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Fussy Cut Hexie Placemats for the Winter Fun Challenge

Considering it is already November, I figured it was about time I finished up posting about our Winter Fun contest winners projects. With Christmas right around the corner these projects are perfect! Our first winner was Rhonda who made a super cute mini twister quilt which you can read about here. Today I would like to share Kimberlee's Winter Fun project with you. And tomorrow we will have a look at Jennifer's Mini Granny Quilt.

Meet Kimberlee

I am a homeschooling mom to an 11YO boy and 7 YO girl, who are constantly asking me to sew them something. I use to be into paper crafting and when sewing on cards and scrapbook pages became trendy 8 years ago, I took a sewing class so that I wouldn't get so frustrated trying to figure out how to use a machine (that helped only a little... a new machine helped even more, thanks Mom!). Then I had motives to become a quilter like my granny. As it turns out, I'm not that interested in making quilts. I prefer to sew projects that can be completed in a few hours and that make perfect gifts for loved ones.

What She Made

Made by Kimberlee for the Winter Fun Challenge

Made by Kimberlee for the Winter Fun Challenge

Kimberlee made some adorable Fussy Cut Hexie Placemats! I really love that she used one animal per placemat. I think it would be super fun to assign each person in your family an animal that they always use :)


The fabric from these adorable placemats is from Mad About Patchwork.

Wonderful Holiday Collection

Are you in the mood to do some winter sewing yet? Mad About Patchwork has a wonderful collection of the new fabric line Winterkist perfect for a non-traditional holiday sewing project!




Creator of Pile O' Fabric