Summer time is the perfect time to use colorful placemats outside on your table. Having a deck with plenty of room makes it fun to entertain.
Today I have a tutorial for placemats that look great on a round table.
Summer in the Country Placemats and Table Topper Tutorial
If you don't have a round table just skip the part using the template.
We use placemats all the time.....don't these look great out on the deck?
Being an ambassador for Island Batik means getting to work play with new fabrics before they hit the stores.
Fabrics for placemats and table topper:
- ½ yard of dark green batik
- ½ yard of blue batik
- ½ yard of cream batik
- 1½ yard of green print batik
- 1 yard fabric for bindings
- 2 yards Backing fabric
Cut the following fabric pieces:
- 6 - 2 ½'' x 7'' Green batik
- 6 - 2 ½'' x 7'' Blue batik
- 10 - 1 ⅛'' x 7'' Neutral batik
- 4 - 8 ½'' x 16'' pieces of the blue/green print batik
Sew the pieces together as shown below with a ¼'' seam allowance. Make two separate sections.
Trim the sections to 4 - 3 ¼'' x 16'' pieces.
Cut 4 - 1 ½'' x 16'' strips of the neutral batik and add to the top of the sections. You can see mine are a little longer than needed.
Cut 4 - 8 ½'' x 16'' pieces of the blue/green batik and add to the top of the neutral strip as shown below.
Add your backing and batting and then quilt as desired.
If you would prefer to make rectangle placemats you can now trim the piece and add the binding.
I made a template out of freezer paper and ironed it to each piece. I then cut around it, pulled it off, and repeated with the rest of the placemats. My template is 15 ¼'' wide by 12' tall and you can download it here.
Because the placemats are curved you will want to use bias binding.
Here is a closer picture of one of the finished placemat.
If you would like to see the matching table topper, here it is.
Cooking is never my strong point but all of the ambassadors were asked to share a recipe. I have been eating tons of salads lately and here is how I make it.
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cauliflower, onion, mushroom, carrots. For a dressing, I mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar, and a little garlic salt and pepper.
Table Topper 20" x 20"
I somehow deleted the tutorial for the table topper so I have redone it for you.
- 2 - 2½'' x 4½'' Green batik
- 4 - 2½" x 16½" Green batik
- 2 - 2½'' x 4½'' Blue batik
- 4 - 2½" x 16½" Blue batik
- 2 - 2½'' x 4½'' Blue/Green print batik
- 2 - 2½'' x 8½'' Blue/Green print batik
- 1 - 4½" squares Neutral batik
- 4 - 2½" squares Neutral batik
- 4 - 2½" x 4½" Neutral batik
Use the following diagrams to sew the pieces together.
Starting at the center, layout the 4½" square and then add the 2½" x 4½" pieces to each side. Continue adding the rows as shown.
Add your backing and batting and then quilt as desired. Then add your binding.
The dark sections above are actually the green/blue print so I marked that on this diagram.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing.
Here are some other ideas of colors you could use.
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