Inspired by Ugandan placemats…monochromatic napkins and potholders

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A few weekends ago, I went home and my dad gave me three placemats from Uganda. Why he had a set of three placemats, I have no idea. Serendipitously, my current kitchen table will only fit three placemats, so it works out okay. Anyways, I was inspired by these placemats to make a coordinating set of napkins and potholders. Continue reading

Sashiko Placemats

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One of my best friends from college married his middle school(!) sweetheart last weekend. I wanted to get them a special wedding present, and I didn’t think there was a better way than making it myself. When I asked them what they wanted, they said placemats in dark blue or red, and that is what they got. This is the project that I hinted at in my last post on sewing tools. Continue reading