ScrapHappy #May

It’s that time of the month again! Time to link up with

Kate Gun, EvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
Claire, JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
KerryClaireJeanJon, HayleyDawn,
Gwen, Bekki, Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin,
Vera, NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Noreen,
Bear, Carol, Preeti and Edith

To talk about scrap happiness.  For this month, I’ve been doing more of the same from last month – having fun going through my scrap bag and cutting 2.5″ squares where possible from all sorts of colours & prints, left over from past projects.  And, because the husband rather likes the place mats I made last month, I’m assembling squares to make some more.

Making them slightly smaller this time. Last month I made 10 x 7 squares, so they turned out a very generous size at 20″ x 14″.  This time, I decided 9 x 6 squares would be plenty big enough.

Have got 2 tops assembled, and enough squares prepped to make another four (2 here in progress).



18 thoughts on “ScrapHappy #May

    • husband was worried the first batch would be “too much” but we’ve been using them every meal time, and they look rather nice. Hence the second batch ^^

    • I’m rofling at your suggestion of napkins, Kate ^^ We must be very uncivilised because I haven’t used a proper napkin in I can’t remember how long! We just tear off a square of kitchen roll if we need to wipe our hands/mouth during meal, and I buy pretty paper napkins for special events.

  1. I made a boro mat as an experiment with the technique and use it every mealtime. It is, like your first ones, a bit big as a placemat but I find it works well in the middle of the table to stand side dishes or a mug on. A bit of jazzy livens up mealtimes.

    • it will. I really need to do something about the covers of our seat cushions in kitchen now! Ducky ate all the ties I sewed on the last batch and they’re in a very sorry state.

  2. Jolly Placemats, that is a great idea. I hadn’t used a placemat for ages, but the ones languishing in the drawers have come out several times this pandemic, as lap mats for outdoor socially-distanced dining…On the other hand, I inherited several pretty napkin rings, so cloth napkins are a “thing” in our house!

  3. Awesome! I love the simplicity of just basic squares. When I can get my sewing corner re-made, I’m sure I’ll get back to sewing. It’s been quite a week in my world this week that’s going to take a while to recover from.

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