Now it’s time to bind and finish your quilted place mats. You’re almost finished your little modern quilts!
First, trim excess batting and backing, and then square-up the place mat.
You can use one fabric for the binding or join some of your leftover pieces to make a multi-colored binding.
I like to cut my binding strips 3″ wide and then sew them on with a ½” seam.
Here’s how my solid color bindings look.
And here are my place mats with multi-colored bindings.
You can see how 4 modern-style designs have been made by starting with some simple 6″ block designs. And now you have a very contemporary set of place mats!
Now that you’ve had a taste of modern quilting, you’ll probably want to try something larger.
I hope you have enjoyed making, binding and finishing your modern place mats. Make it Modern might just become your new quilt making theme!