Monday, August 27, 2012

Quilted Place Mats and Matching Napkins



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Also, I now have a very limited number of FABRIC KITS FOR THIS PROJECT! Click here.





Last week I shared a tutorial with you for making a quilted potholder.


Today we are going to make quilted place mats and matching cloth napkins. This project, like the potholder, uses my Fruitful Hands fabric line. Here are the basic instructions- refer to the Potholder Tutorial for making and attaching the binding.

My favorite part of this project is the yummy Pear Print, which will carry you from 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"

For each napkin you will need:
  • 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 will have the fabric on my website shortly- I have been having "technical difficulties" with my site- I have not been able to upload new item to it for over a week now, and going back and forth with the web host has not yielded any results yet. It's getting kind of frustrating.... So please, if you think of it, say a little prayer that it gets fixed soon! In the meantime, Fat Quarter Shop is also carrying this fabric line. Click here to find it.


In other news, we (my daughters and my husband and I- it's a family project- it kind of takes a village, you know?) have been getting the September Newsletter ready. It will be going out next week (yes, next week REALLY IS September!) If you don't get the newsletter yet, you can sign up at the top right bar of this blog. Later this week I will show you a peek at a little of what we have been working on.

Happy Monday!
Jacquelynne

41 comments:

  1. Your photos are just great. I love that you used apples with the pear placemats. It is much more interesting to look at that way.

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  2. I really like how that looks with the pear print, beautiful idea for a gift set.

    Debbie

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  3. I love the pears!
    I've come from Snoodles to say how lovely your new fabric line is!!

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  4. I'm just stopping by to say thank you for the giveaway over on Snoodles blog. :-) Linda

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  5. Came over from Lilypad to check out your blog. It is darling! Love your tutorials. The fabric line you featured in this post is very sweet.

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  6. I came visiting from Lilypad quilting. The fabrics are beautiful. Love the blog and will be visiting more now I've found you.

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  7. Hello. I just came over from Lilypad. Some of your recipes look wonderful, especially the Mexican Casserole.

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  8. Your blog is so attractive and welcoming. I just love your fabric collection "O Holy Night".

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  9. Cute placemat! That's a great way to use one of those precious fabrics that are just too pretty to cut into little pieces.

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  10. So glad I visited. I really need to make placemats. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Olá Jacquelynne,vim de Lilypad para te conhecer e gostei do que vi,costumo fazer blocos em papel inglês,por isso amo os tutoriais,primeiro eu faço na máquina e depois vou para o papel.Me tornei seguidora no GFC número 482,e assinei para receber suas atualizações por E-mail.Beijos e obrigada por generoso patrocínio,DEUS te abençoe.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  12. These are very pretty! I am inspired!! :-)

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  13. Just popping by from Lily Pad Quilting to say hello. I really like the autumnal colours used in your mats, it would be fun to have a set of mats for each season.

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  14. HI Jacquelynne. I just came from Lily Pad Quilting to say hello. I looked around on your blog, found that I liked it, and decided that I wanted to follow you.Hope you have a great day!

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  15. The mats are adorable...and that fabric is so cute. Thanks for sharing another tutorial. =)

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  16. I hopped over from LilyPad Quilting and can't believe I didn't know about this blog already! Lovely posts!!

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  17. Stopping by to say thanks for the giveaway at Snoodles blog!

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  18. Love the pears placemat. The fabrics are sweet!

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  19. I like your potholder and your new christmas line on lilypad quiltings blog. thank you for the chance to win.

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  20. Hopped over from Lilypad. Sure love your project.

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  21. HUGS FROM LILY PAD!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING A NEAT AND GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  22. Came over from Lilypad to check out your blog. Love the tutorial and fabrics!

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  23. I love the placemats. I'm a regular follower, but I was also sent over by Lilypad. Thank you for sponsoring her giveaway.

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  24. I'm already a happy follower and was sent over from Lilypad as well. Love your fabric....great tutorial..thanks for sharing!!!

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  25. I am now following you bacause I came over here from Lily Pad and I saw this post and love your style!

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  26. Just hopping over from lilypad quilting. Thanks!

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  27. Came over from Lilypad to tell you that I love your Oh Holy Night. I am a follower of yours too.

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  28. I just saw the post from Lilypad Quilting and am hoping to win one of your fat quarter bundles. I just love your designs.

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  29. Padsworth sent me ... so I hopped on over. Nice to meet you! I look forward to exploring your blog and following along.

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  30. I just saw the new Christmas fabric on Lily Pad Quilting -- fabulous! And I love your coaster idea! :)

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  31. Lovely! I'm stopping by from Lily Pad Quilting to say, "Hello!"

    Deborah
    homemakehoney @gmail .com

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  32. Nice makes, love the placemat, with those pears.

    came in from Lilypad!

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  33. I was here and saw everyone coming from Lilypad so I jumped over there for a chance to win your adorable fabric! I love the placemats, the fabric is great!

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  34. Hiya!!! I just jumped over from the LilyPad to say thanks for the giveaway, love the fabrics. I just signed up for your newsletter too, love your blog. Thanks again, blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I came across your blog via Snoodles.

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  36. I'm visiting from lilypad today. I like your project with apples and pears and this new Christmas fabric line. Thank you for your designs, I'm always clipping your artwork from The Country Register.

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  37. Just came over from Lilypadquilting and I am loving your blog. So many gorgeous projects and the tutorials are really well written too.
    I am so pleased that snoodles has introduced me to your blog.

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  38. Thank you for the tutorial! I am not going to have to come up with any ideas for Christams gifts, thanks to you! You have dropped them in my lap! Love the placemats and napkins!

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  39. Thanks so much for the great tutorials!! Getting me inspired for Christmas presents! My granddaughter has a volleyball fund raising event coming up, so I am going to make some of these for this event!!! Vicki R

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