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Place mats


Recently, my nephew got married and I had no idea what to do for a wedding gift. He had been living with his partner (now wife) for several years so they really didn’t need more gifts.

I finally came up with the idea of place mats, because that  you can always use extras or switch them around for a different look.

These are from a pattern called Take Four, probably because it uses four different fabrics and makes four different place mats. I made eight altogether so there are two of each pattern.

For the back of the place mats I used a solid piece of each of the fabrics used on the front, so the place mats are reversible. If you spill something on one side, you can quickly flip it over to use the other side.

It’s not a difficult pattern, but you have to pay attention to the different colour sequences so you will end up with the intended look.

It was a fun project and I thought of the newlyweds a lot as I sewed.

I hope they will always have enough food to serve on these place mats.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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19 thoughts on “Place mats

  1. Nice work Anneli, they look great. 🙏🏻😎

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  2. Good idea! Those would be an excellent gift.

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  3. Something hand made is much more personal than a bought gift. Lucky couple.

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  4. What a lovely idea for a wedding gift, Anneli. I’m sure they will cherish these place mats. 🙂

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  5. Great Idea, flawless execution, thoughtful gift.
    Cheers !

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  6. That is a great gift idea, Anneli! I am certain that the newly weds will like it. By the way I downloaded your novel ‘The Wind Weeps’. I have read the first five chapters and I must say I like it very much. Best wishes! Peter

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    • Thank you so much for downloading The Wind Weeps, Peter. Be sure to get Reckoning Tide when you finish WW to find out what happens. RT is the sequel. Marlie is the third one. It is a completely different story (not a sequel), but if you like a coastal setting, you will like Marlie too. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Thanks again for reading The Wind Weeps.

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  7. Your place mats are beautiful. A very useful and thoughtful gift indeed. They can use them in the house or out on the patio! Nicely done, Anneli!

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  8. Its a very interesting pattern and looks like lots of work. A perfect gift! I admire you for the talent and endurance to do such beautiful things!


  9. What a good idea, and you did a nice job. I like the patterns.

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