Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Repurposing a Placemat into a Fall Table Topper

About a month ago I saw these purty placemats on sale at our local Fred Meyer. And I thought, mmmm...
$3 is all it set me back. I took the left overs from some 5x5 Fabric Packs I was cutting for my Etsy Store, made a spiffy border and added the purty placemat in the center for this simply awesome Table Topper. Way cool huh!

I pieced together the topper first and quilted it. Then I placed the placemat in the center, did a little free motion quilting all around the edge of the placemat to secure it to the Table Topper, and tah dah!
It helps to make a very festive centerpiece at our dining room table. Plus the possibilities are endless! I have a really cute gingerbread one like this, that I found at Kohls last year. {the wheels are spinnin} LOL

38 comments:

Millie said...

You are so smart and creative. Love the placemat in the quilt with the borders and it makes a great table topper.

Kelly O. said...

okay now--seriously you're just COOL!
Can I be your crafty friend and sponge up some of the creativity that pools at your feet?!
LOL!
Hope you're well
Kel

Needled Mom said...

And.....it is lovely. Way to go! How many did you sign up for??????

Carrie P. said...

Girl, you are so smart. Yes, definitely "way cool."

Shiree said...

yep, that looks pretty good!

Tricia Anne said...

Oh how charming! What a cute table topper! :o)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Fabulous...another great one! Can't wait to see more and I know you have more in that creative mind of yours!!!
~Karen~

Rae Ann said...

You are simply amazing! You win the crown in my book, for the most creative! Thanks for always sharing!

Apron Senorita said...

Wow, you have beautiful creations. They are amazing!

God Bless You!
Yoli
http://apronsenorita.blogspot.com/
www.apronsenorita.com

Chris said...

So adorable. It's fun to see things like this thru other's eyes and get a different perspective.

Fiesta said...

Jodi it is lovely and such a great idea. I made a similar one using the heart to art book .

Stephanie said...

Clever and very pretty. I LOVE Fred Meyer.

Petit Debutant said...

that looks so cute, great idea and use of the placemat

amylouwho said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!! I love repurposing - I always feel so clever - I hope you do - this is great!

Kathleen said...

I love your table topper, what a great idea!!

Andrea said...

Jodi, I love it!!! Brilliant is what it is ... and lucky for me I have a Fred Meyer near by :). Unlucky for me, I have way to many UFO's. Off to check out the challenge :).

Happy Day!

Kristine Hanson said...

ummmm I think I see a trip to Fred Meyer in my future...would be on sale too I hope! I was at Kohls yesterday and they have the pilgrims again this year...in the clearance isle!! CUTE table topper!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cute Jodi! But, I'm thinking a project in waiting can't be called a UFO if it's only a month old. My UFOs are YEARS old, even DECADES LOL!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Super cute and so simple! Now to go shopping :)

Sabrina @ Twiggles and Trunks said...

adorable. bookmarked it!

Irishgirlsews said...

You win the prize for re-purposing, that it soooo GREAT!
Wendy

searchfamilies said...

it beautiful well done on creating something so stunning
Hugs Janice

Amanda said...

I love this!

Thanks for sharing Jackie's idea for finishing up UFO's. I love a challenge!

Dee said...

I'm so digging the repurposing of items! And this one is so clever and very, very pretty!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Blessings!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

How creative you are! It is beautiful!
Brenda

ktquilts said...

What a smarty pants you are!!! I hope you don't mind copy cats!! This would be a great idea for a gift!!
Blessings,
KT

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is so cute! What a great idea!

Dotty Jane said...

I would never have thought of using it that way! Very creative:)

Barb said...

You are sooo clever!!!

beth said...

yes, I'd say CLEVER was the right word I was looking for too!!!

Heather said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! :o)

Catherine said...

This is such a great idea. Looks awesome! How clever and creative are you!

Lara said...

Super cute table topper!

Rene' said...

OK...I am definitely stealing your idea!!! Totally love it. Thanks for sharing such a great project.

Jodie B-C said...

Love the idea..very clever!

SewCalGal said...

I love the concept of repurposing, but I'm so impressed that you saw this delightful placemat and could visualize how much more beautiful it would be as a table topper. You are so very talented.

Thanks for sharing this inspirational idea. I love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

PS - I wish we had Fred Meyers in So. Cal. I love this store. They also have delightful jam!

SueWis said...

This is soooo cute! I'll be looking at placemats with a different eye now.

sewtakeahike said...

That's sooooo awesome Jodi!! It's so dang cool when you see something like that working out a certain way and it comes together just like you planned! I love it!

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