I love when I can conceive of, plan, and make a project all in one day. This was one of those projects.
The kids have been driving me crazy with the precarious placement of the cups – especially as little Gianna graduates into a “big girl cup”. They did not understanding that cups should be placed ABOVE their plate, not in front of it. So I came up with this idea to show them everything has a proper place at the table.
The place mats were super easy to make, the place setting appliques less so. The finished measurements are 13″x18″ (14×19 before sewing) . I used home dec fabric for the green one and quilting cotton for the navy blue. The quilting cotton wasn’t heavy enough so I sandwiched a piece of sew-in interfacing.
Then I traced around a cup, a small plate, a set of silverware, and a triangle for the napkin onto the paper backing of the new-sew adhesive. Cut out shapes. Iron onto fabric scraps. Cut out fabric. Peel off paper backing and iron onto placemats.
I am worried how the applique will hold up. It seems like it might be peeling already. The kids like to pick at it. So I will probably have to run some stitch around the edge to make it last through the wash.
The kids LOVE them. I love them. Andy loves them. So I will probably make more. When I do, I’ll take pictures for a little tutorial.
UPDATE: The iron on adhesive isn’t holding up. I had to sew them down.