Made with Moxie: Merrily We Sew Along: Improv Placemats

October 18, 2012

Merrily We Sew Along: Improv Placemats

I'm excited to announce the Merrily We Sew Along series! Would you like to stitch up your own set of improv placemats?? We would love for you to sew along with us (merrily, even). But before you start stitching, a bit more inspiration to share.

I stitched the edges of my placemats inside since my kids will be using them and they will have to survive many trips through the washer and dryer. I drew the outlines for silverwear and a plate on each one in the hopes of teaching my kids to set the table, too.

I fused Pellon® #808 Craft-Fuse™ to the wrong side of the orange fabric for stability while I improv sketched the place settings out. I tried out my Auriful 40wt cotton thread too! So nice!

I hope you enjoyed my improv placemats Make sure you check out those that my lovely co-hosts have made here: casa crafty and Our Improv Diary

improv sewing placemats

So, stitch up yourself a set of improv placemats and share a picture in the merrily we sew along flickr group for a chance to win a super fabulous prize!!

Speaking of prizes, episode one: improv placemats is sponsored by the very wonderful Aurifil Thread and Storey Publishing!

The winner of the merrily we sew along episode one challenge will receive an Aurifil Simply Color 12 color collection case as well as a package of these six sewing books from Storey Publishing: Improv Sewing, One-Yard Wonders Fabric by Fabric, Sewing School, The Quilting Answer Book, and Mend It Better. how great is that??

So get improv-ing... We can't wait to see what you stitch up! Just upload a picture of your improv placemats to the merrily we sew along flickr group by November 14 to be entered to win!!