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.

Appeared in:

Post a comment
To comment on this article you must be logged in. Not a member?


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.


Forgot password?
© F+W All rights reserved.