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How to Make a Placemat from Moda Toweling

As I write this post today, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. Everything is frightening, scary and uncertain. I am doing my best to be positive and celebrate the small things in life that we still have. We are staying home to avoid spreading the virus and this gives us more time with our family. I am finding there are more conversations, more sharing of tasks, doing jobs that have been put off for ages. We have more time on our hands and life has slowed down a little as a result. I liken it to the life my grandparents would have led. Staying home, shopping once a week, mending clothes instead of buying disposable fashion, cooking as a family, playing games, singing songs. To that end, I am writing about this project, a simple achievement for the beginner sewer who is really just starting to experiment with fabric.

This placemat is made with Moda toweling fabric. This fabric is available from quilt shops and their websites everywhere, including mine. It is 16" wide, 100% cotton and comes hemmed on the sides. It is available in many different woven stripe patterns, you are sure to find one you like. This placemat can be used, washed and reused many times over.

I hope you can encourage a youngster in your life to watch the video and have a go at making this mat, all you need to do is a little fabric fraying and the job is done. They might need a little help with the cutting.

I am hoping this project will start some love for working with fabric and maybe a few sewers will be created. That is a positive thing to celebrate, during this difficult time.

Happy Sewing


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