Monday, March 21, 2016

At Ease Placemat Tutorial

Hello lovelies!

Here is another stunning and easy projects for you to do featuring Essentials II Fabrics ☺, have fun sewing this cutie! 




Fabric Requirements 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric A-F
Fabric A- ESS - II- 152
Fabric B- ESS - II- 153
Fabric C- ESS - II- 155
Fabric D- ESS - II- 150
Fabric E- PE- 434
Fabric F- PE- 465
Fabric G- DEN-L-4000- Fat Eighth
Fabric H- DEN-S-2003- Fat Eighth
Fabric I- DEN-S- 2001- Fat Eighth 

Cutting Directions
Sew at 1/4” seam allowance with right sides together. 
One (1) 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips from Fabric A-G
One (1) 6 1/2“ x 7 1/2” rectangle from Fabric G
One (1) 6 1/2“ x 14 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H
One (1)- 6 1/2” square from Fabric I

Step 1: Sewing the Strips

Sew 2 1/2” x 10 1/2” strips together in the following order:  A, B,E,C,F,G,and D


Step 2: Pocket
Take a 6 1/2” square from Fabric I and sew it to the 6 1/2” side of a 6 1/2” x 7 1/2” rectangle from Fabric G with right sides together.(Diagram 2.1)
Flip fabrics so wrong sides are touching and match the other 6 1/2” ends of each piece together. This will create a faux binding at the top of your pocket! Topstitch at 1/8” from the seam to secure
pocket pieces.


Step 3: Sew the Front Placemat
Take pocket and pin on the bottom corner of a 6 1/2” x 14 1/2” rectangle from Fabric H. (Diagram 3)


Take piece made in Diagram 3 and sew it to your strips.  (Diagram 4)


Take a piece of batting a little bit bigger then your front placemat and pin together. Quilt as desired! I quilted straight horizontal lines at different widths.
Once you front placemat is quilted it’s time to square off your piece. Use your front placemat as a template to cut ou the backing in Fabric J.
Place right sides together and sew around the entire piece at 1/4” making sure to leave a small unsewn portion to flip your place mat to the right side of the fabric.
Flip your placemat through and hand sew unsewn portion closed!










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