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Stars-and-Stripes Place Mats

Display your American pride at every meal.

Finished size: 11-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches.

What You Need:

  • Two 9-1/2-inch completed unfinished Stars and Stripes quilt blocks in coordinating colors.

Set a patriotic table for your next meal.
  • 1/4 yard of blue print fabric
  • 1/3 yard of red print fabric for back
  • 12 x 19-inch piece of quilt batting
  • Six 1/2-inch gold star buttons

All seam allowances are 1/4 inch wide.

Cut the Fabric:

From blue print, cut:

  • Two 1-3/4 x 18-1/2-inch strips for borders
  • Two 2 x 42-inch strips for binding

From red print, cut:

  • One 12- x 19-inch rectangle for back

Make the Place Mat:

1. Download the free pattern for this project. (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software.)

Stars and Stripes quilt blocks pattern

Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Sew two blocks together with the stars on the outside edges. Sew one 1-1/2 x 18-1/2-inch strip to top of place mat and one to bottom of place mat.

3. Layer the top, batting, and back together; baste. Quilt as desired. (The maker of the place mat shown outline-quilted around the small star blocks and stripes.) Finish place mat with binding. Sew a gold star button in center of each star.


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