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I'm making some place mats but the fabric is not sturdy enough to make them without a liner. What do you recommend for a liner? They are just simple rectangular that will be reversible. Thanks.


Carlene
 
Posts: 1822 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'd use either fusible fleece (which isn't really fleece at all! - it's more of a batting) or regular quilt batting. But you'd have to do some quilting through all the layers if you used either of these alternatives.


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I would use the cotton batting so hot things that get set on the placemats won't smash/melt the batting. The fleece might melt some with heat and weight on it.

If you want a crisper, flatter placemat, fuse a firmer interfacing to both layers of fabric, That would not need quilting, but a good edge topstitching would keep things in place.


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Some people use flannel - it must be washed a couple of times with warm water at least (hot water is better), and dried fairly hot to make certain it has shrunk all that it is going to shrink.
 
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If you use washed fabric, make sure your binding (if you use it) is washed also. You'll want them to be shrunk at the same size. Else you'll end up with long flat bowls like someone I know did. Frown


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Some people need to protect their wooden table from heat of coffee cups or soup bowls. So I've started putting cotton batting and Insul-brite.
 
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Thanks everyone. I've got them cut out and ready so will go buy the stuff today.


Carlene
 
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I love placemats also,here is a favorite tutorial,she is a somewhat local woman/quilt shop,she used Soft and Stable for a more firm placemat,look for part 2 of her placemat tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owRq8UOCPyA duh,forgot the link! Hope this helps you.
 
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I knew a lot of the techniques shown but it was such an inspiring link. The placemats are so pretty and interesting....and simple. Think Ill make some football inspired ones for next year. Maybe some of the other things too. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Using her approach, you can do anything you want, I just love her ideas. You can piece or whatever..she is very precise. Sorry I was so late in posting,computer has fits on this site usually it somehow freezes up,so whe it dopesn'tI try to stop in..
 
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That's a great video!!! Thank you!!!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Thanks ladies. I just used thin batting and got them finished. I'm not a quilter so they are not pieced just 12X20 fabric. Now ready for Christmas!!! :>)


Carlene
 
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I'm not a quilter




yet! Smile


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
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Just a friendly reminder - even if you don't consider yourself a quilter check the instructions that came with the batting you used. You will probably need to put some lines of stitching through all three layers to avoid getting a lump of matted binding materials in the placemat after the first washing. Smile


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And a new quilter is born!

Our Grands call our placemats I have made "Little Quilts" they are facinated by them,and ask to use them when they are here!
 
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Awww! How sweet!
 
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I like it that they know not everything is made by a 10 yr old in China! I want them to know handmade. I love to make things I use everyday,potholders, trivets, embellish kitchen towels..napkins.pillows..helps make a house a home..
 
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