More Quick Gifts: Day 3

I like to English Paper Piece (EPP) and I especially love capturing a lovely motif as the center of a hexagon. While these aren't exactly quick, you may have some little projects waiting to morph into a useful item. These may help you figure out how to do that!

2" hexagons and diamonds make a lovely table mat. I stitched these together by hand and then machine appliquéd them to some pre-quilted fabric (I bought this at a local Joann's). Binding; it's finished!

Grandmother's Flower Garden table mat
 Here's a variation that I have used many times in my EPP classes: Center 2" hexagon, 2" triangles and diamonds. Stitched to that same pre-quilted fabric.

Wild Woods fabrics make for a fun table mat.
One more Christmas hexagon variation. I loved fussy cutting that center motif.

Holiday hexagon
And using some more of that fox and bear novelty print and a pattern I found online (several years ago; can't remember where), I made placemats for two of my grandkids.

Kids' placemat
 And one more:
Don't you love these foxes?!
And I backed these with some fun bear fabric:

Placemat back
And just a few more from a LONG time ago. You can always make placemats out of just about any fabric. These are very snowman specific (which my grandkids love).

2" hexagons hand stitched. Then appliquéd to a rectangle (blue snowflakes) and then a red border. Just chillin' with my Christmas mug and Frosty himself!

Just chillin' with Frosty
 And there is Mr. Snowman in the center of another placemat!
Getting ready for the grandkids to visit
As you can see, I've been digging deep in the quilt vault, but these are tried and true fun projects to decorate my home.


  1. I love them all. I've been making placemats for DD and think maybe it is time for my own.

  2. Good ideas, too! I might pull that back out of the hat in February and make some things for next year. It will still be cold enough to think about snowmen!


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