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Exploring ColorWorks Concepts for quilted placemat #2

by Jean Boyd

 

Let’s try some other combinations of the Soho panel and coordinating fabric to make placemat #2.

From the panel, fussy-cut 2 squares to make a rectangle with a scant ¼” seam allowance around all sides. Measure the rectangle. Mine was 5″ x 9¾”. If you wash your fabric before using, your measurement may be different.

Cut another rectangle the same size.

Your rectangles may look different than mine, depending on where you cut from the panel.

2 rectangles cut from the Soho panel with ¼ʺ seam all around

2 rectangles cut from the Soho panel with ¼ʺ seam all around

 

From the Flying Geese stripes, fussy-cut 1 strip 3½” wide and the same length as the rectangle. Center the triangles in the strip. Be sure to leave ¼” seam allowance at the top of the Flying Geese triangle. The triangle at the bottom of the strip may be cut off a little, but that’s OK.

Fussy-cut 1 strip 3½" wide and the same length as the rectangles.

Fussy-cut 1 strip 3½” wide and the same length as the rectangles.

 

From black, cut 2 strips 3¾” x length of the rectangle. Sew all the strips together to make vertical rows. Press seams.

Sew the strips together.

Sew the strips together.

 

Measure the width. From black, cut 2 strips 2¼” x by this width. Sew one strip to the top and one strip to the bottom. Press seams toward long black strips.

Trim the placemat so it measures 12½” x 18½”.

Trim the placemat so it measures 12½" x 18½".

Trim the placemat so it measures 12½” x 18½”.

 

After making placemat #2 from the ColorWorks Concepts fabric, you can go ahead and quilt and bind your placemats or come back tomorrow to see how to make a table topper with these rectangle blocks.

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