It’s super easy to make fun bright placemats with matching cloth napkins and you don’t even need a pattern!
I’m going to walk you through the process in a few easy does it steps.
The Ingredients for a set of two Placemats and two Cloth Napkins
Fabric used in the example is from Timeless Treasures the Tribeca Collection, this collection has a lovely large print design that was used to create the Appliques.
- Fabrics are From Timeless Treasures, Tribeca Collection
- Batting (I used Quilters Dream Natural Cotton Select Batting)
- Fusible Webbing (I used Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Lite Fusible Adhesive )
- 1/4″ wide Fusible Webbing (I use Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web )
- Thread for sewing, quilting, and applique
- Pins, scissors, Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Ruler
Placemats in just 10 Easy Does It Steps
- Using my “placemat pattern” I cut the fabric for the top and backing and two pieces of batting
- The stems were made by cutting the green fabric 3/8″ wide on the bias. I fused this in place with a bit of 1/4″ wide Steam a Seam.
- To make the leaves, first I applied fusible webbing to the wrong side of my green fabric. And next cut leaves out in a tear drop shape.
- I used a large floral print fabric to create my flowers. Again, I simply applied the fusible webbing to the wrong side of the fabric, behind the shape that I wanted to cut out.
- Then I carefully cut the medallion/floral shape from fabric following the outlines in the design
- I positioned the leaves and flower head where I wanted and fused those in place.
- Using a narrow satin Stitch I machine appliqued all the pieces in place.
- Next I made my quilt sandwich layer, backing, batting, and top. I pin basted these together. at this point I realized it would have been better, if I had waited to create the oval shape AFTER I had quilted…but what was done was done, and I had to move forward!
- Now it’s time for the fun! Machine Quilting. I love this part. It’s like doodling, but with needle and thread.
- Time for binding. Because I did make an oval I’ll need to make a bias binding. I used a striped fabric – again from Timeless Treasures – Tribeca Collection. I sewed my binding to the front and hand stitched it to the back.
I had a purchased oval placemat that I like the size of. I used this as my template to make my base pattern.
Now to add some Cloth napkins!
The Cloth Napkins
This fabric is perfect for cloth napkins, it’s soft and feels nice to the touch.
1/2 yard will make two napkins. Simply cut the fabric into an 18″ square.
Finish edges with a rolled hem or an overcast stitch.
Adele, Creative Domestic Engineer
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