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.