Monday, September 10, 2012

Easy Placemats: My New AGF Tutorial

Ribbon-Embellished Placemats
Happy Monday! It's my turn again this week to share a new tutorial for Art Gallery Fabrics' Fat Quarter Gang. This time I'm showing you how to make some easy, ribbon-embellished placemats. So head over to the Art Gallery blog to check it out!

Ribbon-Embellished Placemats These placemats are made using one of my absolute favorite Art Gallery lines: Modernology! Want to win your own stack of Modernology fat quarters, so you can make something just as fabulous? All you have to do is leave me a comment, and follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest). I'll draw a winner on Friday. Have a wonderful week!

138 comments:

KristyLou said...

What a great idea! I see many of these in my future.

Anonymous said...

Ditto the placemat phobia! These are awesome. Thanks for the chance...I follow you and AGF with Reader and on FB!

Meg Connor - meghann@connorartistry.com

Marla said...

ooh. love the teal on teal one. I'm following AGF pinterest board.

Toni said...

That ribbon was a genius idea to liven up the placemats! Great choice in fabrics, too. Thanks!

memmens said...

That's pretty smart! If I make these they will have to be hidden away for special occasions or the children would definitely trash them in minutes! I follow the AGF blog - thanks for the giveaway

Taryn said...

These placemats are adorable! I love the use of the ribbon!

giddy99 said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. And I completely agree with you about the quilted placemats from the 80s; I think my mom had some that were navy, brown and beige calico (beige makes my stomach hurt).

Jennie P. said...

Wow! How colorful! I love the design the ribbons make! I am a follower of AGF too!

Cori said...

Love these! Never thought of using ribbons in that way. I like AGF pretty much anywhere they can be found on the interwebs :)

B Greene said...

I have resisted quilted placemats, too, but these are fantastic. They involve beautiful fabric and needle & thread, so they are 100% approved. Thanks for the chance to win and I do follow AGF in many ways :-)

Karen said...

These are so cool. I want to make some!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I love your placemat tutorial and follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook and their blog.

AuntieCrafty said...

Cool placemats. It's so much fun to embellish with ribbon!

Jenny said...

These are really, really cute. Does it count if I follow Art Gallery in my Reader? Thanks!

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are awesome! I already follow AG on FB.

Melinda said...

Ooh, I'd have to think what to do with these! Love your placemats! I follow on FB!

Lisa said...

Love the placemats! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on pinterest :)

Barbara Woods said...

love your place mats i follow them on facebook

Zoƫ said...

Cool mats, I am following you on pintrest.

Sara (My Semi-Creative Life) said...

These are so cute and simple!

Sara (My Semi-Creative Life) said...

Also, I follow AGF like everywhere! Love their stuff!

domestiCass said...

I love how easy these are! Fantastic! I follow AGF by blog, FB, and You Tube.

mindingmomma said...

I never guessed it was ribbon. I follow by fb.

freakadoodles said...

What a cool idea to do the ribbon that way! Thanks for the tutorial!

Elizabeth said...

These look so adorable! I would have never thought of that! I follow on pinterest.

wipgirl said...

Oh how cute, what a clever idea. They're all lovely, but I particularly like that blue on blue one.

wipgirl said...

(Oh, I'd forgotten about the giveaway - well, I'm not sure if I qualify as I don't use FB, Twitter or Pinterest. I do follow them with Google Reader, but that's it.)

jeanne e. said...

lovely...placemats and fabric! (i follow AGF on FB)

amers56 said...

Hmm, I'm not sure about quilted placemats either, these are lovely though! :)

Chris said...

I'm following AGF on Pinterest...thanks so much for the chance to win! I'm in love with this fabric!

tartankiwi said...

Great placemats! The ribbon brings the whole set together beautifully

WandaFish said...

Modernology is one of my fave lines and the placemats look simply stunning! Thanks for the tute :)

colleen cuoco said...

Love these! And I too hate quilted placemats! I really love the ribbon on them. Adds a really nice touch.

Dawn said...

Great tutorial! Thank you!

Anita said...

Love how cute your placemats came out! I follow AGF in google, think its the reader of GFC. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway :)

Connie said...

Great placemats and thanks for a awesome giveaway!

colleen cuoco said...

Love these! And I too hate quilted placemats! I really love the ribbon on them. Adds a really nice touch.

Liz DandeliondD said...

Great idea.
Sometimes, I think we all forget simple.

supersara20 said...

I love these placemats. So simple yet such a statement.

Heidi Staples said...

Such a clever idea! Beautiful!!

Cherie said...

Such stunning placemats!! =D

Jules said...

Love this line of Pat Bravo's fabric. Really need some new placemats too!!

mahoo said...

Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win. I follow AGF everywhere LOL.

~Kelie~ said...

Those placemats are sew pretty!!! Thanks for the chance to win! I follow AGF!!!!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I like the wayt they complement. I follow AGF on Facebook.

Melissa said...

These look great! I will have to try them out when I get a house of my own.

Heather said...

I am already a happy art gallery follower. I love this idea with the ribbon. At first I thought you made bias binding. This is so much easier and looks so great!

Kacey said...

What fun prints! I am now a Pinterest follower.

Rebecca said...

LOVE these prints! And the placemats are a great way to show them off! I follow them on Facebook (Rebecca Marie)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

gccmom said...

The placemats are awesome! Love the fabrics. I follow Art Gallery fabrics on Facebook.

Wendy said...

Very fun. Thanks for this opportunity.
Wendy

Nancy said...

Love the modernology fabric line and what you did with the placemates. I am following the Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest and RSS
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Beth said...

What beautiful colors and I love the ribbon accent! Following on Facebook.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the tutorial & thanks for the chance to win. Follow AGF on Facebook.

gloriajanine said...

Wow - these are gorgeous! Love the idea of not quilting the placemats. Think I will make my daughter a set for xmas. Thanks for the tutorial!!

gloriajanine said...

I already follow AGF! Thanks

LJ said...

I follow Art Gallery Fab on Pinterest.

LJ said...

Very cute placemats and such a simple way to have a faux quilted look.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

these look awesome!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm following agf on pinterest.

Kristen said...

What a neat idea. I follow AGF on all the ways and I follow you, too.

Thanks for a chance.

Kirsty Kennedy said...

Very nice!! And so simple, I love it!

Christine Slaughter said...

I love these placemats! Looks like a perfect gift for the granddaughter's hope chest! I follow AGF on FB, Twitter & Pinterest. I also subscribe to the blog!

Janelle said...

This is a great idea that would work well for anybody!
I follow AG on Pinterest and subscribe to their blog.
Thanks!

ritainalaska said...

great placemats! easy peasy, thanx for the great idea.
i follow in fb and the blog :)

Sooli said...

Oh I love the Modernology range, particularly that gorgeous blue one! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook.

Carol said...

I'm following on Pinterest! Thanks for the chance to win - I love Art Gallery fabric.

Margaret said...

I'm with you -- quilted placemats give me the creeps. I follow AGF on FB.

Dina said...

Great fabrics to make such cute placemats! Followed on FB.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great Placemats! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori said...

These are really bright and wonderful. I love the idea of ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win.

cpup40 said...

Great fabrics to wake up any dining room table. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on facebook, pinterest and their blog. Thank you for the great tutorial and the giveaway.

Kathleen O'Grady said...

Wow, gorgeous fabrics, great colors. Love the design on the placemats. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lynne Tilley said...

I love the fabrics and the placemats! I follo FQG on Facebook

Reader Owl said...

These are so beautiful! Thanks

Reader Owl said...

I follow Art Gallery on Facebook.

Amira Ameruddin said...

I subscribed to AGF.. I love,love all their fabrics!!

Rachelle said...

I already follow AGF on FB; adore their fabrics and wish I had a whole lot more in my stash!

Sunnybec said...

What a fabulous idea, thanks for the tut. I follow AGF on FB

Gina said...

thanks for the chance to win some fat quarters!! I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest.

kitty said...

I love your placemats and I love Modernology! I follow AGF on FB.
Thank you for the tutorial and a chance to win!

Marit said...

I love Modenology and I NEED some for a quilt I am planning! So I hope to win, or else I will have to fork over some dough to some fabric shop. I'm following AGF on FB!

blondie19012k said...

These are really cute! I'm not too sure about quilted placemats either, but these I like! I follow agf on facebook :)

Kay said...

Bright, fun, and happy!! Your placemats are just what I need to liven up my kitchen.i love that they are easy too, often I look at 'easy' patterns and still don't have a clue. As a really new sewing girl I do need it to be foolproof. Thank you for the tutorial and giveaway. I follow AGF on facebook already.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Elsa said...

What great placemats these are and the tutorial is wonderful!
Thanks so much for the giveaway ~ I love Modernology!
Oh, and I follow AFG ~ the blog and on facebook!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

What a clever idea you've come up with. Again! I'd love to have a stack of Modernology to play with. Love, love, love! I follow AGF on FB all the time.

Michelle said...

Those are so cute! Going to go follow

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

What a great use of ribbons, I am always puzzling over what to do with my ribbons...I love them, but never use them.

Heidi Grohs said...

VERY CUTE!!!!!

Nikki M. said...

what a creative way to add some pizzazz to the dinner table!

barb said...

Wow!! It looked so hard until i saw the tutorial! Cant wait to try it babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

It looks hard until you get to the tutorial babscorbitt@gmail.com

mik41 said...

Beautiful! A great way to shake up the "old" way of making placemats! Would love to win - thanks for the chance!
Stacey Kim

LoBo333 said...

Beautiful placemats - and I love the fabric! Thanks for sharing.

MoeWest said...

I really like your use of ribbon on these placemats. Thanks for the tutorial. I follow Art Gallery and would love to win some fabric.

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Those are gorgeous. I follow Art Gallery on Facebook already :)

aerialkabuki said...

I'm already a twitter follower. Thanks!

Jess said...

Love these! The ribbon adds such a bright touch!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Modernolgy is just perfect :> I follow AGM thru email and on twitter :) Doe sthat make me a stalker!!??

ashley said...

Love Modernology! Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on Twitter!

Mindelicious said...

Modernology has one of my all-time favorite prints. I'd love to win a bundle to pair with the yardage I have of Avant Garden. Thanks for the chance.

donna said...

just discovered u and modernology fabric, now in love with both!

donna said...

forgot to say i follow by email and facebook.

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

I, too, dispise quilted placemats. And placemats in general, actually. Just not my style. But your may just change my mind. They are gorgeous! And modern! Hooray!

AlyceB said...

Haha, oh I hear ya on the quilted look! I've just gotten my first AG fabrics and oh it's just so luscious! I'm SUCH a convert now!

Katy said...

Wow, that's a lovely project. Love the mitred corners. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Addibrae said...

I love those placemats. They're so pretty.

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

LOVE em! I follow Art Gallery Fabrics too! Would love to win the fabrics to make a garden flag!

bentneedle said...

I would love to try these! I follow Art Gallery on FB as well as on their blog via reader.

Katie B. said...

Your childhood placemat story cracked me up. Traumatic stuff! Love these.

Mareenchen said...

Easy as pie! Following art gallery on fb. Thanks for the chance.

Kiwi said...

Awesome tutorial I can't wait to try it out!

craftytammie said...

these fabrics are so cool! i follow AG :)

sewfrench.com said...

I made a sundress out of the large, white print and love it! I would have never thought to make placemats with it. What a wonderful idea!
loritfrench@comcast.net

sewfrench.com said...

And I follow Art Gallery on FB!
loritfrench@comcast.net

sarah said...

I follow AGF on Facebook!

sarah said...

Awesome fabric

pkrueger said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabric on facebook. Thanks.

Mina said...

Beautiful fabric! THanks for the giveaway

Donna said...

Beautiful placements, I agree, even though I love to quilt I don't like quilted placemats. I follow AGF on Pinterest.

Svetlana said...

gorgeous fabric, thank for such a great giveaway!

Gertie Pye said...

I have some Modernology too and I ADORE it! The only problem I have is not wanting to chop into it as it is just too nice.

Kristan said...

Those placemats are adorable! Thanks for the chance to win.

lynaeve said...

I love these place mats! Thanks for the chance

vexa said...

What a cool use of ribbon. Lovely placemats.

Marcia W. said...

These placemats are so pretty with the ribbon design. We already have liked AGF on FB, follow on Pinterest, and subscribe to their newsletter.

Amg271 said...

Love these placemats!

Amg271 said...

Love these placemats!

Haley said...

Such cute placemats; I follow AGF.

hueisei said...

Very cute place mats!

Dar said...

Oh to be so lucky to win some great fabric to make these cute place mats!! I've got my fingers crossed. Thx.

Marcia R said...

Your placemats look so sharp with that lovely ribbon!

Marcia R said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB and Pinterest.

Natalie said...

I've been thinking about place mats recently. I love this pattern.

Natalie said...

I've been thinking about place mats recently. I love this pattern.

sandra said...

I agree with you about the old quilted place mats, they screamed the 80's but I love yours modern fabric and pattern. Thanks for the pattern.

daisymeadow said...

Such a simple, yet ingenious, idea for placemats. Very nice. Would love to make my own. Thanks!

Amy DeCesare said...

Fabulous project!!! I just found it, and I am gonna try it!

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