Lost & Found Placemat Tutorial
Posted by AmandaN on Monday, January 13th, 2014
Hi! It's Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl! I am totally in love with the "Lost & Found 2" fabric line. It has such a great vintage feel and it is perfect for this placemat tutorial.
I wanted to show off the fabrics as much as possible, so I kept the fabric cuts large. Here's how you make them: finished size 20" x 14.5"
Supplies (for 1 placemat)
4" x WOF strip accent fabric
1/3 yard center main fabric
1/2 yard for back
5" x WOF for binding
Begin by cutting the center fabric 13.5" x 14.5"
cut the accent side pieces (2) 4" x 14.5"
Cut the back piece 16" x 22" (this is an approximate measurement. There will be excess backing that will be trimmed off later.)
Sew the side pieces to the main piece using 1/4" seams. Press.
I like to use basting spray for small quilt projects. Spray the top piece and adhere it to the batting. Do the same with the back piece.
Quilt straight lines 1" apart with a walking foot.
Pin the lace centering it along the seam. Sew both sides of the lace.
To finish the placemat, lay it on your cutting mat and square it up. Make sure that it is a true rectangle as the binding will draw attention to any imperfections. Cut (2) 2.5" x WOF strips out of the binding fabric and bind as you would a quilt. I usually hand sew my quilt binding but I decided to machine sew it so the placemats will hold up in the wash.
I love how they turned out and I love how they are all different. I made 8 different ones.