Want to turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast? Heidi Kenney (our resident Queen of Halloween) is stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew placemat template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Designed to be printed on 54″ wide fabrics (linen would also work), a fat quarter fits two placemats, and a yard gives you eight. Pick a FQ or yard up in Eco Canvas fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these adorable placemats for a table-scape that’s fit for a family of goblins and ghouls! 

Vintage Halloween Placemats by Heidi Kenney
design inspired by actual vintage paper placemats

Vintage Halloween Placemats by Heidi Kenney

1. Cut out placemats on the edge, then I like to roughly cut out a backing fabric and plain white fleece (you could also use fusible fleece or a thin layer of batting).

step 1: Cut out placemats on the edge
2. I use quilting spray glue to adhere all layers together, backing fabric with wrong side up, then a layer of fleece, followed by placemat with right side up. At this point you could quilt the whole thing or leave as is. Trim off excess backing fabric and fleece using a rotary cutter and ruler.

step 2 use quilting spray glue to adhere all layers together, backing fabric with wrong side up, then a layer of fleece, followed by placemat with right side up.
3. Sew on your bias tape around the entire edge, then clip or pin in place and hand stitch the bias tape to finish.

Step 3: Sew on your bias tape around the entire edge, then clip or pin in place and hand stitch the bias tape to finish.

finished Halloween placemat

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About our Guest Blogger

Screen-Shot-2013-02-11-at-4.41.10-PMHello I am Heidi Kenney, a self-taught artist who creates plush and 3D soft sculptures, happy (& sometimes very sad) plush veggies, donuts, toilet paper rolls, and other everyday food & household items. I was born in Washington DC, and currently lives in Pennsylvania. I started my company and website, My Paper Crane, in 2001 so I would have a place to blog and showcase the plush toys I was making. I have worked closely with Kidrobot to create keychains, pillows, and clothing based on my food designs. Yummy Donuts, Yummy Breakfast, and Yummy Dessert.

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