Tutorial: Simple reversible placematVeronica from SewVery shows how to make a simple reversible placemat you can use to freshen up your spring table.  They’re super fast to make when you use double-sided quilted fabric.  You can make 4 placemats from a yard of fabric, …

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Tutorial: Dry erase coloring placematMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how you can make a dry-erase coloring placemat to help keep the kiddos occupied while you’re getting dinner together.  You could also take it with you to restaurants to keep the …

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Tutorial: No-sew chalkboard fabric napkin ringsKaren from Sew Many Ways shows how you can make a set of chalkboard fabric napkin rings, no sewing required.  The chalkboard fabric can be written on and erased again and again and again.  Write a person’s name to indicate …

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Tutorial: Modern art brushstroke hot padsMandy from Fabric Paper Glue shares a tutorial over at Oh So Beautiful Paper for making these modern art brushstroke hot pads.  You can make the brushstroke designs with a wide dry brush and paint.  You can use any color(s) …

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Tutorial: Burlap football coastersI am not much of a sports fan, but I keep hearing that there’s this thing called the Superbowl, and that it’s happening sometime soon?  If you’re having a watch party, how about making up a set of cute burlap football …

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Tutorial: Reversible placemats to set a festive holiday tableKC from The Real Thing with the Coake Family  shows how you can sew up a set of reversible placemats.  She used Christmas themed fabric to make them for a festive holiday table setting.  They’re easy to make, requiring only …

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Tutorial: Fitted craft show table cover from twin sheetsRuby from Zaaberry shows how you can make a fitted table cover for a 6-foot folding table out of a couple of flat sheets. She’ll use it to cover a table for a craft fair, but you could also use it …

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Disclosure: Jo-Ann provided me with a gift card to cover the cost of supplies for my Turkey Tablescapes project.  Any opinions in this post are entirely my own.

Free pattern: Reversible insulated table runner with decorative endsWe do Thanksgiving at my mom’s house every year.  It doesn’t matter whether …

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Tutorial: Christmas tree trivet or hot padStitching and Bacon shows how to make a pieced Christmas tree trivet or hot pad.  You’ll be able to use smaller pieces of fabric for this project, so pull out your scrap bin and see what goodies you can find …

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Tutorial: Upcycled sweater hot pads or trivetsJane from Maiden Jane shows how you can make a trivet or hot pad out of a sweater.  I love this idea!!  They’d make great Christmas gifts, or even a thoughtful hostess gift for Thanksgiving celebrations.  The number of hot …

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Tutorial: Handprint turkey Thanksgiving chair coversDianna from Oy Vey A Day takes the classic handprint turkey craft and uses it to make a chair cover.  It’s a felt sleeve that  fits over the back of a chair and is decorated with an oversized handprint.  You …

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Tutorial: Dyed doily tableclothDisney from Ruffles and Stuff is over at A Subtle Revelry showing this colorful dyed doily she made.  She collected doilies in various sizes and shapes, and then used fabric dye to make them in shades of pink, orange, red, …

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Tutorial: Easy fabric coastersErin from Sewbon shares a tutorial over at the Therm O Web blog showing how to sew up a set of fabric coasters.  They’re quick and easy to make.  She puts fusible fleece in between the top and bottom layer so …

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Tutorial: Double function leaf shaped pot holders and hot padsThese leaf pot holders by Cheryl from Sew Can Do go from oven to your table, serving a double function as pot holders and hot pads.  She shares a tutorial showing how to make them.  The leaf shapes celebrate the autumn season and …

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Tutorial: Christmas tree fabric napkinCaroline from Sew Caroline guest blogs in the Bake, Craft, & Sew Along series at Skip To My Lou with a tutorial showing how to sew a Christmas tree napkin.  Instead of a traditional square napkin, these are cut as …

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