Another magazine appearance!

A fun place mat pattern of mine is in:

Quilting Arts Gifts

Such a thrill!


They are super simple to sew up and really do make for a perfect gift!


Quilting Arts Gifts place mats

Remember these?


Fabric changes make them so different!

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  • duff

    September 20, 2010 at 6:14 am | Reply

    congrats! they’re simple and stunning!

  • Erica

    September 20, 2010 at 6:31 am | Reply

    Congratulations! These are so cool! I was just thinking about how I should change my placemats on the dining room table for the Fall. I love these!

  • Jamie Fingal

    September 20, 2010 at 6:46 am | Reply

    Congratulations Alissa. Love your project. This is a fabulous issue, jammed packed with fabulous gifts to make.

  • mjb

    September 20, 2010 at 6:59 am | Reply

    Did you use batting or flannel for the inside layer? They’re really cute!

    • Alissa

      September 20, 2010 at 8:16 am | Reply


      I use batting in them – Warm & Natural (or Warm & White) is low loft enough that it keeps the place mats nice and flat!

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    September 20, 2010 at 8:13 am | Reply

    Congratulations Alissa! They’re perfect!

  • Mary Ann

    September 20, 2010 at 8:17 am | Reply

    Love them….now just to head off to B & N and grab the magazine.

  • Betty

    September 20, 2010 at 8:19 am | Reply

    Very cute!

  • Doris

    September 20, 2010 at 8:21 am | Reply

    Great, Alissa! I hope you are making some *cash* off of these appearances and putting it into a special fund for that new dream machine!

    The placemats are lovely…!

  • Jamie

    September 20, 2010 at 11:10 am | Reply

    AWESOME! Way to go girl. I’m so glad to see you published! Congrats.

  • Melissa P

    September 20, 2010 at 11:32 am | Reply

    Congratulations Alissa on your latest print recognition. It’s well deserved. These are simply beautiful.

  • Adrianne

    September 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Reply

    I saw it yesterday and I recognized your placemats right away. Even with the fabric changes they are “yours”! I looked down and saw your name and smiled. I smiled because I was right and smiled even bigger because I was so excited for you. Congratulations!!!!

  • Jennifer

    September 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    good job!
    but i still hate you for being the one to find that dining set.

  • Kate

    September 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Reply

    Lovely job! Right in time for Christmas gift making too and I love that I may be able to use up all those odd pieces of batting I have floating around.

  • liveacolorfullife

    September 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Reply

    I had already purchased the magazine and found your placemats when I was reading through it. They are GREAT! I loved them the first time around 🙂

  • Judy

    September 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Reply

    Congrats! I love those! I’ll have to run out and pick up a copy!

  • Erin K

    September 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Reply

    Hey Alissa,
    I just finished making one of these and had a hard time making it so the rectangles don’t slant or pull when quilting the vertical lines. Any tips? Also I do use a walking foot.
    Thanks! love the look of these.

    • Alissa

      September 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Reply

      Hi Erin! Yeah – I too can struggle with that – especially when I’m quilting something big… I think that for the place mats, if you alternate the direction you quilt in (since the place mats are small it’s easy to do this…) with every line it should help balance any pulling. Also, I have been given the tip to check if you can adjust the pressure of your walking foot. I haven’t actually done this yet so I’m no help with how (sorry!) but it makes sense to me that it could have a big impact. Good luck!

  • becky

    September 30, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    congrats! i love to see different fabrics with the same pattern. totally cute.

  • jacqueline mukweto

    October 13, 2010 at 8:24 am | Reply

    Those placemats look great on the table. I would love to sit there!

  • Carmen

    November 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Reply

    I totally made these two weeks ago from this very magazine! Thank you so much for a great pattern!

  • Andrea Krauss

    July 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Reply

    I have had your placemat photo in my flickr favorites for a while now. I am going to make sets of placemats for Christmas this year. Ya, I know its July but I wanna get it going or it will pass me by. Where can I get my hands on a copy of this magazine for your pattern??? Thank you!! my email is Cheers!!

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