Get ready to entertain this holiday season by stitching up a new set of placemats. These easy to make patterns are beginner friendly, don't take long to make, and are such a simple way to give your table a brand new look. Whip up a set over a weekend and prepare to impress your friends and family with your sewing skills.
Mix and match with this Thanksgiving themed table runner
. The leaf blocks are suitable for beginners, while more confident crafters can tackle the appliqué turkeys. Make a table runner as shown, or subtract blocks to make placemats.
Get ready for Christmas with this beginner friendly triangle placemat
, reminiscent of a forest of Christmas trees. Fill it with happy, bright colors, like in the tutorial, or use more traditional Yule themed fabrics for a classic Christmas look.
These String of Diamonds placemats
look absolutely stunning in fall colors, and accommodate large scale prints with ease. This design is fat quarter friendly, and using precuts makes it so easy to add variety to any project.
These applique placemats
are perfect for any season; simply change the color of the leaves. Don't be put off if you haven't tried appliqué before. These pattern really is beginner friendly, and can be hand stitched it machine appliqué sounds a little daunting.
Adding binding can be a pain - especially with a walking foot, or a dual feed machine. Learn how to make any quilted placemat self closing, with this no-bind placemat
tutorial for domestic sewing machines. You'll save fabric, and cut your sewing time down significantly.
These block placemats and accompanying napkins
are simple to make and an easy way to start familiarizing yourself with basic quilting methods. This tutorial includes instructions for making anywhere between four and sixteen sets. Designer Elizabeth Hartman has also included some wonderful tips on choosing fabrics for your project.