If you’ve ever planned a dinner party or hosted Thanksgiving, you know the to-do list leading up to the big event can sometimes feel never ending. A handmade touch to any dinner party is a must and when time is of the essence, an easy DIY project is key. Luckily, Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery is stopping by the blog to share one of her easy placemat tutorials– make a complete set in under an hour! Keep reading to see how easy it really is.

Geometrical Acorns by caja_design

Materials for 2 Placemats

  • 4- 18.5” x 12.5”” pieces of fabric – I’m using Geometrical Acorns by caja_design, printed on Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra
  • 2- 18.5” x 12.5”” pieces cotton batting
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Temporary marker (optional)

*To make a complete set of 4 placemats, double your materials. 

Pro tip: The Fill-a-Project™ 1 yard Cheater Quilt template is a great way to order all of your designs on one yard! 

Ready to get started?

First, cut four 18.5” x 12.5” pieces of fabric and two 18.5” x 12.5” pieces of batting.

Place one piece of fabric, right side up on top of one piece of batting. Align all edges. You may stitch these two layers to have a quilted final look, or proceed to the next step without quilting. 

Next, place second piece of fabric, right side down on top of the first piece of fabric and batting. Align all edges and pin in place.

Sew a ¼” seam around the edges of your placemat, making sure to leave about 4″ open between the beginning and end of the seam.

Trim the corners, being careful not to cut into your stitches.

Pull the fabric through opening and push the corners out. 

Iron your edges flat.

Starting right above your opening, sew a ⅛” seam around the perimeter of the placemat. Voila! You’ve got an easy-as-pie placemat for your next celebration. Ready for another serving? Don’t miss Brittany’s quilted placemat tutorial!

Dinner is served! See Brittany’s second quilted placemat tutorial will inspire you!

Brittany Lloyd is the quilter behind Lo & Behold Stitchery. She is a North Carolina native who specializes in creating heirloom quilts that will be loved for generations to come. Inspired by the beautiful quilting of her late grandmother, Brittany pays close attention to detail while adding a fun and modern spin to her work.  See more of Brittany’s creations over on her Instagram feed!

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