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3 patterns for modern quilt place mats

by Jean Boyd

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!

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10 comments

Carol June 5, 2020 - 3:41 pm

Thank You for this pattern.

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Jean Boyd June 6, 2020 - 12:53 pm

You’re welcome. Glad you liked them!

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CAROL MAY February 23, 2020 - 9:17 pm

THANK YOU FOR A SIMPLE PATTERN AND COLORS MY QUILT REETREATERS WILL LOVE.

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Carla A. Canonico February 24, 2020 - 9:37 am

Yeah!! Do enjoy!

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Julie August 17, 2019 - 6:12 pm

Do you sew a 1/4” seam?

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Jean Boyd August 17, 2019 - 7:15 pm

Yes, I do sew a 1/4″ seam.

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Rebecca K. March 6, 2016 - 2:04 pm

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.

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Jean Boyd March 6, 2016 - 4:36 pm

Thanks for writing. Glad you enjoyed the designs!

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Marie September 14, 2015 - 2:15 am

Thank you for this pattern.

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Jean Boyd March 6, 2016 - 4:37 pm

You are welcome!

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