Friday, September 13, 2013

Is it really "Easy Peazy"?

Remember the beautiful placemats I saw at Checker Open House a few weeks ago?
 I thought they were just beautiful and an excellent idea for a quality gift this holiday season.  Fortunately for me, Margaret Travis from Easy Peazy Sew So Easy sent me a few of her patterns to review. 
When I started to make my placemats.... well....I did what any messy person does....I pulled out all my batik fabrics and started to see what I had that would go together nicely.   Did I read the pattern through first?  Nope!  I went straight for the mess making event.  LOL....terrible I know...but I do love playing in the fabrics.

Once I decided what colors I was going to go with, I then opened the pattern and read it thoroughly.  I decided to start with Stripy Stripey Placemats

Oh....I just love hexagons so deciding which pattern to start with was Eazy Peazy ...corny I know...but I couldn't help myself :)
I love, love, love these placemats!!! 

I used the Bosal Double Sided Fusable Craft Tex 16" circles as the base.   The cool part is once you've sewn your top layer all you have to do is fuse it to the 16" circle.  Very fast indeed!   I was surprised by was how the binding is done on this pattern.  When I first saw the pattern I thought it would be like traditional quilt binding and I would have to hand stitch down the binding.  NOPE!  That binding was the easiest binding I have ever done.  The Stripy Stripey Placemat pattern is written so well I believe even a newbie can be successful in making wonderful placemats.  
LOOK at all the fun placemat patterns by Easy Peazy.  I'm just guessing I'm not the only one who thinks these are fun.  Would you like a chance to win two Easy Peazy Palcemat Patterns of your choice?  Here are some Easy Peazy ways to have several opportunities.  Do any or all of these things for your chance to win and leave a comment on this post telling me that you have done it.  You will get one chance for each thing you have done.

  • Follow I Have A Notion®  Blog
  • Like Easy Peazy Sew So Easy on Facebook for ONE chance to win and leave a comment on this post that you have done this.
  • Leave a comment telling me which two patterns you would choose.

You must have a US or Canadian mailing address to participate.  If you don't have one and are from outside these two countries, have them shipped to a friend in one of those countries and have the friend send them to you!!!

I will do the drawing by random number generator (is there any other way to do it?) and I will choose 3 winners on Friday, September 20th.

Best of luck to all of you and I know you will have a ball making these lovely placemats for yourselves and for friends and family.

THANK YOU Margaret for turning me on to your lovely patterns!!!

Smiles,
Kelly

51 comments:

  1. These DO look like great gifts! I would choose the Suns Up Place Mats and the Stripy Stripey Place Mats patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I've seen these patterns in photos only, so far. But, they do look quite fun.

    Follow your blog? Why HECK YEAH, I do! I have your link on my side bar! =P

    hugZ,
    annie

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  3. Very cute designs. I do use placemats and like the look of homemade, which also leans to nice gifts too! Not familiar with using the Easy Peasy Patterns or Craft-Tex mats, so thank you for sharing insights.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. I would choose the "Sun's Up" pattern and the "Stripy Stripey" patter. your place mats look just great!

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  5. Im a follower. I like the posie most then the stripey stripey.

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  6. I would love to win "Piece of pie" or " Pozies" since both appeal to me.

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  7. I'm already a follower! Your's look great but what happened to the ones in the top picture? They look skewed, not round, not rectangular. Maybe it's the hanging on the curtain that makes them look funny. Scare me when I started reading the post ! I would choose the hexie flower one and the dresden one to start with!

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  8. I went to FB & liked their page, too!

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  9. I already follow your blog. I love these placemats.

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  10. I liked them on Facebook. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies.

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  11. I think I would pick Suns Up and Stripy Stripey.

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  12. I follow you !! Thanks for opportunity!

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  13. I am already a follower. I love your blog!

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  14. I would pick Suns Up & Stripey Stripey patterns. They are all cute but those are my favorite.

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  15. I like Easy Peasy So Easy on Facebook.

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  16. I follow your blog. I had my hubby order some things from you for my Christmas gifts last year.

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  17. I liked Easy Peasy Sew So Easy on facebook.

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  18. I like the patterns "Suns Up" and Piece O Pie.

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  19. i follow your blog, and well, i'm a fan, for sure. besides that, i'm curious about these patterns, and the craft-tex stuff that you've displayed, too! thanks kelly

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  20. I am now following your blog! :) I liked Margaret Travis' Facebook page a long time ago; her posts come up in my newsfeed--which is how I found out about your blog!

    I have already made two Sun's Up place mats. The two patterns I am interested in trying next are Piece O Pie and Strippy Stripey. :)

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  21. These would make fantastic quick and easy gifts. My choices are Suns Up and Stripy Stripey. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  22. I am an email follower. Thanks so much for sharing

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  23. I'b love to try hexies and sun up patterns. Thanks so much for sharing

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  24. I am following your blog, Liked the Facebook page and wished there was a Loved it button. My favorites are hexagons and Pozies. But, picking a favorite is like picking a favorite puppy!

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  25. Love to hear what you are up to Kelly. Thanks for doing the giveaways; you are always so generous.

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  26. Love to hear what you are up to Kelly. Thanks for doing the giveaways; you are always so generous.

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  27. Yes, I read your blog! I really like the patterns especially the stripy, stripey pattern.

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  28. Hi kelly, I haven't seen you blogging for awhile. How are you doing, I guess your boys are back to school. I think about and glad to see that you are sewing. Really cute placemats, you know I follow you. Big hugs Sandra

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  29. Would like to make Suns Up. Used to tell my kids "sun's up, you're up"!

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  30. Now you know I follow your blog faithfully, I went toEasy Peasy blog and now I'm writing to you. LOVE these patterns! Sins Up is my choice. They will make wonderful gifts. If I don't win I will be visiting your shop. Yeeks...now I won't win so I will have to spend some of my cash. LOL Miss you guys! Hope all is well!

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  32. Of course I follow your blog And I just liked Easy Peasy on facebook. I love the stripy stripey placemats and the hexie flower placemats. I have a round glass top table and have made placemats years ago and they are looking very shabby.
    Pam

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  33. Of course I follow your blog And I just liked Easy Peasy on facebook. I love the stripy stripey placemats and the hexie flower placemats. I have a round glass top table and have made placemats years ago and they are looking very shabby.
    Pam

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  34. Of course I follow your blog And I just liked Easy Peasy on facebook. I love the stripy stripey placemats and the hexie flower placemats. I have a round glass top table and have made placemats years ago and they are looking very shabby.
    Pam

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  35. My sister and I were just saying that Christmas is just around the corner...what wonderful gifts to make, XOXO

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  36. This looks like so much fun. I am a blog follower. I love the hexie ones you made with the Stripy Stripey pattern and the Suns Up pattern the best, but they are all very cute!

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Smiles,
Kelly

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