Placemats can be a really fun way to spruce up your table and set a certain mood. In this case, we’re setting the mood for long-awaited SUMMER with flip flops, seashells, and fish! Mom and I stitched up two placemat options that would be perfect for your indoor dining table or outdoor picnic table.
The first placemat option involves quilting techniques like cutting and piecing coordinating prints, quilting your placemat and securing your binding as you would with a quilt or using the tutorial’s mitered binding technique. Placemats are a great project for new quilters to practice their techniques because it’s much less of a time and labor investment than your typical quilt. You can find that tutorial here.
The second is really just a combination of cutting and sewing rectangles — perfect for the beginner sewist. To stiffen up our fabric a bit, we used a medium-weight interfacing on regular quilting cottons (not outdoor fabric as directed). You can find that tutorial here.
Whichever pattern you choose, you can find your all your fabric, interfacing, batting and thread at Home Made! Once you decide how many placemats you’d like to make for your table, we’ll help you figure out how much fabric you’ll need for your project.
Get your sewing supplies at Home Made. And, if you don’t live nearby but are eyeing up those fun fabrics, just call 609.536.2940 to put together a mail order.