Simply quilted, high impact Ribbon and Wedges Placemat by Jean Boyd January 2, 2018 written by Jean Boyd January 2, 2018 690 Did you have a chance to make the Book Lover Placemat I showed you yesterday? That pattern is a very versatile one from which you can make a whole collection of placemats. Northcott’s Letterpress collection is such a cool fabric to make a quick and easy placemat. Let’s explore how to use 3 more fabrics from this collection plus some grosgrain ribbon trim to make another book lover’s placemat. I used fabrics 21891-11, 21894-92 and 21893-11 from the Letterpress collection. Letterpress fabrics 21891-11, 21894-92 and 21893-11 from Northcott Cutting Instructions for 1 placemat 1 piece 13½” x about 15″ from each of the 3 fabrics Stack the fabrics, one on top of the other and press. Cutting through all 3 layers, cut 4 wedges that are 3½” x 4½” at the widest part and 1½” – 2″ at the narrowest part. Try to make different angles on each wedge for more design interest. 2 strips 3″ x WOF from a contrasting fabric for binding 13″ x 19″ piece for backing Cut 4 wedges from the stacked fabrics. Sewing Instructions Sew the wedges together, alternating wide and narrow edges. Press seams open. Press seams open. Layer placemat, batting and backing and pin-baste together. Use a walking or even-feed foot to sew a ⅜” strip of grosgrain ribbon or similar trim over each seam line. You’ll be quilting the placemat as you sew on the ribbon. I also added some straight line quilting on the wedge sections using a variegated rayon thread for added interest. Use a walking foot to sew on the trim. Binding Sew the 3″ binding strips to make a strip long enough to go all around the placemat. Fold in half and press. Use a walking or even-feed foot to sew on the binding using a ½” seam. For this placemat, I sewed the binding on the back of the placemat and then folded it over to the right side. Then I machine-stitched the binding in place. Use a walking foot to sew on binding using a ½” seam. Finished wedge placemat I hope you enjoyed making this place mat using Northcott’s Letterpress fabric. Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you another quick and easy placemat design using fabric from this great collection. This is part 2 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 1: Fun with Letterpress fabric and making a quilted placemat Go to part 3: Perfect Potluck Placemat is perfect for quick quilting project! [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs188free patternsletterpress single colorwaynorthcottplacematstutorials 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 Fun with Letterpress fabric and making a quilted placemat next post Perfect Potluck Placemat is perfect for quick quilting project! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 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.