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.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Sew on the binding using a ½” seam allowance. Get detailed instructions for sewing on the binding.
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”.