Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod did a guest post at Spoonflower showing how to make a set of placemats to successfully showcase large-scale graphical motifs. Starting with fabrics from a popular Spoonflower designer Holli Zollinger, she created three traditional hexagon shapes, but over-sized them. Her choice of solid gray fabric for the rest plus quilting a chevron pattern works! Get the tutorial.
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