Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tutorial - Placemats and Napkins

If you haven't entered to win the fall placemat and napkin set that will be given away on October 25, 2012 - click here and enter a comment. And if you want to make your own set, here's the how-to:


PLACEMAT AND NAPKINS
Materials Needed for 1 placemat and 1 napkin:
  • .5 yard (meter) Fabric A (front)
  • .5 yard (meter) Fabric B (border and backing fabric)
  • low loft batting 16"x20" (40.5cm x 51cm)
From Fabric B, cut 1x 18.5"x22" rectangle (placemat)
From Fabric B, cut 1x 18.5"x18.5" square (napkin)

Iron under 1/2" on all 4 sides on both pieces of Fabric B.

 Mark a point 3" (napkins, use 2") from each corner and draw a line joining the points.


Fold the corner in half right sides together and stitch along the drawn line, repeat on the other 3 corners.


Trim seams to 3/8", turn right sides out and press. This is the backing and the mitred border all done in one step!



Cut batting and Fabric A 3/16" smaller than outside measurements of the backing piece. (Napkin will not need batting.)

Slide batting and Fabric A (fabric only for napkin) under the flange of the backing/border and press. Pin to stabilize and edge-stitch all around the edges of the flange. If you want, you can quilt the centre of the placemat.


And there you go - easy peasy!

--Ann