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Quilted Funky Place Mats

Quilt together a place mat sure to impress your guests.

Materials

  • Applique thread to match or contrast.
  • Lightweight fusible web tear-away stabilizer.

"Chat" Place Mat

  • 9-x-22-inch piece (fat eighth) each of mottled pink, pink-and-white print, and bright pink print
  • 6-x-12-inch piece each of mottled dark brown and mottled bright pink
  • Scrap of pink-and-orange print
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) pink floral
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) backing fabric
  • 3/8 yard quilt or craft batting

"Drink" Place Mat

  • 9-x-22-inch piece (fat eighth) each of mottled pink, bright pink print, and pink-and-orange print
  • 6-x-12-inch piece mottled dark brown
  • 4-x-6-inch piece solid yellow-green
  • Scrap of bright green print
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) pink floral
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) backing fabric
  • 3/8 yard quilt or craft batting

"Enjoy" Place Mat

  • 9-x-22-inch piece (fat eighth) each of blue, green, and blue-and green prints
  • 6-x-12-inch piece mottled dark brown
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) green-and-turquoise floral
  • 18-x-22-inch piece (fat quarter) backing fabric
  • 3/8 yard quilt or craft batting

Finished Place Mats
19 x 13 inches Quantities are for 44/45-inch- wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
All measurements include a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

General Instructions

When making place mats, refer to specific place mat instructions and the photographs and patterns. To use fusible web for appliqueing, complete the following steps.

  1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace patterns the number of times indicated in specific place mat cutting instructions, leaving at least 1/2 inch between tracings. Cut out fusible-web shapes roughly 1/4 inch outside traced lines.
  2. Following manufacturer's instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines and peel off paper backings.

Download Patterns

From mottled pink, cut:

  • 1  11-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch rectangle for applique foundation

From pink-and-white print, cut:

  • 2  8-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch rectangles for applique foundations

From bright pink print, cut:

  • 1  8-1/2-x-3-1/2-inch rectangle

From mottled dark brown, cut:

  • 1 each of letters C, H, A, and T

From mottled bright pink, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern A

From pink-and-orange print, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern B

From pink floral, cut:

  • 1  11-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch rectangle

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

From batting, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

Assemble "Chat" Place Mat

  1. Referring to Diagram 1, lay out mottled dark brown letters on mottled pink rectangle and A flowers and B flower centers on pink-and-white print rectangles; fuse in place.
  2. Using thread to match the appliques, machine zigzag-stitch around each piece. (To avoid puckers, designer Linda Lum DeBono recommends placing stabilizer behind the applique foundations; remove it after stitching around appliques.)
  3. Referring to Diagram 1, join appliqued rectangles, bright pink print rectangle, and pink floral rectangle in two vertical rows. Press seams in one direction. Join rows to make place mat top. Press seam in one direction.
  4. Baste batting rectangle to wrong side of place mat top, machine-stitching a scant 1/4 inch from the edges. Trim batting close to the scant 1/4-inch seam, especially around the corners. With right sides together, layer the place mat and backing rectangle. Sew together, leaving a 4-inch opening along one side.
  5. Turn place mat and backing right side out through opening. Hand-stitch opening closed; press. Topstitch 1/4 inch from place mat outer edges through all layers.

From mottled pink, cut:

  • 1  11-x-5-1/2-inch rectangle for applique foundation

From pink-and-orange print, cut:

  • 1  9-x-5-1/2-inch rectangle

From mottled dark brown, cut:

  • 1 each of letters D, R, I, N, and K
  • 1 of Pattern F

From solid yellow-green, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern C

From bright green print, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern D

From pink floral, cut:

  • 1  13-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch rectangle

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

From batting, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

Assemble "Drink" Place Mat

Referring to Diagram 2, lay out mottled dark brown letters on mottled pink rectangle and pieces C-F on bright pink print rectangle; fuse in place.

Using thread to match the appliques, machine zigzag-stitch around each piece. (To avoid puckers, designer Linda Lum DeBono recommends placing stabilizer behind the applique foundations; remove it after stitching around appliques.)

Referring to Diagram 2, join appliqued rectangles, bright pink print rectangle, and pink floral rectangle in two vertical rows. Press seams in one direction. Join rows to make place mat top. Press seam in one direction.

Baste batting rectangle to wrong side of place mat top, machine-stitching a scant 1/4 inch from the edges. Trim batting close to the scant 1/4-inch seam, especially around the corners. With right sides together, layer the place mat and backing rectangle. Sew together, leaving a 4-inch opening along one side.

Turn place mat and backing right side out through opening. Hand-stitch opening closed; press. Topstitch 1/4 inch from place mat outer edges through all layers.

From blue print, cut:

  • 1  11-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch rectangle for applique foundation

From green print, cut:

  • 1  6-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch rectangle for applique foundation

From blue-and-green print, cut:

  • 1  8-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch rectangle

From mottled dark brown, cut:

  • 1 each of letters E, N, J, O, and Y
  • 1 of Pattern G

From bright pink print, cut:

  • 1  6-1/2-x-8-1/2-inch rectangle for applique foundation
  • 1 of Pattern E

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

From batting, cut:

  • 1  19-1/2-x-13-1/2-inch rectangle

Assemble "Enjoy" Place Mat

  1. Referring to Diagram 3, lay out mottled dark brown letters on blue print rectangle and G mug on green print rectangle; fuse in place.
  2. Using thread to match the appliques, machine zigzag-stitch around each piece. (To avoid puckers, designer Linda Lum DeBono recommends placing stabilizer behind the applique foundations; remove it after stitching around appliques.)
  3. Referring to Diagram 3, join appliqued rectangles, bright pink print rectangle, and pink floral rectangle in two vertical rows. Press seams in one direction. Join rows to make place mat top. Press seam in one direction.
  4. Baste batting rectangle to wrong side of place mat top, machine-stitching a scant 1/4 inch from the edges. Trim batting close to the scant 1/4-inch seam, especially around the corners. With right sides together, layer the place mat and backing rectangle. Sew together, leaving a 4-inch opening along one side.
  5. Turn place mat and backing right side out through opening. Hand-stitch opening closed; press. Topstitch 1/4 inch from place mat outer edges through all layers.
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