Thursday, May 16, 2013

Strawberries in season

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Local strawberries just appeared at the farmer’s markets in our region and they inspired me to make a little mat for our dining room table.

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I just cut 2.5” squares from an assortment of “strawberry” fabric and some of that sweet birdie fabric from these baby shoes.

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These mats make great protectors for your dining room table.  You can put warm dishes on the table without the fear of ruining your tabletop.  I like tablerunners, too, but this size is much more practical for our table.  It finishes about 11” x 19”.

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The back is this sweet apple and cherry print, so it can be reversible.  The binding is machine attached, which hopefully will give it a little more durability since I figure it will be washed a lot.

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I wish I could have taken a photo with a bowl of fresh strawberries on top, but every time I’ve bought strawberries they are gone within the day—not enough time for me to snap a photo.

Have a wonderful day!

19 comments:

  1. So cute! I have the fabric on the back! I wanted to make a market tote with it, but I haven't yet. We went strawberry picking yesterday. I love local fresh picked strawberries.

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  2. That is so cute! You have a great assortment of strawberry fabric in your stash!

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  3. What an adorable idea for strawberry fabric! It's so summery perfect!

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  4. Oh I love it!! So summery and Fresh!!

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  5. That is darling. It is so fresh and neat looking. What??? No strawberries???? I am not surprised ;-)

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  6. Who can resist a bowl of fresh Strawberries? Not me ;) Super cute fabric,perfect for the kitchen table mat. I have some Cherry fabric I am going to make a table mat/runner with soon!

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  7. How pretty. My sister loves Strawberry stuff for her kitchen. You just inspired me with a gift idea.

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  8. Love strawberry season! Great tablerunner.

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  9. gorgeous! Makes me want to make a strawberry tart!

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  10. What a lovely mat, I just love those pretty fabrics !! I feel like eating strawberries now. :)

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  11. Adorable! It is perfect for the great weather we are starting to have.

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  12. Your mat turned out so cute. I just love how you put all those beautiful fabrics together.
    Hugs
    donna

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  13. Super super cute. I love it. those fabrics make me happy.

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  14. Love all of the strawberry fabric! I don't think I have ANY in my stash. Super cute!

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  15. What a great collection of strawberry fabrics. Love your table mat.

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  16. Oh Jamie it's really cute. I think I need a table mat too.

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  17. That is some sweet fabric! Love it. I saw a recipe for strawberry bread on Pinterest that I want to try before all the strawberries are gone!

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