Quilted Placemats are wonderful! While they are an investment, not only do they look nice and can be made to match your decor, they also protect the table with the extra batting layer. They are easy care and will last many years with normal use.
If you like to decorate for the seasons, these charming pumpkins are sure to add cheerful, rich colors to your table this fall. The mats are on the small side and are perfect for light meals, breakfast, and snacks.
Last photo shows another set of coordinating placemats in teal green and a set of two mug rugs. Sold separately.
A set of four, each mat is sized at about 14 x 10 inches ( 36 x 26 cm). They will shrink slightly on the first wash as the cotton fabric has never been washed. Easy care instructions below.
I always use quality fabrics and thread. In addition, I am conscientious about making sure I use a full seam allowance. I never leave fabrics holding together by a few threads. This ensures a quality, handmade item, that will withstand normal care and use for many years.
The inner batting layer is usually Pellon or Hobbs 80/20. Occasionally I use a bamboo batting.
Binding is always double thickness and attached by machine for added durability, with neat mitered corners.
The nice thing about quilts is that the more you use them the softer and more snuggly they become. Don’t be afraid to use them wherever you want to be. After all, we wear cotton fabrics everyday in our clothes… your quilt won’t fall apart before it gets well loved!
I have often washed my own quilts in with a regular wash load, with no regrets. However, it is still recommended to use a gentle cycle, mild soap and tumble drying on low heat. (** Note: I rarely prewash my fabrics. Expect a small amount of shrinkage on the first laundering.) It is the tumble drying that achieves the soft crinkly look that we associate with handmade quilts. If you prefer a flatter look, lay flat to air dry… do not dry in the dryer.
Remember that sunlight will fade any fabric, and your quilt is no exception. So; have a care when you leave it outside frequently or in a sunny window.
Packaging & Shipping
Packaging & Shipping
I package all my items responsibly, first with a care for your purchase and then with a desire to reuse and recycle any shipping material I have around.