Scraps to Seashells

From You, Oct/Nov 2010

Scraps to Seashells

I enjoyed the article "Table Scraps" in the April/May issue. I can't use the pattern, though, because the place mats are rectangular and my dining table is round. To match my dining room furniture, I created a shell-shaped place mat using the same piecing technique as in your article. I lined it with a solid complementary fabric and bound the edge with 1"-wide bias binding. The place mat shapes fit my round dining room table beautifully.

Pamela P., Charlottesville, VA

Download Pamela's pattern here: Seashell Pattern.

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October/November 2009

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Table mats for round tables
I love this idea. I have an oval table and so the heads of the table don't always fit. I can use this for the heads, and make straight for the sides. Thanks Pamela.
seashells placemat
I missed this issue; can anyone divulge the instructions/suggestions? Thanks! J
Thank you
My daughter & I both love anything with shells. I can't wait to make these for her.
Trouble printing pattern
pattern is 11 x 17". Home printer is 8.5" Is there a soluation to printing complete pattern at home?
Seashell Pattern
Where can I see a picture?
seashell pattern
I love all things seashell. I live in FL but I never tire of seashells. I want these in denim!!!Thank you Pamela!!!
Terrific pattern
I have been collectiing denim to make the place mats. I even got a size 72 jeans, yes 72, at a bargan store to cut up and use. I took the 2 LARGE back pockets off and made a purse for my GD. I embroidered on it "MY POCKET BOOK" She loves it. I have shell design dishes so to make the shell shape placemats will be perfect for my table. Thanks tons.
Thanks for sharing..I cann't waint to make these place mats.

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