Sew Home // Color-Blocked Place Mats & Giveaway

Sew Home // Color-Blocked Place Mats & Giveaway
September 22, 2016 nicole
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Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a project from Erin Schlosser’s new book – Sew Home. I met Erin at Glamp Stitchalot last year, she was there assisting with Janome, helping us out with all of the awesome sewing machines we were using that weekend.


I was pretty excited when I heard she was working on a book, and it happens to be a book on decorating your home and not just about quilts – yes!!! I have been needing this for a while.

The book contains several sections:

  • Window Treatments
  • Linens (think sheets, decorative towels and mats, napkins)
  • Storage and Organization
  • Walls Floor and Decor
  • Outdoor Sewing

I love that all basic decorative elements of the home are covered in this book, all skill levels are welcome too! I found that the project I made was easy enough for beginners so if you are worried about it being too difficult, do not fret.

My project of choice was the Color blocked place mats, the modern design drew me in at first, and then when I started to look at fabrics I chose some Halloween colors to add some fun to my breakfast room area.

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This pattern was so much fun you guys, while I was sewing the sections together I was thinking about what Christmas fabrics I am going to choose for my next set! This would also make an excellent handmade gift for someone who has a new home, or who likes to decorate for special occasions.

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I made a few minor changes to my placemats:

  • Instead of using Pellon SF101 I used cotton batting
  • I quilted along the seams of my placemat front before finishing

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My fabric choices are: Robert Kaufman Kona solids in Terracotta, Black and Andover Fabrics True Love, Venom in White. I used a black chambray from Andover Fabrics for my backing material.



You can also find a copy of Sew Home on Amazon right here!

Thanks for stopping by today friends,


Comments (14)

  1. Meaghan 2 years ago

    I would definitely make some storage containers for my craft space! Love these placemats and anything colorblocked like this.

  2. JessZ 2 years ago

    I need to make curtains! I also need to make cushion covers. Look forward to getting a copy of this book! Adding to my wishlist.

  3. Bethany 2 years ago

    Storage baskets! I think I’m about to have toys and blankets everywhere with Baby Wags coming! Placemats would be good too because I’m terrible at keeping a tablecloth on the table!

  4. Chris 2 years ago

    New curtains for my bathroom. They have faded.

  5. Diane 2 years ago

    I love your placemats. I’ll be moving to a new home early next year so will be needing all kinds of things!

  6. Anita 2 years ago

    I need to make curtains for my son’s new apartment.

  7. Beth T. 2 years ago

    Just one? We need new curtains for the bedroom, and I have lots of ideas for fabric. Narrowing it down seems to be one of my roadblocks.

  8. Laura 2 years ago

    I need to make window coverings.

  9. lee 2 years ago

    I love your fall placemats! I really need to make some trivets and hot pads for my kitchen! thank you!

  10. usairdoll 2 years ago

    Your placemats are super! I can use new placemats as well as curtains for the bedroom.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  11. Adrienne 2 years ago

    I want to make mats!

  12. Tamie 2 years ago

    Some storage containers would be a great addition. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  13. Melanie C 2 years ago

    I need make some cute storage bins!

  14. Beth T. 2 years ago

    I have some linen that I’ve been meaning to make into napkins for quite some time. I need to get busy.

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