These charming quilted place mats are easy to put together and can help give your home a warm spring touch. We used the designs from the Redwork Summer Flowers Set.
The finished size of each mat is about 15" x 20".
We used black, white and yellow fabrics for the placemats and multi-colored fabric for the binding.
You will also need batting (a piece measuring 16" x 21" for each mat) and fabric for the backing. If you use polyester craft felt or PolyDream batting, you will not need an embroidery stabilizer.
For each place mat, out of yellow fabric, cut
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" yellow strips to the upper and lower edges of the 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" white squares.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" yellow strips to the left and right edges of the white squares.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" black strips to the left and right edges of one of the squares. Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" white strips to the left and right edges of another square.
Sew the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" black strips to the upper and lower edges of the black-edged block; sew the 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" white strips to the upper and lower edges of the white-edged block.
Sew the blocks together.
Sew the white 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strip to the upper edge and the black strip of the same size to the lower edge of the working piece.
Spread the top over a piece of polyester craft felt. Hoop each white square in turn and do the embroidery.
If you don't like the idea of felt, use a light-weight cut-away stabilizer.
Quilting and Finishing:
Spread the backing on your table, face down. Cover with the working piece. The felt will work now as batting. However, if you used embroidery stabilizer, spread the batting over the backing now. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins.
We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while working.
When you are finished, press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same lengthFinish the raw edges with the binding