In the holiday spirit of trying to bust my fabric stash…… I decided to use up some remnants of Christmas fabric and make my family some much needed table decor. Behold, the Quilted Place Mat!
For those of you who are only here because you’d like to see some tips for using the 1/4″ foot and other accessories, I’m putting those video links just after these remarks. The details about the place mat tutorial are found just below the video links.
Place Mat Tutorial: (Makes Four 18×13 Mats)
Supplies: 1/4 yard of four coordinating fabrics for front of mat, 7/8 yard of fabric for backing, 7/8 yard of fusible fleece or preferred low-loft batting (I used 987F Pellon), 1 to 2 spools of coordinating thread
Also cut: 4 rectangles of backing and 4 rectangles of fusible fleece, (18 & 1/2″ x 13 & 1/2″)
Fuse the fusible fleece to the wrong side of your place mat topper.
Lay the place mat topper on top of the place mat backing fabric with right sides together.
Sew around the perimeter with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving an opening for turning right side out.
Clip the corners diagonally and turn right side out. Use a point turner to shape the corners.
You can also use your quilting guide bar to help you stitch rows of parallel lines across your mat, etc.
Thanks for reading!
P.S. We still need 2 more winners for the free stocking pattern. See the bottom of post at this link for more info.: Stockings
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Jenny Gabriel – alter ego: StitchinJenny