Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easy Peasy Placemat

So now that I have an amazing new dog, I have to have amazing new things for me to make for her.  What better way to welcome her into our family than a new placemat for her food!  I know that was the first thought you had too for things to make for her...
 As luck would have it, I happen to have oil cloth on hand in a stylish zebra print-going for an animal theme here!  So I cut a 14"x20" rectangle that will be the mat and 1" strips- 1" longer than all sides that will be the trim. I have no idea if this is standard or not, I never have an actual pattern, it just seemed like a good size and I did make sure that both bowls fit before I cut.
 If I had more oil cloth I would have cut a continuous strip for the entire perimeter of the mat, but I didn't so I sewed the strips together, then trimmed the seams down.
Then I folded the strip in half down the center of the strip (I think that is lengthwise) and placed the edge of the mat in the fold of the strip.
 Then I sewed the strip to the mat.  At the end of the strip, I folded in the end so it didn't have a raw edge (sorry no pic) and I am done!
Seriously, it took longer to write this post than it did to make this mat! 
This week I am linking to:
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  1. I love this! My dog Bella is gonna want one! Guess what?! I chose you as one of my recipients for the Liebster Blog Award!!! You can see the post here:'t that exciting?

  2. Wow! That turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  3. your placemat looks soooo good! yay for the new dog! :)
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!

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