It’s time for new placemats! Which is the quickest way to freshen up your table.

And I LOVE making them as it’s INSTANT gratification

For each placemat you will need

11″ x 15″ of Heat n Bond fleece.. extra high loft is nice!

11.5″ x 31″ of fabric

Increase amounts for more placemats!

Ready to sew!

Lay the fleece, fusible side facing the back of one rectangle

Place the other rectangle on top and steam to fuse

Now layer the fused piece and the unfused,

right sides together

find some pins

and a matching thread color. This is Aurifil 50wt

Leave an opening about 3″ to 4″ wide on one side for turning

Sew all around and trim the corners so they turn nicer

Turn the placemat right sides out

Press

Using my walking foot or even feed foot

I sewed around the outside.

The I stitched straight lines about 1.5″ apart.

Set the table for a whole new look!

This really can be done in about 30 minutes for several placemat.

Give it a try!

As you are reading this I’m teaching in South Africa at the first International Conference

http://iqcafrica.ning.com/

Thermoweb has provided ALL the heat n bond lite for my classes

Thank you!!!

I blog daily about quilting.. come visit me at blog.patsloan.com

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