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Funky Place Mats

Zigzag-stitch fusible words and motifs to create these fun place mats.


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Designer: Linda Lum DeBono


General Instructions

When making place mats, refer to specific place mat instructions and the photographs and patterns. To use fusible web for appliqueing, complete the following steps.


1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over patterns. Use a pencil to trace patterns the number of times indicated in specific place mat cutting instructions, leaving at least 1/2" between tracings. Cut out fusible-web shapes roughly 1/4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer's instructions, press fusible-web shapes onto backs of designated fabrics; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines and peel off paper backings.


"Chat" Place Mat Materials


  • 9x22" piece (fat eighth) each of mottled pink, pink-and-white print, and bright pink print
  • 6x12" piece each of mottled dark brown and mottled bright pink
  • Scrap of pink-and-orange print
  • 18x22" piece (fat quarter) pink floral
  • 18x22" piece (fat quarter) backing fabric
  • 3/8 yard batting
  • Appliqué thread to match or contrast
  • Lightweight fusible web tear-away stabilizer


Finished place mats: 1x13"


Quantities are for 44/45"- wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
All measurements include a 1/4" seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.



Cut Fabrics for "Chat" Place Mat

Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces.


From mottled pink, cut:

  • 1—11-1/2x5-1/2" rectangle for appliqué foundation

From pink-and-white print, cut:

  • 2—8-1/2x5-1/2" rectangles for appliqué foundations

From bright pink print, cut:

  • 1—8-1/2x3-1/2" rectangle

From mottled dark brown, cut:

  • 1 each of letters C, H, A, and T

From mottled bright pink, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern A

From pink-and-orange print, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern B

From pink floral, cut:

  • 1—11-1/2x8-1/2" rectangle
  • 1—19-1/2x13-1/2" rectangle
  • 1—19-1/2x13-1/2" rectangle