I have a quick and easy quilt tutorial to share with you today for some cute and happy placemats! I think you will really enjoy this tutorial!
I don’t know about you, but we always use place mats on our table all the time and these are perfect for summer or change the colors and make them for Christmas, Halloween or any other time of the year.
I used a fat quarter bundle of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt for my summer place mats and will also be sharing a matching table topper made with the same fabrics.
Here is a better look at all the beautiful fabrics, there are 17 fat quarters! I really like the marbleized look and the fabrics work perfectly as blends with other quilt fabrics.
I picked six different fat quarters to use to make 4 placemats.
Cut the six fat quarters into 2 1/2″ strips. For each placemat you will use:
- 24 – 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
- 12 – 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
- Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Mix and match the different colors of blocks.
- Sew 2 of the 2½” x 2½” squares and 1 – 2½” x 4½”rectangle together.
- Each section will measure 4½” x 4½”.
- Make 12 blocks for each place mat.
Arrange the blocks in a pleasing design. Hopefully you won’t have two of the same color touching. After I took this photo I started piecing and realized the bottom left block needed to be turned again.
Sew 4 rows of 3 blocks or…….3 rows of 4 blocks, I have no idea why I sewed them this way!
Then sew the rows together. Your place-mat will measure 12½” x 16½”.
Add your backing and batting and quilt as desired. Make your binding with the leftover 2 1/2 inch strips.
They look great out on our deck.
They also look great in the kitchen. The size of each one is approximately 12″ x 16″.
We now have four beautiful happy placemats to use on our deck or in the kitchen.
Happy Placemats Tutorial
More tutorials you might like:
- Sherbet Stripes Tutorial
- Crossroads Block Tutorial in 3 sizes
- Happy Summer Table Topper Tutorial
- Batik Table Topper Tutorial
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