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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.