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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Learn to Quilt--Project 2--On-the-Go Placemat- Supplies

I am learning that by popular demand that
You want to learn how to make these:

Well, gather your supplies...I'll begin teaching you how on Friday!
(I'll even throw in a binding tutorial this time!)

For ONE placemat you will need:

A 13 x 17 piece of batting (for placemats I like something thin. Fleece or two layers of WASHED flannel work nicely as well.)

A roll of 1" masking or painters tape

A 36" piece of ribbon. 

Plasticware to match

Fabric. I use a variety of  fabrics for mine. I use one for the front, one for the back,  another for the pockets and binding, and maybe even another for the napkins.  I am not giving you yardages because these are all small pieces. BUT...if you are buying yardages, about 1 yard of fabric will do 1 placemat. So buy four yards, and divide it all up making a nice matching set of four!

Cut your fabric this way:

2--13 X 17 (one for the front, one for the back)
2--10 x 10 (for the napkin; I like to make mine reversible)
1--10 X 17 (for the plasticware pocket)
1--6 1/2 X 6 1/2 ( for the napkin pocket)
1--6 x 6 (for the napkin pocket)

Also, have a 1/4 yard of fabric (not a fat quarter)per placemat on hand for the binding.  (And no--it won't be bias binding...NO quilting police allowed!) 

I am making a cute little gingerbread placemat set for the tutorial. There are so many possibilities. Please help me in spreading the word about the tutorial. Will you be following along?


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Oh, these look so FUN - thank you for sharing, dear one!

Pat said...

Will certainly be following along.. and storing the how to in my brain, against the day I unpack the machine again :) xx