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3 patterns for modern quilt place mats

Yesterday you made your first modern-style place mat. Let’s cut out the pieces for these 3 patterns for modern quilt place mats and then we’ll get to the quilting.

Again, you can use different fabrics if you wish. This is a great opportunity to use up some of those leftover scraps!

Cut these pieces for place mat #2:

Blue:   1 – 3½” x 6½”

Yellow: 2 – 2½” x 18½”

Orange: 2 – 2¾” x 8½”

Green: 1 – 8½” x 11″

Purple: 1 – 3½” x 2½”

Cut these pieces for place mat #2
Cut these pieces for place mat #2

 

Sew the pieces together to make the place mat. Press seams as desired. It should measure 12½” x 18½”.

Modern place mat #2 all sewn together
Modern place mat #2 all sewn together

 

Cut these pieces for place mat #3.

Blue: 2 – 3½” x 6½”

Yellow: 2 – 1½” x 6½”

Orange: 2 – 3½” x 12½”

Green: 2 – 2½” x 6½”

Red: 1 – 6½” x 12½”

Sew the pieces together to make 3 rows.

Are you starting to feel like a modern quilter yet?

Cut these pieces for place mat #3
Cut these pieces for place mat #3

 

Then sew the rows together. Press seams as desired. Your place mat should measure 12½” x 18½”.

Place mat #3 should measure 12½" x 18½".
Place mat #3 should measure 12½” x 18½”.

 

You must be feeling very proficient with this type of modern design now!

Cut these pieces for place mat #4.

Blue:  1 – 2½” x 12½”
1 – 6½” x 8½”

Yellow: 1 – 3½” x 8½”

Green: 1 – 6½” x 4½”

Red: 1 – 3½” x 2½”

Purple: 1 – 9½” x 10½”

Sew the pieces together in units. Sew the units together to make the 12½” x 18½” place mat.

Cut these pieces for modern place mat #4
Cut these pieces for modern place mat #4

 

Modern place mat #4 should measure 12½" x 18½".
Modern place mat #4 should measure 12½” x 18½”.

 

Now you have 3 modern quilt place mats. Come back tomorrow to learn some quilting techniques to use for your place mats!

 

 

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

4 Comments

  1. Rebecca K.

    These will be perfect for the placemats for Meals on Wheels I make through my Guild. I’ll just have to take off 0.5″ each way or finish them envelope-style so they end up 12″ X 18″. Thank you. It’s nice to have a different style to do.

    • Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed the designs!

  2. Marie

    Thank you for this pattern.

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