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Wanting To Practice Quilting, She Used Her Scraps And What She Made Was Awesome (Watch!)

I wanted a quick and easy project that would use up some of my fabric scraps, and that I could sew multiples of and not get tired of it. I wanted to practice some free motion quilting and not feel pressured. I also wanted to make something my family would love and enjoy.
I couldn’t believe these are going for $65 on Etsy, for four placemats! If I didn’t know how to sew, I would certainly learn if I had to pay that much for placemats!
 
Here’s what you’ll need:
 
  • 18×21″ piece (fat quarter) print for place mat backing
  • 9 assorted print 2-1/2×14″ strips for place mat top
  • 1/4 yard dot or print for place mat binding
  • 14×20″ piece thin quilt batting
  • Quilt basting spray (optional)
  • Water-soluble marking pen

Finished place mat: 18×12″

Sew this project with 1/4″ seams. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42″ of usable fabric width.

Cut the Fabrics:

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 1—14×20″ rectangle

From binding fabric, cut:

  • 2—2-1/2×42″ strips

This is a place mat that’s so easy you’ll be eager to sew a set of four! This quilt-as-you-go project means that when the top is done, so is the quilting! and you’ve completed a pretty place mat.

These adorable place mats are a breeze to make, and fun too! Watch how this gal with How To Sew makes these darling placemats in her step by step tutorial and gather up your scrap materials to do this yourself! They’re so easy!

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