August ’17 OMG Finish

My August ’17 One Monthly Goal was to quilt and bind four placemats for the daughter of a longtime friend and her new husband as a wedding gift. I’m pleased with how they turned out. See my August ’17 One Monthly Goal post for more information on the pattern by Elizabeth Hartman and my color choices.

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Each of these placemats shrank a full inch in both length and width after I washed and air-dried them, so they are now 12″ by 17″ which still accommodates a large plate. I did not pre-shrink the fabric but may do so the next time I make placemats.

Do you generally pre-shrink your fabric for quilting projects?

Linking up to Elm Street Quilts: August ’17 Finishes.

 

 

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17 Responses to August ’17 OMG Finish

  1. Linda Mincher says:

    The placemats turned out great. I’m sure they will love them. I generally pre-wash all of my fabrics. They usually don’t go on the shelf without washing. If I buy a kit and there are small pieces I don’t usually pre-wash. Does that make sense?? Congratulations on the finish!

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  2. For me, even if I pre-wash my fabric, I still get about that much shrinkage on placemats due to the batting crinkling.

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    • Yvonne, I’m horribly late in responding to your comment about my wedding gift placemats. I appreciate you letting me know your experience with shrinkage with placemats. I now lean toward not pre-washing fabric for future placemats. Take care, Mary.

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  3. Nann says:

    The placemats will be an appreciated gift. I like the blocks of color!

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  4. Patty says:

    These look really nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

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  5. Warm Quilts says:

    A beautiful wedding gift! I don’t typically pre-wash fabric (except reds and bright colors). I don’t pre-wash the batting.

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  6. Helen says:

    I’ve never preshrunk fabric . All that extra ironing puts me off . Great placemats , the happy couple will be pleased

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  7. Danette says:

    Loving your placemats!

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  8. Those are fun looking colors used!

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  9. Lovely quilting on the placemats. I have never pre-washed fabric. It’s possible you experienced some shrinkage with the quilting.

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