Lost & Found Placemat Tutorial

Posted by AmandaN on Monday, January 13th, 2014

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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.

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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

batting

crochet lace

 

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.)

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Sew the side pieces to the main piece using 1/4" seams.  Press.

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 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.
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Quilt straight lines 1" apart with a walking foot.

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Pin the lace centering it along the seam.  Sew both sides of the lace. 

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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.

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I love how they turned out and I love how they are all different.  I made 8 different ones.
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Category: Home Decor


Comments

  1. These are so lovely. I never would have thought to piece them like you did, I want to do this asap.
    by jeanne
    January 13th, 2014 at 2:19 a.m.
  2. How do you machine stitch binding?
    by Edie
    January 13th, 2014 at 2:36 a.m.
  3. Simple but really elegant! Love
    by Linda Ashcraft
    January 13th, 2014 at 5:15 a.m.
  4. I think these are really cute, and simple too. I think I will try it with a twist making it reversible. Thx
    by Bonnie Scott
    January 13th, 2014 at 10:24 a.m.
  5. Wow. That looks beautiful and elegant. Thanks for sharing the instructions.
    by Ally
    January 13th, 2014 at 6:50 p.m.
  6. They are so pretty! Thank you. The fabrics are fabulous and they look great with your dishes too.
    by Lea
    January 14th, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.
  7. Now make a set for the RS auction!!
    by Jen
    January 15th, 2014 at 7:50 a.m.
  8. Very pretty. I want to make these.
    by Rose Marie
    January 25th, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.
  9. These placemats are going to look beautiful on my dinning room table! Can't wait to get started on them.
    by Tambra Vandal
    January 26th, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.
  10. estan hermosos y lucen igual de hermosos. felicidades.
    by Carmen
    January 28th, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.


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