I thought you might enjoy reading about our Evergreen placemats…..since there is usually only three of us for dinner….my dad, Bob and me….3 will work out just fine.
When I was going through the container with Christmas fabric in it I found this neat red plaid that I have had for quite some time and then I saw the green with gold holly leaves……since I was working on my Evergreen Tree Table Runner tutorial I decided to make the tree a little taller and skinnier for a placemat.
First I cut out my evergreen trees with a fusible on the back. I cut my fabric 13 inches by 17 inches and appliqued the tree with free-motion stippling. I then put the 2 layers and a layer of batting cut 12 x 16 together and just did some straight stitching to hold the pieces together and also stitched around the outside about 1/2 inch from the edge.
My plan was to make rag place-mats…..honestly…..I’m not crazy about all that cutting!
Here is a closeup of the cutting…..I made one this way and then decided binding worked better for me! This one will be the center mat that we will sit dishes on. I know it will look neater once it is washed and I did order a 5-inch die from Accuquilt that will do rag blocks without me having to do all the cutting.
When I decided to add the binding I trimmed my placemats to 12 x 16 and did a little stippling on them. I decided to add a wiggle line done the center of the tree to keep it flat after washing. I did the applique on just the front side before adding the back.
If you missed my Evergreen Tree Table Runner tutorial you can click on the post and find the link to the trees for the placemat.