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.
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.
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.