For these quick, cute placemats, we used one-color designs from the Jam Jar Set for a large (5" x 7") hoop.
The finished size of each placemat is about 15 1/2" x 27".
You will need
For one placemat: out of marble green fabric, cut
Assembly of the Blocks:
Note: seam allowance is 1/4". Press every seam immediately after you make it.
Sew a white 1 1/2" x 7" strip to the lower edge of the green rectangle.
Sew a white 1 1/2" x 9" strip to the right edge of the green rextangle.
Sew a yellow 1 1/2" x 8" strip to the lower edge of the block.
Sew yellow 1 1/2" x 10" strip to the right edge of the block.
Repeat to make 3 such blocks
Assembly of the Top:
Sew all three blocks in a row as shown on the picture below:
Sew the brick red 2 1/2" x 10" strip to the right edge of the row.
Sew the brick red 3" x 28" strip to the lower edge of the mat.
Sew the white 3" x 28" strip to the upper edge of the mat.
Upload the files from the Jam Jar Set into your machine and embroider them on the blocks. Pick a thread color that contrasts with your fabric.
Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.
Pin all three layers together with 1" pins and start quilting. We quilted with a meandering pattern all over the mats.
After the quilting is 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 length.
Finish the raw edges with the binding.
Your placemat is done. Enjoy!
Here are some close-ups of the embroidery.