Evergreen Placemats Freebie

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

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!

 

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

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.

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

When I decided to add the binding I trimmed my place-mats 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.

Evergreen Placemats Freebie

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.

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7 Comments

  1. Connie:
    Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial, I have some Christmas fabric and wanted to do something new for our family this year, they will be perfect!

  2. HI Connie, I love your beautiful work and sharing heart, you are amazing and creative and I would be estactic to win a beautiful piece of art created by you! Thank you sew much! I can't wait to learn to quilt!

  3. These are really cute placemats Connie! I really like your evergreen trees. I have yet to make a rag quilt, but it's on my list.

  4. I've made rag quilts and I hate the cutting part. I'll put in a good movie while I do the cutting. Your mats turned out really nice!

  5. I've been needing placemats for years. Maybe I'll sit down and do this. So pretty and simple. I love red check too. Never get tired of it. Thank you. Merry Christmas.

  6. Very cute placemats. I'm with you on the rag edges. I made one rag quilt as a prize for my breed rescue fundraiser. Never again!! I loved the way it turned out but the cutting was not fun. To make it even worse, the scissors I bought expressly for that purpose turned out to have a little rough edge in one spot so they kept snagging when I made the cuts. Yikes!! We are being threatened with freezing rain here today so I'll be in … working on Catvent!

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