Charm Pack Placemats

Photo-Jun-15-10-30-13-AM.jpg

Hi friends, Today I am sharing another fun video tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop and Sherri McConnell, this time we are working on a great beginner project that uses charm packs - Charm pack placemats!

Modern Handcraft // Charm Pack Placemats

The fabrics I used for this project are from designer Kelly Ventura for Windham Fabrics, this line is called Flora and I decided to pull the pink and red selections from the line because it reminds me of summer and will brighten up my house.

Modern Handcraft // Charm Pack Placemats

Don't you just love the watercolor design? It's pretty amazing, because Kelly is actually a fine artist that specializes in water color, and I own a couple of her art pieces in her home. I have been saving this fabric for a home decor fabric because it is just so special.

Modern Handcraft // Charm Pack Placemats

I got about halfway done, and then realized I had zero fabric that matched for the binding, I was about to do white, but because I love this fabric so much....I think it's best to just order more and make them extra special.

Modern Handcraft // Charm Pack Placemats

I made one minor change to the pattern, instead of making the 4 square blocks two fabrics, after combining two of the charm packs and cutting, I decided to swap with the other two and actually make the 4 square block using 4 different fabrics.

Modern Handcraft // Charm Pack Placemats

I love how the flow of the light and dark fabrics go across the front of the placemats. I had so much fun making the center sections, I think I see a quilt using those as 12" blocks in my future!

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

-Nicole