Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Placemats & Fabric { Fat Quarter Shop Sponsored Post }

Well, I finally caved. This morning Mr. Owl and I jumped into the car and went down to the local owlie outfit store to pick out a Halloween costume. Seriously, he's been begging me for weeks to buy something for him. I've been hearing him yammer on about all the good costumes being taken or something or other ...

After scouring the racks for what seemed like hours he decided on this hat. I told him it looked perfect on him. Fits his personality and everything. Lets just say he wasn't amused by my comment. He wore the hat all the way home and hasn't taken it off yet.

I shuffled off to my quilt studio as soon as we got home to give Mr. Owl some quality time with his new headgear. Our little trip got me in the Halloween spirit. The end of September is upon us and Halloween will be here before we know it. To try and break the habit of always being last minute I decided to whip up some place mats to Octoberfy the table.

I broke out the trusty AccuQuilt GO!, reached for my nearest Halloween fat quarter bundle and went to cutting strips with my 2 1/2" strip cutting die lickety split. I assembled the strips in rows of ten, sandwiched the batting and backing and zig zag stitched down the seams where the strips come together. Five fat quarters gave me enough strips to make four mats. I selected four more fat quarters from my stash for the backing and bound them with black polka dot. I was finished by dinner time. What do you think?

Halloween Place Mats

Halloween Place Mats

Halloween Place Mats


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Hope you have a spooky good time this Halloween!

28 comments:

  1. Oh! I have that same FQ bundle, maybe this is what I have been waiting to do with it.

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  2. I love them!! They are so cute and festive!!! :)

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  3. I have some of the boo fabric, still need to use it.
    Some simple and quick placemats is a great idea, I need some more table toppers.

    Debbie

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  4. I love them!! I think I need to go look at my Halloween stash.

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  5. Very cute. Or, shall I say Spooktacular. And I too love Fat Quarter Shop.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  6. These look great. I always find Halloween fabric I like after Halloween. Maybe for once I might get something made before this time!

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  7. Those mats look terrific Ryan. I love the polka dot binding.

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  8. Ryan, those are fabulous! And a quick project, too! Always good....

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  9. These are so NICE ! and they appear to be easy ! NICE JOB !

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  10. I think you are a genius Ryan...I love your story telling too. Just found some of your Great Grandpa Lake's work from his writing for the nursing home newspaper...he left you a legacy...oxxo aunty jarol

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  11. those are great placemats...and the directions are so simple...why didn't I think of that!!!

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  12. Super cute! And I like the zig zag stitch.

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  13. Quick and cute! Perfect! Love the binding too. :-)

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  14. Great placemats and story - Ryan- You got to laugh when- it comes to kids and waiting - it can be hard hard hard for them. Halloween is just way to exciting- and the opportunity to scare others with their costumes just too much fun.

    The Halloween fabrics are terrific- not sure why I have not bought any but somehow they have not found their way to my stash.. Perhaps some day..
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  15. Now that is one quick and good looking set of placemats!

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  16. Those Halloween place mats are super duper cute! I love them! And I love how fast they were! Mr. Owl is adorable in his new gear and I love all that pretty Halloween fabric. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to make costumes and get all dressed up and pretend to be someone else. Thanks for sharing a little fall inspiration!

    xo -El

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  17. I love the FQ bundle and Charlie sent me over!

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  18. Love the placemats! And love the bundle of joy kit! :o)

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  19. Love the placemats. With everybody sharing what they create with their GO! it makes me want one even more.

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  20. I just read Charlies blog and I'm supposed to tell you how much I like your Bundle of Joy kit and the tutorial !! I already left you a comment before about the awesome placemats !

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  21. MY~MY~MY !!!!!! I am 'sew' inspired....off to my own Halloween stash...and the Studio cutter....I think I'll make table runners for the entire family.....and one very special friend.... Thanks 'sew' much !!!
    April of fabricfrog

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  22. Quick and easy projects make great gifts. Thanks for offering up a Bundles of Joy kit for Charlie's week of GO! giveaway fun!

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