1.14.2011

Hugs Place Mat Tutorial {Be Mine Blog Tour}

Hugs Place Mat
18" round
Materials needed:
1 Fat Quarter for background
1/4 yard pink fabric
1/4 yard green fabric
1/8 yard white fabric
1 Fat Quarter for backing
(Shown with Sunkissed materials by Sweetwater for Moda fabrics.

Making the place mat:
Draw a large, 18" circle onto your white background fabric. 
I like to use dishes from the kitchen as templates.
Cut out and applique a 10" heart from your pink material.
Cut out and applique an 8" heart from your white material onto your pink heart.
Cut out and applique 6 - 2" pink circles.
Cut out and applique a flower to the center of the white heart. 
I prefer to use Starch applique but you are welcome to use any applique technique. 
Refer to the top image for heart placement and circle placement. 
From your green print you will add the word hugs.
Refer to the top image for word placement.
After all applique is completed machine quilt inside the circle that you originally drew.
Trim around that circle to create a round place mat.
Now bind and enjoy!
Repeat to create as many Valentines Day Place Mats and you would like.

Super simple isn't it!

Oh and let's not forget our sponsor the Fat Quarter Shop. They have offered up a $50 gift certificate from each of the 7 blogs. Plus the grand prize of $100 gift certificate and must comment on ALL 7 blogs to be entered for that.

Just in case you haven't had a chance to stop by all 7 today is the last day of the tour. 
Here are my friends darling projects that you will definitely want to check out!
January 9th - Vickie E of Spun Sugar Quilts
January 10th- Sherri of A Quilting Life
January 11th - Jen of Miss Punkie Pie
January 12th - Kim of Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure
January 13th - Carol of Carol's Crafty Creations
January 14th - Stephanie Little Lady Patchwork
January 15th -Natalia of Piece n Quilt

And last but not least!
Don't forget to vote for Kathleen in the McCalls Quilt Design Star Contest!

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411 comments:

  1. OH!!! This looks very cute. I love it!
    Lotta in Sweden

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  2. Nice! I like that it is round rather than the often seen rectangle placemat.

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  3. This is so cute! And I like that it is done in the round. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Thanks for the great project! This whole Valentine's Blog-Hop has been fun to follow! I discovered some new blogs to follow in addition to getting great projects!
    Jayne

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  5. Natalia this is just awesome. I love the pattern and cannot wait to start one. thanks so much.

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  6. This is another lovely project!Thank you so much! This tour was so great!

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  7. Such a fun design! Using kitchen implements for templates is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.

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  8. So cute! I want to practice circle free motion quilting and this is a good size to try.

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  9. Cute place mats! Thanks for sharing! Greetings from Seoul.

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  10. Thanks for your tutorial.The place mat is very nice.

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  11. Thank you for the great tutorial. It is such a pretty place mat.

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  12. I love the place mat and have to make one! Thankyou for taking part in the Blog Hop. Valentine's Day at our place will be really special this year.

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  13. Very cute! That would make for a great mugrug as well!

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  14. Love this design and the fabric!

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  15. Great idea to make it round! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the easy tutorial and the chance to Win !!! ;>

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  16. Love the idea of adding words and to make it round!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This is so cute! I just love all of your designs, they're gorgeous!

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  18. Cute! This has been such a fun blog tour!

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  19. This is just what I needed for my center candle. And I needed to practice my machine quilting also. Thank you!

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  20. Wow it's gorgeous, thankyou so much for sharing it with us!!

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  21. What a cute project...thanks for the tutorial!

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  22. What a great idea! I love the circle for a placemat! Thanks for the giveaway and the blog tour! I hope you guys do another tour for another holiday- maybe Easter????

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  23. I love your applique method (just read thru the tutorial). I can't wait to give it a try.

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  24. Love it thanks for sharing. Will have to try the starch method of applique.

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  25. So Cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. This placemat is supercute! I would love to have the PDF! Thank you!

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  27. Very cute. A nice way to end the tour! Thanks for sharing this! sarahbethe at yahoo dot com

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  28. how cute is that!!! I so love your work :)

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  29. What a cute placemat! Thansk for the great tutorial.

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  30. Cute! Thanks ever so much for the adorable pattern. And, I would like to thank you and the other designers for this blog hop. Hopping has been great fun. Happy quilting.

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  31. Very cute. I love that it is round vs. the usual rectangle. :o)

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  32. Fantastic! I heart green and pink!!! :-)

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  33. super cute, thanks!! I wish Kathleen luck in the contest, I entered that too.

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  34. I love the pink and green! Very cute project:)

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  35. What a sweet idea. I love the simplicity.

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  36. I love the round placemat! Thanks so much for the awesome pattern!
    Dorothy in IL

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  37. Love your placemat and especially the quilting.Great work Natalia!!

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  38. Oh I love it! I have a thing for round placemats. Thanks for the wonderful project!

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  39. What a cute placemat, and different as it's round! Thank you for a chance at winning.

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  40. Cute Placemat! I love that it is round and the lettering is different! Love it!

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  42. I love the idea of a round placemat. Did you use a bias binding? I think I am going to play with some different applique for my grandsons - great holiday gift to send to them. I have enjoyed everyday of the Be Mine Blog Tour - you ladies have been so generous and such a delight.

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  43. please count me in. nice tutorial that you have done.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  44. Hello.
    Thanks for this tutorial. I've loved this blogtour, with new ideas and new blogs to discover.

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  45. Very cute - I hope you've enjoyed your blog hop!

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  46. very cute! thanks for sharing,Amy

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  47. Natalia, it's so cute! Hugs!

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  48. Thanks for the tutorial! I love your fabric choices and the round shape.

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  49. I love it! Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  50. Great placemat! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. This placemat is very sweet! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  52. I love it.....how fun that it's round :) Thanks so much for sharing this sweet pattern!

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  53. you certainly make this look easy! i love that it is a circle!!

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  54. Your Valentine's day place mat is so cute! Thanks for taking the time to share:0) Sarah

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  55. Very cute, and I love that it is round!

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  56. Who says it has to be rectangular? And even mug rugs don't have to be, so you could make this smaller! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. That is REALLY cute! I love these blog tours - they introduce me to bloggers I never "knew"!

    Thanks for the pattern and the opportunity!

    jfquilts@gmail.com

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  58. That is so cute Natalia! I love the roundness of it!

    MGM

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  59. How cute!! Thank you for sharing.

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  60. Lovely and cute! Very good job! Thanks for sharing! Györgyi

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  61. This placemat is just adorable! Love how it is round and not square or rectangle! Cute Cute!!

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  62. What a great project. I enlarged the picture to look at your background quilting - it's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  63. too darned cute and so easy to make - what a perfect gift.

    Thanks for a really fun blog tour - this has been the bestest !!!

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  64. Wow, it does look surprisingly do-able {for a novice quilter like me.} The quilting is the toughest, I'm just not good at that yet. :) And I'm going to check out the link you added for starch applique too, I haven't tried that before. Thanks for sharing!

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  65. thanks for the tutorial- I love it! so pretty-

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  66. adorable! It would be a fun pattern to do in wool felt too... hmmmmmm

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  67. I love it!!!!! I have to make one this week!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  68. Love this one--just because it's round!

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  69. Unbelievably sweet! I love your placemat! Thanks for sharing and putting together such a great tutorial.

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  70. this is such a fun valentine project. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love that it is a round mat. I have had a lot of fun on this tour seeing all the valentines' projects.

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  71. Adorable & perfect for a round table.

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  72. Your project is just darling. Looks like so much fun to make. Thanks for being a part of this blog tour. I have really enjoyed it.

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  73. Like the circular mat idea as well as your color combination. Thanks for the picture tutorial. (I am sending an email for the pdf file to get the word "hugs" as cute as yours.)

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  74. I wouldn't expect anything but uber cuteness coming from you! That placemat is ADORABLE!!!

    Thanks to everyone for putting this all together...it has been a blast and the highlight of my week.

    Now I can not wait for the next Blog Hop Tour!!!

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  75. Cute place mat. This has been fun seeing what you all have come up with. Thanks.

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  76. How cute this placemat is! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  77. This is very sweet - makes me think of candy all those pretty colours. Thanks for the great tutorial and sharing.

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  78. Great place-mats. I enjoyed your starching tutorial too. I will have to give that a try. I must admit that appliqué is not my favorite, but these are so cute I may have to give them a try.

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  79. I love that you thought outside of the (square) box and went round! It is clever and fun. Thanks for this one!

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  80. Very cute placemat! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  81. Super cute!! I love using kitchen bowls - anything available versus buying expensive rulers/templates!

    Thanks for this tutorial!

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  82. It's been a fun blog hop, with super ideas and I can't wait to make your placemat. Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't done applique, but I think I'll try your method.

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  83. What a cute project! A round placement..my Mom is going to love this. She complains she can't found nice placements for her round dining room table.

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  84. The placemat is really cute for Valentine's Day. Thank you for the tutorial.
    Mary

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  85. That looks super easy! Thanks! :)

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  86. Natalia, it's beautiful and what fun. I also use kitchen accessories in my "crafting" and love how easy it is to get somethings done.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  87. That is so cute. Wow the hop went fast. I'm going to miss it. It would be a great wall hanging for an office carol. Thank you for sharing.

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  88. Very cute- thanks for sharing. This whole blog tour has been fun all week!

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  89. L♥ve your project and tutorial thanks so much!

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  90. Too cute! I love that you used a kitchen bowl to get the circle. Such a handy way to make sure it is not "wonky"!
    Sandy A

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  91. This is an adorable project! I signed up to follow your blog because as I checked out more of you blog I found I didn't want to miss a thing!

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  92. Very cute! The kids would love them, great idea :)

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  93. very cute, and simple! I'm excited to try this out.

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  94. Love the idea of a round placemat. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jaylene
    lv2kwilt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for the project

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  96. That is just the cutest placemat ever!! Thanks for the pattern and the chance to win!

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  97. Love it. I know all my grandaughters would just love them. Can't wait to get the template. Thanks...

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  98. Adorable! I love that it is round also. My Daughter is expecting twin girls in Feb. So they will be using this next year!

    Thanks for the tutorial and fun Blog hop!

    Jennifer

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  99. Adorable! I love that it is round also. My Daughter is expecting twin girls in Feb. So they will be using this next year!

    Thanks for the tutorial and fun Blog hop!

    Jennifer

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  100. Great design! Will be fun to make. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  102. So cute! Perfect project for this weekend! Thank you so much!

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  103. What a cute project. You do beautiful work!

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  104. This is way too cute! I bookmarked it. Thanks!

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  105. Very cute! Thank you for sharing this with us!
    Maria

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  106. Very cute! Thank you for sharing this with us!
    Maria

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  107. So cute! This would be great as a set of placemats and matching napkins with the hearts, or maybe coasters! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  108. That is adorable and I love the Sunkissed fabrics. Thanks!

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  109. Very cute! Thanks for the idea.

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  110. I love this! This is one of my favorite placemats yet! Thank you for sharing and participating in the blog tour. thanks for the great giveaway as well!

    Tracy

    dawson.tracy35@yahoo.com

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  111. I adore it! I love that it is round! and thanks for the tutorial too!
    hugs, margie

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  112. That is so cute, I just love it, I will be emailing you for the templates!!

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  113. Aww, so cute!
    Thanks for sharing & the giveaway :)

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  114. Love the Hugs Place mat, thank you for the instructions. It's sad that the blog tour is coming to an end, but the chance to win a prize makes it all better.

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  115. That is so cute!! I love it. I can't wait to make it. Thank you for this project!

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  116. That's adorable...how did you do the words...just cut and fuse? It turned out lovely!

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  117. I love the circles with the hearts and a circle mat is fantastic idea for uses on smaller round tables as toppers!

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  118. Too too cute! Another "to do" added to my list! Thanks!

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  119. Very cute. I am so excited to try to get some of these projects done this weekend.

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  120. Very cute! Love the shape - might have to make a round project since I've not made one b4.

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  121. This is adorable! I do wish you would have included the word KISS as well. It would be fun to make a set and alternate HUG and KISS. Got to hunt for a font that looks like that! Thanks, though! Very cute and dable!

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  122. Great project. I love that the placemat is round. Different.

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  123. What an adorable place mat - thanks for the tutorial and sharing with everyone who has participated in this blog hop. Can't wait to get started on another project. THANK YOU!!!

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  124. so creative! And so practical!
    Count me in for the giveaway too, thanks

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  125. That is very cute and I like that it is round. I have admired your quilting for some time and this place mat you did a great job on.

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  126. Ooh, such fun! I love your project and the fabric/colors you chose. This has been a great Blog Hop. ~Kathleen

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  127. Great job on this one. It is adorable. Love to see what you design next...
    Mary

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  128. Great job on this one. It is adorable. Love to see what you design next...
    Mary

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  129. Wow Natalia, this is so cute and the quilting you did is awesome. Thanks for this great tutorial.

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  130. Awww! It's sweet-and round. That's very unusual but I really like it.

    Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  131. so cute! I have gotten so many fun ideas for valentines day now.

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  132. Great idea on using what you have for templates!

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  133. Beautiful! Yes, I'll be emailing you ... thank you for the project :) Thank you even more for participating in the blog hop ... very fun!

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  134. Great idea and design Natalia! We could use some Valentine placemats!

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  135. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  136. So adorable. I would love the pdf. Emailing you right after this post.

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  137. This is so cute, I can see it as a small hanging in a child's bedroom too!

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  138. Very cute design! You gals are all so creative!

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  139. This "Hug" mat is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  140. I love the idea of a round place mat thanks for the tutorial

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  141. Cute! I love small projects and placemats are the best - easy gifts, too! Thanks for the give away!

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  142. What a beautiful project!!!

    Greetings from Debby,
    the Netherlands

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  143. This is such a cute Valentine-y project! Thanks. And thanks for the starch applique tute too. I think I will give it a try.

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  144. Thanks for sharing this great idea and giving us a chance to win a great prize! :)

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  145. Thanks for the great instructions and the charming mat tutorial! (I'm always nervous to work with round things and binding but you make it all look simple.) :D

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  146. Very cute project! I have been sewing for many years, and have done lots of applique, but this is the first time I've ever heard of starch applique. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thanks!

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  147. so very cute. thanks for sharing

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  148. Very, very cute! So happy that it's round...there are never enough patterns for round placemats!

    Thanks so much for both your project tutorial and for participating the tour. It's been so much fun!

    Have a Happy day!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  149. genius! what a great use of a fat quarter :) it is sooo cute too! I love it. I think you will be getting LOTS of emails asking for a certain pdf :) one from me coming right up :)

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  150. Oh, this is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
    I voted. I love that quilt.

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  151. This is adorable---I will HAVE to make one. :) Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  152. Thanks so much for the great project and the chance at the giveaway! What a fun blog tour!

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  153. Totally cute!! This will look great on an end table that I have--I am trying to make some smaller projects to decorate my home with, rather than always going for the "BIG" impact of a large wall hanging--this is perfect!! Thank you for sharing your pattern!! It is wonderful...and the perfect end to the blog hop--it has been such fun!!
    Michelle

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  154. Totally cute!! This will look great on an end table that I have--I am trying to make some smaller projects to decorate my home with, rather than always going for the "BIG" impact of a large wall hanging--this is perfect!! Thank you for sharing your pattern!! It is wonderful...and the perfect end to the blog hop--it has been such fun!!
    Michelle

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  155. Love the placemat. Terrific giveaway.

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  156. What a great tutorial - not just for V Day either - thanks.

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  157. Very cute placement. Excellent tutorial. Inspirational. Love it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  158. To cute. I just love this little mat.

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  159. This is super cute! Love it! I would like the pdf, if you could email me. Thank you for sharing.

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  160. Wonderful little project, would be fun to make.
    I like the idea of doing some small projects and practicing my quilting skills.

    Debbie

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  161. Adorable, thank you for sharing!

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  162. Soooo cute. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  163. This is so cute - love the colors. Thanks for the tutorial and the fabulous blog tour.

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  164. I love your hug Mat. I plan to make one soon.

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  165. Hey, round is great, especially when one has a round table. thanks for the cute design.

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  166. Another super cute project! This has been a fun blog tour, so many creative people and projects! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Sandy E-H
    Bemidji, MN

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  167. Adorable!! The fabrics you used are absolutely perfect for these.

    Thank you so much for sharing. Your blog is one of my favorites!!

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  168. I love the round shape. I have a round table, so this is much better than square.

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  169. It seems you gals on this blog tour have covered every shape possible! Thanks for another fun project! It's so sweet and girly, perfect for a good friend or sister. Thanks for your time and talent. Blessings, :o)

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  170. Pink and green. My two favourite colours. Thanks for the tutorial and your machine quilting is lovely.

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  171. Thanks for the fun project. The tour has been great with very nice patterns.

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  172. That is soooo cute!!!!! What a fun week of projects! So much to do!!

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  173. VERY CUTE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  174. Thanks for the project. I'll be making a couple of placemats for the grandkids.

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  175. Cute! This has been a fun blog tour : )

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  176. cute placemat. Thanks for the idea.

    Julie

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  177. What a cute idea! I've been looking for ideas to spruce up the valentine's decor - totally going to do this!

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  178. very cool having a circular placemat!! I've never binded anything round(ish)...how hard is it without using bias tape....thanks for the great tutorial (as always)....

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  179. I love your fabric choices, and your tutorial makes this look easy! Thanks :)

    Hayley

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  180. Your 'Hugs Placemat' is so cute. What a great tutorial. This has been a great blog tour. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway. Have a wonderful day!

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  181. Wonderful idea - thanks for the design inspiration.

    Marilyn (no blog mrobinson@ggfirm.com)

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  182. congrats! your placemat came out really nice -- it is very unique! i have only taken one class in applique and need lots of practice. i would love to make this in a black background with red and cream hearts. you did a fantastic quilting job! wow!

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  183. I like circular place mats and this one is super cute! This has been a fun hop!

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  184. This is adorable! Sew very cute!

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