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Quilt pattern ideas for using leftover fabric, Banyan Batiks Tie One On


Yesterday, I showed you how to finish up your fat quarter-friendly Banyan Batiks Tie On On table runner. Today you’ll see how you can use up the remaining 5″ and 2¾” strips from the fat quarters to make some placemats.


Finished Tie One On placemats
Finished Tie One On placemats


Let’s Get Started

  • Each placemat is made from 2 – 5″ strips and 7 – 2¾” squares.
  • To make 1 placemat, choose 2 different 5″ strips. Cut the strips so they’re 16¼” long.
  • Cut 7 – 2¾” squares from the remaining 2¾” strips. Choose fabrics that will contrast with your 5″ strips. You might have some 2¾” squares left from yesterday’s table runner, and you can use those as well.
  • Sew the 2¾” squares together to make a strip that is 2¾” x 16¼” long.
  • Sew the strips and squares together to make the placemat top.


5" strips and 2¾" squares ready to be sewn together
5″ strips and 2¾” squares ready to be sewn together


  • Cut batting and backing so it’s about 1″ larger all around than the placemat top.
  • Layer the placemat, batting and backing and quilt as desired. I used some simple, straight line quilting. To get my quilting lines spaced evenly, I used the quilting guide and attached it to my walking foot. Most machines come with this handy addition. Check out you accessories box to see if you have one!


Using a quilting guide attached to the walking foot
Using a quilting guide attached to the walking foot


  • Trim the placemat so there is ¼” of batting and backing showing all around.


  • You’ll need a strip 3″ wide x about 68″ long. You could cut 3 – 3″ x WOF from a fat quarter or 2 – 3″ x WOF from yardage you have on hand.
  • You could also use strips from 2 or 3 different fabrics. Sew the strips together to make a strip long enough to go all around the placemat.


Binding sewn on with ½" seam allowance
Binding sewn on with ½” seam allowance


Now you have a choice to make! You have enough leftover 5″ and 2¾” strips to make a set of 6 placemats. Or you can make 4 or 5 more placemats and use them as part of a table runner. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to use the leftover Banyan Batiks Tie One On  fabrics to make the “Placemat Table Runner”.


Banyan Batik Tie One On placemats ready to use
Banyan Batik Tie One On placemats ready to use



This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: Finishing the Banyan Batiks Tie One On table runner

Go to part 4: Making a quilted table runner out of a placemat pattern

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several 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.


  1. Joanne Smith, Higgins Smith on FB

    What a great idea for using up leftovers!

    • It’s always good to use up the leftovers. Then we can buy more fabric!

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