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I made some placemats last year with left-over charm squares. It was something of an experimental project, but in the months since I did that, those placemats have become my favorites. I thought this gum leaf fabric would make a very nice placemat - with the golds, greens and little hints of turquoise.
The fabric is a one-way design, and I want the quilting to be very simple, just a series of wavy lines running in the same direction as the gum leaves. Simple idea and very easy to do.
I wanted several placemats (4 for me and a half-dozen to give as gifts or to sell), so I bought 1.5 meters of fabric, and cut off the side so that instead of 44", I had 30 inches (which will give me 2 placemats 15" wide). Then I mounted the fabric with backing and batting on the longarm: