Christmas will be here soon and last year I never got around to do any Christmas Sewing. This year I decided not to let that happen, so I got my Christmas fabrics out in September.
Of course a lot of it was scraps, but there was two packs of fat quarters that hadn’t been used. These ten fat quarters; three red, two green and five white , became five large placemats.
I used my mug rug and pot holder tutorial that you can download from my tutorial page.
I cut each fat quarter in to 13″x17″ and used a white one and a red or a green one for each placemat. I also cut five pieces of thin iron on batting in the same size and ironed them on to the white pieces.
After quilting them all in slightly different designs, I rounded the corners with a bowl (4 1/2″ diameter) and attached bias binding. I cut 2″ bias strips and joined them with diagonal seams. A 55″ strip joined in to a circle was a good length for one placemat.
This was fun and relaxing sewing. Now I am on to the next Christmas scrap sewing project, a Christmas wreath wall hanging.
Until next time, happy sewing and take care!