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 out on the deck.
Change the colors and make them for Christmas, Halloween, or any other time of the year.
Each placemat is approximately 12″ x 16″
I used a fat quarter bundle of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt for my summer placemats 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 placemats.
Cut the six fat quarters into 2 ½″ strips.
For each placemat you will need:
- 24 – 2 ½ inch x 2 ½ inch squares
- 12 – 2 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch rectangles
- Use a ¼ 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 placemat
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 ½ inch strips using my machine binding tutorial.
They look great out on our deck and perfect with the flowers on the glass table.
They also look great in the kitchen.
We now have four beautiful happy placemats to use on our deck or in the kitchen.
The Summer placemat tutorial was originally posted in July of 2015 and has been updated.
Table Topper tutorial
I also have enough of the fat quarters leftover to make a table topper to go with the placemats. I used a different block pattern but everything coordinates perfectly. Be sure and check out that tutorial!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! This blog post has been converted to an optional PDF that’s optimized for printing.
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