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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reversible Placemats and Matching Napkins

I've been seeing lots of things made of burlap lately and thought I wanted to give it a try.  The rough texture is appealing and I thought an image silkscreened on it would have a fun bumpy look.  Placemats  are something I can always use and figured a fun nautical theme would work best for the Hawaii House.  I knew these needed to be lined...and if I did a good enough job they'd be reversible.  I found some great ticking in blue and white that I thought would go with my concept.

 I used my Cricut to cut out the stencil of 
randomly placed lighthouses using contact paper.
I adhered the contact paper to my silkscreen
and printed on the roughly cut rectangles

When I mixed the ink it matched the ticking quite well,
unfortunately when it dried it was not close...oh well
I serged the ticking to the burlap to make sure nothing raveled, 
turned right side out, ironed, then topstitched around the edges.

I made matching napkins with the leftover ticking...
mitered corners make for a finished look.


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