Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Create Date Placemats

For the November Create Date we will be making these simple to sew "fat quarter" place mats.

Materials For Project:
3 “Fat Quarters”* of Coordinating Fabric

- 1 For back of place mat
- 1 Center (Front)
- 1 Front Border and Binding

  • Batting (fusible is great for this project, and I really recommend it)

  • Safety pins (if you are not using fusible batting)

  • Coordinating thread

  • Fabric Scraps for appliques

Tools and Supplies:

  • Rotary cutter

  • Cutting mat

  • Rotary cutting ruler 24" long

  • Sewing machine that you are well acquainted with.

  • Scissors

**I will provide the templates for the applique leaves and berries, and the fusible web for the applique.

There have been some questions about what "fat quarters" are. When you buy a quarter of a yard of fabric, they cut it 9"x45", so you have a nice long strip of fabric. Sometimes a fat quarter is better. A fat quarter is a quarter yard of fabric cut 18"x22".

The supply list only lists enough for one place mat. If you would like to make four place mats, you would need to buy three yards of fabric. We can divide them into fat quarters once you arrive to the activity. You can buy fabric from JoAnn's,and Hobby Lobby or wherever you like to purchase fabric.

During this activity you will not have time to make more than one or two place mats.

If you have more questions, please leave a comment. This will be a great beginning quilting class.

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