Happy Summer Placemats Tutorial
I have a quick and easy pattern to share with you. I don’t know about you, but we always use placemats on our table all the time and these are perfect for summer.
Fabri-Quilt sent me this beautiful bundle of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg to use for my summer project and are also sponsoring a giveaway of another bundle! You can find the original tutorial HERE.
I used a fat quarter bundle of Marblehead Pleasing Pastels by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt for my summer project. I’ll be sharing another tutorial next week using more of these neat fabrics.
A better look at all the beautiful fabrics, there are 17 fat quarters!
I picked six different fat quarters to use to make 4 placemats.
I cut the fat quarters into 2 1/2″ strips. For each placemat you will cut:
- 24 – 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares
- 12 – 2 1/2 inch x 4 1/2 inch rectangles
- Use a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Sew 2 of the squares and 1 rectangle together.
- Make 12 blocks for each placemat.
Arrange the blocks in a pleasing design. Hopefully you won’t have two of the same color touching. After I took this photo I started piecing and realized the bottom left block needed to be turned again.
Sew 4 rows of 3 blocks.
Then sew the rows together.
Quilt as desired and bind with the leftover 2 1/2 inch strips.
They look great out on our deck.
They also look great in the kitchen. The size of each one is approximately 12″ x 16″.
I had 4 placemats cut out but only finished 2 of them. Since the pieces are sitting by my sewing machine…..I will make sure and finish them soon. I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial and make a set for yourself.