Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Improv strip-pieced placemat by Jean Boyd December 7, 2023 written by Jean Boyd December 7, 2023 111 Yesterday, I showed you how to make a quilted placemat with a hand-stitched shirt pocket. Tools like a Template plastic, 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive, OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, Clover Chaco liner chalk marker, OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron, and Mary Ellen’s Best Press make the process enjoyable and quick. Placemat made from repurposed shirt fabric with pocket materials fabric 2 contrasting shirt fabrics, one piece with an original pocket intact 12″ x 18″ lightweight batting other 11″ x 17″ Template plastic 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter Clover Chaco liner chalk marker OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron Mary Ellen’s Best Press Let’s get started! Placemat 3 Use your OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter to cut 2 strips 6½” x 25″ from shirt fabric. Sew strips together if necessary to get the required length. From contrasting shirt fabric cut 1 strip 3″ x 25″ and 3″ strips for binding. Sew the 3” strips together to make 1 long strip that will go all around the entire placemat for the binding. Batting: 12″ x 18″ Backing: 12″ x 18″ Putting it all together Sew the 6½” strips and the 3″ contrasting strip together to make a strip set. Sew the strips together. Cut the strip set into 3½” segments that are slightly angled on each side. The strips should be about 3½” at the widest point. Cut strips into angled segments. Sew the segments together, alternating wide and narrow ends, to make 1 panel that is about 12″ x 18″. Using the OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron, press the seams in one direction. Pieced placemat Using an 11″ x 17″ plastic template, draw around the outside edges with a Clover Chaco liner chalk marker. These lines will be the cutting lines after the quilting is finished. Trace around the template to mark cutting lines. Layer the placemat top, lightweight batting and backing. Use ODIF 505 spray adhesive on the batting to hold the 3 layers together. Quilt as desired. Using the chalk lines as a guide, trim the placemat so it measures 11″ x 17″. Follow the instructions from my earlier blog post about my wonky quilt block and a shirt pocket to sew on the binding. Sew on the binding. And here’s the finished placemat! Finished placemat Please join me again tomorrow when I show you some ideas for using up the leftover strips of shirt fabric to make a mug rug or tray mat where 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive and OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter will come in handy! This is part 4 of 5 in this series Go back to part 3: Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Adding a hand-stitched shirt pocket Go to part 5: Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Quilt-as-you-go scrappy mug rug Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs497Best Press spray and misting bottlefree patternsfree quilting patternsMary Ellen’s Best PressnotionsOdif 505 Adhesive Fabric SprayOLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary CutterOLFA Endurance rotary bladesOliso Pro TG1600 Pro Plus Smart IronOMNIGRIP Ruler 8½" x 8½"placematsquilted patternsrepurposed men’s shirtsSulky Tear-Easy stabilizer FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd 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. previous post Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Adding a hand-stitched shirt pocket next post Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Quilt-as-you-go scrappy mug rug YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.