On a recent trip to IKEA we discovered some Marit placemats in a neutral cream colour for only $1.50 each. I bought a few as they are perfect for Breakfast Mats. I added a strip of patchwork made from Tumbler blocks and now it puts a smile on my face when I eat my breakfast.
I am going to make up a batch of these as Christmas gifts – perhaps teamed with some homemade jam or preserves. I would love to make a set in Christmas fabrics for a festive breakfast on Christmas morning.
They would be great for kids made up in some bright novelty prints.
If you would like to transform a plain cotton placemat, here are a few tips.
(Note: Cotton Placemats often shrink. If you are concerned, you may wish to pre-wash them before adding the patchwork).
- Plain cotton placemats – such as Marit from IKEA
- assorted fabric scraps
- matching thread