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I have always added a placemat in my kid’s lunch box because I know they can be messy eaters. Over the years I have noticed that it has become a trend and most schools are now asking for one.  I have always used a Camelot Fabrics print that would represent my child’s favorite character and I decided to share with you the fun I had making this year’s placemat for my little monkey!

03 September

Happy Friday!! YAY – we’re ready for the weekend! Wishing you all a great long Labor Day weekend!

Ending our week with one of our loves… Fan Friday! Today we are sharing Reece’s Blog post on Back to School Round-Up as she is featuring one of Jackie’s fabulous fabric collection.

Thank you Reece!  Love your blog and the tablet shoulder bag:

02 September

Happy Monday everyone!  We hope you are all having a beautiful start to the week.

On to our Moody Monday!

This week we are featuring our Happy Thoughts collection by Alisse Courter.  I am so in love with this collection!  I mean what’s not to love?  It’s fresh and lively with beautiful flowers in orange, navy and teal.

29 August

This is a very special FAN FRIDAY!

In June, I  went to Vermont with some friends (see previous blog) to visit the Vermont Quilt Festival!  And they have a special category dedicated to kids!  I always love seeing that section as I know how much work it can be to get our kids excited about quilting.  My two eldest boys have already made a quilt that was featured in this section and next year my youngest one wants to participate.  So I always view this section with great interest!

And this year I got a nice surprise!  I got to see a quilt made by a 9 years old boy using Camelot Fabrics Star Wars Glow in the dark fabrics!  He loves Star Wars and picked out the fabrics AND decided where they would go.  He also quilted the piece on a home machine.


Congratulations on a job well done!  We hope you enjoy your quilt for years to come.

26 August

I hope you’ve enjoyed last week’s post showing how to make a pencil case for your kids.  This week I want to show you how to make a place mat by making just a few changes to one of our table runner patterns.


I’m sure you’ve seen our great pattern  “The Sky is Falling” Table Runner by Melissa Stramel of Lilac Lane Patterns.  I really love that pattern so I decided to re-work it into a place mat.  This can be so much fun with any one of our fabric collection.  Can you imagine fussy cutting from one of our licensed brand that your kid loves?  In this How-To, I chose to feature our Happy Thoughts collection.

25 August