Woven Preppy Ribbon Placemat

By August 10, 2012 , , ,

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A easy but pretty concept that can be scaled up or down to fit your needs, I will warn you that it needs lots of ribbon, perfect for those big rolls you HAD to buy at the ribbon outlet…
Materials as pictured a 21” Square Finished 13 rows 13 columns woven:
26 Pieces X 21” Each = 546” ribbon = 15 yards 6” of 1.5” Grosgrain Ribbon.
1. Cut and heat seal all yours pieces.
2. Come up with your layout and weave it.
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Experiment with how tight you want the weave to be, and if your design isn’t symmetrical make sure you’ve got everything pointing the same direction.
3. Pin it
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(Note: The clothes pins did work, but taking the time to use real pins would have been a good idea, the ribbon itself is heavy and distorts when you pick it up, the weight of the clothespins didn’t really help).
4. Sew, I used a 1/4” Seam, you’ll likely have to go with what matches up with your ribbon well.
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(Note: I use to blue tape to extend my seam guides, it helps a ton at keeping straight!)

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5. Lightly Press.

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15 comments

  1. Takes me back to my camp days but yours looks so much better and more grown up. :D Thanks for sharing.
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    1. When 'weaving it' I totally had flashbacks to weaving construction paper placemats =D

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  2. Gorgeous! I love this concept, thank you so much for sharing this post...I really love it!

    ***Stopping by from the Creative Me hop, have a great week. :)

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    1. Thanks! If you don't wanna use up soooo much ribbon they look cute as 3x3 ribbon coasters too. I think a runner is next!

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  3. This is so pretty! What a great little piece of "art" for the kitchen table!

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    1. Totally! Not backing it with anything helps it maintain a more interesting texture, and you can see the table peeking through the little gaps =)

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  4. That is so cute! Love the kitty tail!! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Southern Lovely. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thanks Kathryn! The kitty was very interested in the ribbon and was trying desperately to 'help' =)

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  5. That is awesome! Stopping by from Salt Tree. I am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link up at Mom's Library!

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  6. That is cute and so simple! Thanks for sharing at Snips and Spice Sunday Slice.

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  7. Love this! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party. Hope to see you back next week!

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  8. Very cute - stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Have a terrific week. Athena

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  9. This is lovely! Great idea!

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