for me, yet. The Placemat Party is fun....love seeing the different takes on your pattern..all so cute.

arlette July 1, 2010 at 1:17 AM  

I put the button of your Blog Hop in the sidebar of my blog (left side of my page) arlette0521.blogspot.com

Dionne July 1, 2010 at 1:23 AM  

What a great idea. I love the idea of a placemat party. We use placemats all the time! FUN!

GeeGee July 1, 2010 at 2:07 AM  

What a fun give-away party! Love your placemats and anxious to make them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeannette July 1, 2010 at 4:52 AM  

great pattern, love the silverware holder on the side!

CuteStuffInside July 1, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

Great placemats and great apron patterns!


cvdnurse July 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

I can see your placemats in some really cute fruit/veggie fabrics that I've been collecting. - Looks like a really fun pattern!
Susan in NC

Teri July 1, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

Love how the silverware fits into the placemats. The last pattern would be perfect with the vinyl coated fabric I just purchased.

Anya July 1, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

How wonderful. Love the placemats...thanks for the chance!

Rita July 1, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

i also found you through freda's hive! i love your placemats -- they are so dawgone cute. would really like to work with your fabrics and make a set for myself and family, plus the vintage aprons would be a perfect addition. thanks for this great opportunity!

Claire July 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

I love all those vintage patterns and I really need to make new placemats so this would be perfect!

Deb July 1, 2010 at 12:52 PM  

Very neat! Plus winning the fabric, great! Thanks for the chance.

Beeshebags July 2, 2010 at 1:49 AM  

Oh wow, what a great prize. Please enter me into the draw....I think I just made it by the skin of my teeth! Hugs Naomi

Kelly O. July 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

wow! I can't wait to see who wins! crossing my fingers :)

Ceamz/Cayleigh July 2, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

please enter me too. love the placemats with pockets, ideas are popping in my head right now...

Dresden Quilter July 2, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

Congratulations on your placemat party! It has been a great success. I love all the different placemats you made.

Unknown December 15, 2014 at 4:46 AM  

thank you for sharing this psot...awesome broo


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