Summer Placemats Tutorial

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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!

Summer placemats on glass table

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.

Summer Placemats

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.

Happy Summer Placemat Tutorial

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.

Happy Summer Placemat Tutorial fat quarters of fabrics

I picked six different fat quarters to use to make placemats.

Happy Summer Placemat Tutorial six fabrics picked for placemats

Cutting:

Cut the six fat quarters into 2 1/2″ strips.

For each placemat you will need:

  • 24 – 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
  • 12 – 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
Cutting blocks for placemats

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Sewing:

  • Use a 1/4 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

Placemat sections of blocks

Arrange the blocks in a pleasing design.

placemat blocks arranged

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.

Placemat rows

Sew 4 rows of 3 blocks or…….3 rows of 4 blocks, I have no idea why I sewed them this way!

Pieced placemat

Then sew the rows together. Your place-mat will measure 12½” x 16½”.

Quilted placemat

Add your backing and batting and quilt as desired.  Make your binding with the leftover 2 1/2 inch strips using my machine binding tutorial.

Two placemats on the deck

They look great out on our deck and perfect with the flowers on the glass table.

Placemats on glass table

They also look great in the kitchen.

Placemat with dishes on it

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.

Four placemats on glass table

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!

Matching table topper

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219 Comments

  1. The placemats look cutom made for the plates! or visa versa? And the quilting is so cute! Makes it look really puffy without getting too puffy that glasses fall (guess how I found that out!)
    Thanks!

  2. Thank you for reminding us of this great tutorial. I recently unearthed a bag of leftover pastel jellyroll strips from a baby quilt I made 10 years ago and have been searching for a pattern to use them up. I think this will be perfect to use up the scraps. You have so many great patterns. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love those soft ice cream sherbet colors, they looks so good together.

  4. We use placemats every day. I have made most of mine and change my theme each month. I may just have to make these . I usually like to have 6 as we often have 203 grandkids eat with us. They are young and sometimes messy and rarely use a napkin, but I just like the feel of a placemat under my plates and I love the cloth napkins. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Connie,
    Again you have outdone yourself. So simple yet so beautiful. Keep up the great work. Love you sense of colors.
    Candi

  6. Glenda Bilinsky says:

    So simple and so beautiful! Love the idea of different fabric choices for different times of the year. I am thinking of using Canadian themed fabrics for Canada Day placemats 🇨🇦!

  7. Joan Sheppard says:

    Thanks! Wish I could make the little icon on the side give you 100 hearts for this. So cool like a big bowl of sherbert. I needed a project for doing a tutorial at our Quilt Bee – just 10 of us, about free motion quilting and this will be perfect. At home we use placemats all over the house even the bathroom.
    Everyone has their “fav” at the dinner table to put over the tablecloth (kids age 5 and 7). This will be so fun to make but especially love the color choice. Thanks for this – I love seeing the comments and wonder if things have changed for any of these people. Must feel like a big extended family for you! Thanks again.

    1. Shirley Polmateer says:

      Lovely. Looks like summer. We do use place mats and a table cloth. A great way to use up little pieces. I can see the blocks positioned in a different way. Might have to get busy. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thank you for the tutorial. I also use placemats for every meal and I’m always looking for cute patterns. This is a keeper.

  9. Jacqueline Frances says:

    Hi there Connie,
    We don't use place mats…we don't even sit at the table!!! Our kitchen table is constantly covered by whatever quilty project I am working on, so we sit in the living room! we do use table runners on the coffee table!
    Thanks!
    Quilty Huggs,
    Jacqueline,
    snausages22 at yahoo . CA

  10. I left a comment on the tute post.

  11. Love your placemats. Yes, I use placemats ALL THE TIME!

  12. We use place mats every day and they are a western theme like a lot of people here in TX.

  13. I left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt blog.

  14. I use placemats when I don't have a clean tablecloth and always use them when we eat outside on our deck. Your placemats are so pretty.

  15. Carla Shiver says:

    I use placemats on my table. I currently use sunflower ones.

  16. Sheila Ivany says:

    daily we do not use placemats. My grandchildren like to use them which is good as there is less of a mess to clean up after.

  17. I've left a comment at Fabri-Quilt's blog.

  18. I usually only use a table runner, but these are too cute. I may have to make some.

  19. lindawwww says:

    I left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt Blog.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  20. lindawwww says:

    I always used to have placemats on my table but not anymore. I don't know why or when I stopped using them.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

  21. Left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt blog.

  22. We always use table mats and coasters, but they are not fabric ones – what a nice idea.

  23. My kitchen table is a catch all and there is no room for placemats

  24. Dana Gaffney says:

    We don't use placemats although your's could make me rethink this, very pretty.

  25. I left a comment on the tute.

  26. Gorgeous fabrics! Yes, I use two placemats at my small table (and a small center piece.) Thanks!

  27. Laura Ferdal says:

    I do use placemats and would love to win this fabric.
    Thanks.
    Laura.

  28. left my comment at the tutorial as well.

  29. We have some christmas ones that we occasionally remember to use.

    heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

  30. Quiltingranny says:

    Love placemats!

  31. I left a comment in Fabri-Quilt, too! I love blenders and marbles!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  32. I don't use placemats, but I should, because I have 3 messy boys and a brand new table! And I would use them if I could make some cute ones like yours!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  33. I use placemats on top of my tableclothes all the time.

  34. Yes, I use placemats, but I should make cute ones like those one instead of using boring plastic ones! 🙂 thanks for the chance!!

  35. Yes, we use placemats both inside at our wooden kitchen table as well as our small outside bistro table. It's time I made some updated one. This fabric is wonderful! Thanx for the opportunity.

  36. Sharon - IN says:

    We used placemats with the kiddos were little, but have not in years. Mostly b/c of kitchen remodel, we have a wonderful counter that we gather at now. Love the color-way of your new placemats!

  37. I left a comment on Fabri-Quilt's blog.

  38. I do not use placemats but love to make table toppers and runners.

  39. Susan Clakson says:

    We don't use place-mats. My cats would assume they were new beds. The fabric is beautiful. Thank you for chance to win.

    susan4cats@gmail.com

  40. SewDoUQuilt says:

    Nice tutorial, I left comment too. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

  41. SewDoUQuilt says:

    We don't use placemats, we keep a table runner on the table that is about the same size to not get in the way. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

  42. Crickets Corner says:

    It seems like I'm always doing something on the table other than eating so I don't use them very often.

  43. Marcie's Quilting Therapy says:

    Id rather use a table runner or square – but do use placemats sometimes. I LOVE this collection and appreciate the chance to win.

  44. Posted a comment on the tutorial. Very nice project.

  45. Yes, we use placemats every day. They add alittle color to the table! Most of the ones that we use are patchwork that I've made over the years. Its fun to color coordinate them with my dishes. tkmattson@hotmail.com

  46. We use placemats some of the time, but not always. Beautiful fabric!

  47. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I love using place mats, makes the meal taste better! Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

  48. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I love using place mats, makes the meal taste better! Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com

  49. When growing up, we always used placemate and I still do. I also use cloth napkins too.

  50. I seldom use placemats because my table is always covered with my cutting mat, rulers and fabrics. But, every so often if only for a day or special occasion I do clear it off and set the table with placemats, dishes and a centerpiece. I have always thought table settings can be beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics! Have a wonderful day.

  51. I don't use placemats, BUT I use them beside me at the desk, where My laptop lives. Your applecore placemats are so pretty.

  52. Jacqueline says:

    Thanks for the tut. It is well written and easy to follow.

  53. Jacqueline says:

    I use a placement on almost all of my tables as table toppers. A nice way to show creativity in all my rooms. Thanks for a chance at winning the beautiful fabrics.

  54. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    I left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt blog. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  55. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    We do use place mats. In our kitchen table and in our camper. Love your placemats. The quilting looks great!

  56. I left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt blog. Thank you so much!

  57. I always use place mats on my tables. All of them have been made by me. Your place mats are beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

  58. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says:

    Yes, I use placemats all the time. I've made them for different holidays and seasons and its fun to 'decorate' the table. Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says:

    I commented at Inspired By Fabric. Very nice tutorial. 🙂

  60. I have a wooden table in my kitchen, so tend to use placemats so that I can still see he wood. Thanks for sharing

  61. Good tutorial – these would be a nice gift for someone.

  62. We don't use placemats anymore. Too much bother.

  63. Visited the Fabri-Quilt blog and left a comment ;o)
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  64. What cute placemats Connie!! I always use placemats on my table…adds a fun touch (and protects the wood top). Thanks for the easy-to-follow tutorial :o)
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. Victoria M. says:

    I also left a comment on your really good tutorial post.

  66. Victoria M. says:

    Yes, I use placemats, generally woven or homespun. I love how quick and easy it is to switch them out.
    Thanks for having your giveaway. Those fabrics are fabulous.

  67. tiffany Matto says:

    I left a comment at inspired by fabric too! What a great tutorial!

  68. Lorie Bugaiski says:

    Yes we do us placemats all the time! I left a comment on the tutorial too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. tiffany Matto says:

    I do not use placemats on my table. Frequently my table is covered in papers, art projects, whatever has been plopped there. We tend to eat at the kitchen bar. In my ideal world, my table would be all cute and "dressed" appropriately. 😉

  70. Thank you Connie for the pm tutorial and the fabrics you used sure are pretty, as I told them on their site. I don't use placemats but know people who do and I can see a set being made for them soon, thanks to you. Have a great day.

  71. I checked out Inspired by Fabric and comments over there, too.

  72. I love using placemats for special occasions, or when I just feel like dressing up the table a bit. And I always use placemats outside on the patio. My favorite are my Christmas placemats. However, I don't have summer placemats (I should really do something about that) and this bundle would work up well for that!

  73. txquilter says:

    Yes we do when we eat at the table! We usually eat in front of the TV.

  74. Marjorie Nath says:

    We use to use placemats quite often, but since we moved to Mexico, I haven't found the box that they are in (if it even made it down here) So I should really make some new ones.

  75. I left a comment on the tutorial – thanks!

  76. We use placemats all the time!!

  77. Connie Kauffman says:

    I make lots of placemats. They are quick and easy projects.

  78. I commented on the tutorail post. Thanks for the summer project and giveaway.

  79. I do use placemats. It's nice to have seasonal and holiday mats.

  80. Great tutorial. I left a comment on the Fabri-quilt blog. These could be made in seasonal colors to use throughout the year. Would make a good leaders and enders project.

  81. JudyCinNC says:

    We love using the tablemats – everywhere because I even decorate trays with them. These colors are so pleasing to the eye. Thank you for giving us a wonderful chance to win an beautiful prize. Judy C

  82. Opps please put this comment and my last one together if that is possible. I use placemats all the time. I commentated on the tutorial page Thanks for this tutorial. Your placemats are lovely
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  83. Connie, your placemats are wonderful. And they look great on the patio. Thanks for the tutorial.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  84. We rarely use placemats because the table is usually covered with clutter created by my husband including postage stamps he sorts for his collection. I'm proud to say that it's never cluttered with fabric.

  85. Left a comment on the tutorial – very pretty placemats!

  86. Stitchin At Home says:

    I don't usually use them. I like the looks of them, just never have them out.

  87. Yes, we use placemats – the kids like the ones that show where to place things when setting the table!

  88. vernagrace says:

    We use placemats every meal. My current ones are crocheted, and I really like this simple pattern you have provided. Thank you for the pattern and the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric!

  89. I make plenty of placemats for others but have never taken the time to make any for myself. Bugs my husband greatly!

  90. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Hi Connie…..Since there are just the 2 of us, I only use placemats when we have company, but I make them for our children and married grandchildren, who do use placemats on a daily basis. The fabrics are so pretty on their own, but would blend nicely with patterned prints as well. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

  91. We use placemats all the time! I could sure use some new ones! Thanks for the chance to win!

  92. I always use placemats and cloth napkins too. Why Not? Life is for living.

  93. Left a comment on this fun tutorial!

  94. We use placemats, especially when the grands are here! I love table runners…these pretty fabrics would make a lovely runner as well!

  95. Carole @ From My Carolina Home says:

    I always use placemats, they protect my table and look nice. Those pastels are really pretty!

  96. hennies.pennies says:

    We are a placement-using family. I like to change things up and make our meals together (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like) feel special. I find it somehow enhances the flavor of both the conversation and the food!! Be especially blessed…

  97. I make placemats but they never seem to reach my table someone always snags them. Thank You for the pattern I love it, maybe this one will make it to my table.Lol

  98. I use to use them all the time, but then the furkids thought they were nice kitty beds – did not like that idea – so only pull them out on occassion.

  99. Yes, we always use placemats on our table. I've made some seasonal ones that we use most often. Thanks for the chance to win!

  100. Such fun summer colors! I love to use placemats – seems to add so much to a table.

  101. Great tablemats. I use placemats and coasters on my inside and outside tables. I've got them co ordinated with the decor for inside and the seasons for outside. They just get thrown in the washing machine once a week and put on the line to freshen them up

  102. GranChris says:

    I love placemats. They look nice on the table and I just toss them in the wash. I do spray them with Scotchguard to prevent stains.

  103. GranChris says:

    I love placemats. They look nice on the table and I just toss them in the wash. I do spray them with Scotchguard to prevent stains.

  104. We've kind of gotten away from eating with placemats. When we have a special occasion, we will use them. Love the fabric. Would be nice to win the bundle. Thanks for the chance to enter. Robert, from northern Iowa.

  105. I posted a comment on the tutorial at Inspired by Fabric. Thanks again!

  106. I only use placemats on special occasions, but these are so beautiful that I'm thinking about making some and making every meal special. Thanks for sharing this! And thanks for all the other inspiration on your blog!

  107. No we do not use placemats. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  108. I checked the tutorial. Easy peasy!

  109. I use them on my counters,in the sewing room ,on the piano,and on the table. Fun way to use up scraps too!

  110. Joyful Quilter says:

    I don't use them very often on the table but I use them everyplace else…sewing mat, night stand mat, under my laptop…

  111. I left a comment over at Inspired by Fabric! 🙂

  112. We do use placemats on our table! Love them! Love yours…so Summery!

  113. Joyce Carter says:

    I left a comment at the Inspired by Fabric blog.

  114. Joyce Carter says:

    These are so pretty Connie. I really love these. Yes, I do use placemats on our kitchen table. They help give my table the country look that I love. Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Always use placemats or a tablecloth but prefer placemats. Unfortunately can't seem to get some made for us … working on that! These fabrics must just provide the needed inspiration!

  116. Kathy Erickson says:

    I visited Fabric-Quilt and left a comment! I love these!

  117. Kathy Erickson says:

    We do use placemats at our place, but only when we have company or are eating outside on the deck. Otherwise, we eat at the island and dine simply. We should be using them, though, all the time!

  118. We always use placemats but unfortunately not pretty hand made ones !
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  119. Dorothy Thornton says:

    I love you placemats. The colors are refreshing. I currently not using placemats as my table is broken. Seeing your I can't wait to find the new one I am still looking for

  120. I love placemats. I need a new set and these are perfect.

  121. scottylover says:

    I left a comment on the Fabri-Quilt blog!
    Sandy A

  122. scottylover says:

    We just started using place mats again on the kitchen table. I had been using table cloths but they got expensive and hard to find.

    Sandy A

  123. I commented on Inspired by Fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  124. I don't use placemats but my mom does! I usually use mug rugs because we eat in front of the TV and mug rugs are just the right size. Bad habit eating in front of the TV, I know!

  125. I left a comment on the tutorial page. 🙂

  126. barbara woods says:

    i will if i win this, thanks

  127. We don't use placemats very often. I'm not really sure why because I have plenty for all types of occasions! 🙂

  128. glassbylindi.blogspot.com says:

    Those mats look great and I'd love to get a pack. I use mats occasionally. Thanx for the tute. L

  129. Lovely tutorial. We do use placemats, but mostly vinyl. 🙂

  130. Jen Barnard says:

    I left a comment on the tutorial too.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  131. Jen Barnard says:

    Yes, we do, but I haven't made my own yet.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  132. I left a note at the Inspired by Fabric site. Love the tutorial. Thanks again.

  133. Love your placemats and the beautiful fabrics! Yes I do use them on my table. Thanks so much.

  134. Yep, we use placemats on the table, I don't like table cloths covering up my nice wood table!

  135. Very pretty placemats Connie. I really like the quilting you've done to them and think I might even be able to handle that. I sure wouldn't guarantee straight lines like yours though. haha

    I always used to have placemats on my table until I moved to this house years ago. The kitchen is SO tiny; well, not really tiny, but the layout is very bad so the only table we can have in there is only about 4 feet long. The placemats are practically stacked over each other on that tiny table so a runner is about the best I can do. When the holidays come and we have the kids coming over though, we set up a banquet sized table in the living room, and yea that takes up my entire living room sadly, but for the holidays I either use a tablecloth, or placemats. The placemats I had though were very old so I got rid of them. I need to make more of them. Gee, maybe since our dining table is in the living room with the Christmas tree, maybe I should make the placemats match a Christmas tree skirt which I very much need as well. LOL

  136. teachpany says:

    Great colors, and a cute way to make a scrappy placemat. Thanks for sharing the idea. I do use placemats, but haven't made any for summer. I need to!

  137. We use placemats, but I need more so I can change them out once in awhile.

  138. Valerie Reynolds says:

    Okay…now that I saw that pattern it's on my to do list to make some placemats! Like that the pattern is fat quarter friendly! Thanks for the inpsiration Connie.

  139. Valerie Reynolds says:

    We use placemats in our formal dining…which means we have company. Hmmm…maybe I should make some for hubby and I to use daily???

  140. We use fabric placemats every day but they need washing so often we'd be better with wipe clean ones! x

  141. Thanks for the give away, Connie. I use placemats all the time. Yours are so pretty.

  142. Lisa Marie says:

    We do not normally use placemats, but I often make them to give as gifts because many of my family members use them. I'm thinking maybe we should start using them just because they are super cute.

  143. Deal.licious Real Food Debby says:

    Placemats are a biggie over here with 3 little ones and my hubby always making a mess. 🙂 Your placemats look lovely. Those colors would make a lovely table runner too.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

  144. Shebandowan says:

    What lovely placemats. I use placemats all of the time and enjoy switching them out with various tablecloths. Thanks for the chance to win you giveaway.

    Janet

  145. Josie McRazie says:

    When the kids were little we used plastic placemats because they were easier to clean! But I no longer own any!

  146. lovely place mats! the only time I'd use them is for Christmas or something fancy, normal days, it's easier to wipe down the table after messes 🙂

  147. We use place mats everyday, we have way too many but I love changing them and dressing up the table. Boy after reading this I think I need to get a life Lol.

  148. Beautiful placemats. Those colors are perfect for summer. I do use placemats on the table.

  149. We do not use placemats, but I often make them for presents (for people who do) as well as holiday table accents for senior living facilities and meals on wheels.

  150. Createology says:

    Your placemats made from Marblehead fabrics remind me of a plaid dress I loved when I was a girl. How fun to sit with a Summer meal served on these lovely placemats. Thank you also for the tutorial on Inspired by Fabrics. High on Life July Dear…

  151. I do not use placemats, but love the look of these. I do have a topper on my table that I throw back when we eat though. Thanks for the chance to win. Laura

  152. Yes, I use placemats and I love the colors of the fabric.

  153. Allison CB says:

    Love the fabrics!! and the placemats are very summery!! Always use placemats!! Saves the table!

  154. I left a comment on the tutorial post on the Inspired by Fabric blog. tks!

  155. yes I use placemats! I change them out monthly or whenever I change my wallhanging by the table. I like to match…lol

  156. I love placemats and use them everyday! i loved to make themed ones for holidays! thanks!

  157. We only use placemats for larger holiday meals in the dining room. I do like a nice table runner though. The fabrics are really nice. Love the nice soft colors.

  158. I left a comment on the tutorial. Thanks for the clear instructions.

  159. I sometimes use placemat, but cloth napkins are a must! I would love to make these. The fabric is beautiful.

  160. I left a comment on the tutorial page. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

  161. I left a comment on the good tutorial!

  162. I use placemats everyday. Yours look great!

  163. Ha, I do when we can actually find the table under the clutter. Our kitchen table always ends up a catch all. These placemats are great though. I would love to expand the idea into a rug because my floor can be seen. Have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

  164. Material Girl says:

    I love using placemats! I even put them on top of the tablecloth.

  165. BeachQuilter says:

    I commented on Fabri-Quilt, great tutorial!

  166. BeachQuilter says:

    I love to make quilted placemats, I can use up a lot of scraps. I also have fun making seasonal mats for my granddaughters, they love them!

  167. Vicki in MN says:

    I just hopped on over to see your tutorial 🙂

  168. Vicki in MN says:

    Yes I have been using quilted placemats for the past 6 years at least. Before that it was purchased vinyl ones.

  169. I left a comment on the tutorial. Thanks for the clear instructions.

  170. I always use placemats on my table. So practical and such a fun way to "change with the seasons".

  171. I left a comment on the tutorial. Great job!

  172. We use placemats on and off.

  173. Nancy Lewis says:

    I left a comment on the great tutorial for these placemats. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  174. Nancy Lewis says:

    We use place mats at our table. I try to make them and use fabric that coordinates with the seasons or holidays. Love your pattern and fabric on yours.

  175. Yes, I do use placemats. I like to vary with seasons, occasions and what meal I am serving. Love the variety of colors.

  176. We definitely use placemats on our table. It is round so I had to design mats to fit the curve. Need to make new ones, so would love to win the giveaway. Bobkat1896@sbcglobal.net

  177. Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches says:

    VERY lovely, bright and cheery! We never used placemats, but now that we have a really nice wooden table I see the need and just finished a set 🙂 So yes we use placemats 🙂

  178. Deb G. in VA says:

    I left on a comment on your Inspired by Fabric blog post also.

  179. Deb G. in VA says:

    We rarely use placemats, but may start after seeing how cute yours are! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

  180. HELLO,yes we use place mats on our dining table,especially because it is oak. Love your place mats! Thanks too, for a neat giveaway!
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  181. Your placemats are so pretty! We only use placemats on special occasions. Thanks!

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  182. We use placemats on our kitchen table, but not the dining room table. Thanks for tutorial & the chance to win.

  183. Julierose says:

    I always use placemats both on my couter eating section and my dining table. Even if I have a tablecloth I like the look of placemats over it…hugs, lovely fabrics!! Julierose

  184. Andrea York says:

    I left a comment on the very easy tutorial-I will be making these for sure.

  185. Andrea York says:

    Yes we use placemats all the time!

  186. Posted a comment on the tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway, these fabrics are so pretty!

  187. We use placemats all the time. They make the tuna salad or wienies and beans look much fancier! And I'm happy to see that my son's family uses them with their 4 and 6-year old girls.

  188. We go in spurts–depending on mood, or the state of our laundry basket, I suspect. Yours are awfully cute and might inspire me to keep on top of things. 🙂

  189. I left a comment over on the tutorial. Thanks again, these would look great on my sister's table.
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  190. I only use placemats at the holidays when I have company. Love these placemats. They are just so cheerful.
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  191. Yes, I love using placemats and making them. thanks for the chance to win.

  192. Those are so refreshing looking. Yes, we use placemats all the time on our tables – inside and out.