I have a drawer in my hidey hole with several bins
that hold different size scrap cuts.
I've tried to get into the habit of cutting the scraps into these
sizes when I'm done with a project.
One of the bins has the skinny strings and it was
overflowing to the point where it was getting
difficult to close the drawer.
Out came the hank of clothesline and the wrapping began.
I use 50 feet of clothesline for each placemat.
Over a couple of evenings,
I wrapped the clothesline with the strings
and then was ready to sew.
These go together so quickly!
I love the randomness of the fabric scraps, too.
These will be put aside to gift to someone since
I have a set for myself already.
I do not know how they wash yet.
Mine have been used,
but have not needed laundering.
The bin now fits into the drawer and the strings don't get in the way of closing.
These are lovely! And they are so much fun to make! I have done a few baskets and started a rug a while back that I need to get back to.
Oh, what fun! Those are the happiest placemats ever! I see Christmas gifts in my future - thank you for the inspiration!
So pretty! But more than I want to handle.
I love making coiled projects but I stop at coasters and little bowls. I haven't attempted something so large. It would be interesting to see how they wash. I might stick a coaster in the next laundry cycle.
Bright and cheerful fun placemats! Such great idea using up scraps. Coiled coasters or placemats to make are on my bucket list. What size clothesline do you use?
I think they are so cool! The first rope project was going to be a big oval for my coffee table. It got to a small placemat size and I quit. Now I use it as a hot trivite in the camper. Bowls are fun to make with it.
Such fun scraps but then they would be from all your bright quilts. My scraps are not as organized as yours they get shoved in a bag on the floor….
I ADORE your place mats — and I desperately need some because I threw out our store-bought ones in disgust recently when I realized they were scratching the table instead of protecting it. What do you mean by “wrapping the clothesline?” Do you sew the strips around the clothes line first the same way you’d make a jumbo welt cord for home dec, with a lip sticking out to attach them together? Is there a tutorial or a pattern available anywhere? I need to make these!
Love the placemats!
They wash beautifully on the top shelf of the dishwasher. I then lay them out flat to dry.
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