Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAKING CHAIR CUSHIONS FROM PLACEMATS for "Open House"



Now here's an easy project for you.  You will need to buy a placemat for each kitchen chair to make a chair pad. I used square placemats - not rectangles.  These are the same ones I am using for placemats on the table.






I have 4 vintage white kitchen chairs so I got four 15" square placemats and cut out 4  15" square pieces of fabric for the backings and a little more to make four tying strips for each to hold the finished cushion to the chair. I recommend a bodkin for turning the fabric strips - if you don't have one a large safety pin will work.   I had a roll of batting already on hand so I cut from a  four layer thickness four 12" square pieces.








Last week there were many great linkers  from
 lovely blogs but here are a few we will reflect on:


HOPE IN EVERY SEASON shared Mom's Taco Casserole:






BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE shared shade loving
 plants that we could try in our own gardens:




THE FRENCH HENS NEST gave us tips on 
decorating with Cloches:






passion for blue and white transfer ware:





This linky party is called Open House because it is all about you sharing something about your home:  cooking, garden, DIY, sewing, crafting, decorating, tea, etc.  Please link here at the bottom. I will also be sharing my post at: Home and Garden ThursdayHOME with Sandi and Homemaking Party and Home Sweet Home

22 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Great idea about the square placemats being used for cushions! I wouldn't have thought of that!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernadeen, thank you for inviting me to your Open House. I just signed up and am loving the idea of place mats for chair cushions. I have used napkins for pillows but I think I will have to try this idea..Happy Thursday..Judy

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a clever idea - and I like the non-skid stuff on the back. I just got 5 "new" oak dining room chairs - this would be the perfect idea for them.

kitty said...

Gosh Bernideen, those chair pads look so great on your chairs and such an easy project. Thanks for hosting and sharing with us. Have a wonderful week! xo

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Thanks for inviting me to link my lilac post with your Open House. I like the chair pad you made, I wouldn't even mind the placemats as such for my own table.
Judith

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, You are so creative, and you have made a lovely home and garden. Thanks for featuring my garden! Appreciate it!

Leslie Lambert said...

This is a fabulous idea...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-4-plus-features.html

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you for featuring my blue and white transferware, Bernideen! I really appreciate it and it made my day :) Thanks for hosting too! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

My Little Home and Garden said...

I keep telling myself that I'm going to try a sewing project of some kind! Your cushions are lovely.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That's a terrific idea for chair pads, Bernideen!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Cool idea, Bernideen! Love the pattern on the placemat! I do appreciate you hosting and hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a good idea, Bernideen. I like that they match those on your table too. Wonderful features! Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sarah said...

Bernideen, got pulled away earlier and didn't get a comment off. This is a fantastic idea. You are very clever!
Thanks for hosting.

janice15 said...

Good evening Bernideen, I love the idea they look fantastic.. Have a great weekend with love Janice..

Jeannie and Linda said...

Bernideen, thank you for the feature! I was so surprised and excited to see my cloches showing off at your pretty party! We bloggers appreciate you hosting the party for us each week. Have a beautiful weekend!

Peace,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

janice15 said...

Yes I would love to but I couldn't figure it out how to add it because for one it's not my recent post and now I don't see the usual add your link thing on your page..lol o my I don't know how to do alot here.....so if you can please tell me

janice15 said...

Well I thought I posted it but I'm not sure what happened.. I don't see it humm lol...maybe I did something wrong..

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I need to redo your blog on my side bar as it is not showing up with all your new posts unless I go through all the clicks. I love the idea of making chair pads from place mats! I need new ones and have not seen any I like so may start looking for the place mats to do them! Thanks for the idea! Nancy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

I do love these chair pads - so very clever! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Thanks for featuring my taco casserole! I'm actually going to be featuring your chair pads tonight!

Blessings and thanks for linking up!
Sarah

Sharon said...

I love this post and would like to have your permission to repost it on my blog http://mycorgicottage.blogspot.com//

Bernideen said...

Thanks for asking - that would be fine!!!