But this looked easy enough. And she gave me the link to the pattern for the patches. But she wanted oilcloth (which I don't have). Why? Eva is only 18 months old and makes a mess when she eats (and did I really say THAT?)
Let's start at the beginning. And yes, there is a link for you to get the pattern, too. Yes. Sometimes Debby sews other people's patterns, but not much!
Free pattern link for the Montessori style placemat. This will finish to 9" x 11".
First, I traced the simple patches onto freezer paper. Then I fused paper backed webbing to the wrong side of my fabrics. If you use freezer paper and iron it to the RIGHT side of the fabric, you don't have to trace a mirror image to draw it onto the wrong side. Seems like a lot of extra dumb work to do it the mirror image way (did I actually say "dumb"?)
|Freezer paper applique templates ironed to RIGHT side of fabric|
Then I cut them out and fused them to a 9-1/2" x 11-1/2" light pink rectangle (placemat base):
|Fused patches ready for stitching|
|Simple outline stitching around each shape|
|Now Eva knows where to place her eating utensils!|
Free pattern link for the Montessori style placemat.