Are you looking for a fast & easy quilt project for your kids or grandchildren? Make them their own personal placemat and coaster to use a dinner time!
I made my granddaughters each a little placemat and coaster for Christmas. They both really loved the cute fabrics that I used.
I bought this cute little charm pack called The Sweet Scoop by Dan Morris because the fabrics were so darn cute! Gummy Bears, licorice….all kinds of candy! There were only 38 5-inch squares in the pack and I cut all of them into 2½-inch squares.
The charm pack I bought is no longer available but you can find some cute Charm Packs designed for children here. I also had some cute cupcake fabric that I bought this summer which worked great with it.
Kids Placemat and Coaster Tutorial
8-inch x 12-inch
- 1 charm pack of 5-inch squares
- 1 fat quarter of fabric for the center rectangle and backing
- 1/4 yard of fabric for 2¼-inch binding strips
- Cut (16) 2½-inch squares and (1) 4½-inch x 8½-inch rectangle for each placemat.
- Cut (9) 2½-inch squares for each placemat.
Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Sew (2) of the 2½-inch squares together – do this twice
- Add (1) set of these to the left side of the 4½-inch x 8½-inch rectangle
- Add the other set to the right side of the rectangle
- Sew two rows of (6) 2½-inch squares together
- Add one row to the top
- Add one row to the bottom
This will make a small placemat that is 8-inch x 12-inch. Perfect for a little one.
Cut a piece of fabric for the backing and add some Warm & Natural batting. I did some simple free motion quilting on my vintage 15-91 sewing machine.
I cut my binding strip 2 1/4 inches wide and sewed it to the backside of the placemat.
By doing this I will sew the binding down by machine on the front side. These will be reversible and by doing the binding this way I get a nicer finish on both sides. I usually sew the binding to the front…..it just depends on what I am making. The binding was then stitched on the sewing machine.
I really liked this fabric that I had in my stash and it was perfect for the back. Doesn’t that pink batik look perfect with it!
Make a 9-patch block from the 2½-inch squares for one side of the coaster. I cut out the cute little cupcakes for the back of the coasters and then just added a border to get them to the same size as the front.
Add batting and backing and quilt. Finish by adding the binding.
The little coasters are perfect for a child’s cup. I don’t know which side I like better.
I bought a couple of Cinderella plates and cups that look cute on the placemats and mug rugs. My granddaughters really enjoyed using these!
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Wait till you see what I did with the rest of the Sweet Scoop fabric……………………..a fast and easy tutorial for a makeup tote!
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