Today I am sharing a quilted place mat tutorial, and you’ll also learn how to make really easy matching cloth napkins. This is a perfect beginner’s project. This project, is shown using my Fruitful Hands fabric line. Here are the basic instructions- refer to my Potholder Tutorial for making and attaching the binding.
My favorite part of this project is the yummy Pear Print, which will carry you from Spring and Summer right into fall…
For each place mat you will need:
- Pear Print- 9 1/2 x 17 1/2″
- Orange- 1 1/4 x 17 1/2″ strip and a 1 3/4 x 17 1/2″ strip
- Green Dot- 1 1/2 x 17 1/2″ strip
- Stripe for Binding- 3 strips, each 2″ x width of fabric (about 40-42″), selvedges cut off
- Backing fabric (Green Floral)- 13 x 18″
- Thin Batting- 13 x 18″
- Green Dot- 10 1/2″ square
- Stripe- 10 1/2″ square
To make the place mat, sew one of the Orange strips to the Green Dot strip along the long edge,then sew the other Orange strip to the other side of the Green Dot strip.
Sew this unit to the Pear print, with the wide Orange strip adjacent to the Pear print.
Place Green Floral backing fabric on table WRONG SIDE UP. Place batting on top of backing fabric, then place Pear print unit RIGHT SIDE UP on top of batting. Pin or spray baste layers together.
Quilt as desired. I did a stipple in the area with the Pears, then quilted a diagonal grid on the Orange and Green Dot strip area.
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric.
Sew binding strips together at short ends, to form one long strip. Bind place mat.
To make the napkins, place the squares right sides together. Sew together, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave a 6″ opening along one side for turning. Turn napkin right side out and press, folding raw edges of opening in toward each other. Top stitch along edges of napkin, 1/8″ from edge.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right? I have a very limited number of kits available for this project. Each kit will make 4 place mats and 4 napkins. It is available in 2 colorways- the orange and brown shown, and also in red and yellow. Click here to get your kit. Sorry- kits are sold out.