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Friday, July 19, 2013

 It's not just your Mom's burlap potato sack anymore =)  Yes....I am talking about printed burlap!  I can remember back in the dark ages, using a burlap bag to *create* a Halloween costume at one point.  Nope, we're not creating Halloween costumes, but I guess you could.  Sew far, we have 3 printed burlaps in stock.  They started to arrive at the end of Shop Hop, so we didn't have much time to think about them.  We've left them close to the cutting counter to look at and get some ideas flowing.  One customer bought some for a bag.  Jan, Harriet and I collaborated on this very quick and easy placemat idea.  We cut a rectangle of burlap (14" x 18"), a slightly smaller rectangle of black broadcloth (13 1/2" x 17 1/2").  We turned the ends under on the black and used it as a backing, centered it on the backside of the burlap wrong sides together, and double stitched next to the pressed under edges.  All you have to do now is *fringe* the burlap back to the stitched line and voila ~ darling placemat!  You could easily do the same thing with a long piece to create a runner for the center of a table.  The other picture here shows the 2 other prints we have in stock....with 1 more coming!

We've been keeping pretty busy this week.  I just put the last two borders on my *Sweet Thing* quilt yesterday afternoon.  Today, Tracey and I will find a back, cut some batting and then it will go to Tracey's studio so she can work her magic with her longarm!  Diane is putting the finishing touches on a project I found at Quilt Market that we got the fabric for a few weeks ago.  I have a few other things *in progress* as well.  What are you playing with these days?

Happy Friday to all of you....hope you get a chance this weekend to enjoy the glorious weather we've been experiencing here in the Pacific Northwest....sorry to those of you sweltering in the East coast heat wave.

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