Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Romantic Stationary Craft Project

Recently my friend, Gwen, sent me pictures of a project she was working on as a gift for a friend. I fell in love with it's romantic appeal and practicality.

Gwen took a scalloped quilted place mat and folded the end over. Then she stitched compartments in the place mat, making a tri-fold stationary holder with a space for a writing pen. Then she added a gross-grain ribbon to tie it altogether.

The final result is a very pretty stationary holder that can be tucked in a travel bag, stored in a pretty basket on a desk, or carried to a table so one could write a note while sipping on a hot cuppa tea.

Thank you, Gwen, for letting me share your nifty craft idea!


  1. Wouldn't that make a nice handmade gift for a friend? Thanks for sharing that idea!

  2. Hi LaDonna, I'm that friend that Gwen made this gift for and I love it!

    It's not only pretty but very practical and useful. I keep the pen, notecards w/envelopes, the letters I want to reply to and some stamps all tied up in this beautiful package and I'm ready to go.

    I've really enjoyed using it and think it's one of the best gifts I've ever received. :o)


  3. I am honored that one of my craft projects made this lovely blog.

  4. What a clever use for a quilted placemat, it's pretty and serves a purpose at the same time. Glad you shared the idea.

  5. Oh, that is just wonderful. Gwen is my new friend and penpal. I'm enjoying getting acquainted. Thanks to you and Gwen for sharing this great idea. ~Adrienne~

  6. What a darling idea! Clever girl your friend Gwen! Thank you for sharing that!

  7. Anonymous9:20 AM

    Love it and the idea.. would love to have one. I think I may can do this =)

  8. Ow, that is really pretty! What a thoughtful gift!

  9. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Oh this is so pretty and clever.

  11. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Thanks for the inspiration. I want to make a couple of knitting needle and crochet hook holders and was disappointed to find out that the local fabric store didn't have any pre-quilted material. I didn't want the project to be time consuming so I didn't want to have to quilt it myself.

    Using something like a quilted placemat is a great idea. Your friend is very talented and you're a dear for sharing this idea.

  12. This is so very pretty! I have got to learn to sew!!

    Mrs. U


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