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Playful Purple Place Setting

Mix playful florals and geometrics for a fun table runner and matching place mats. Fabrics are from the Mosaic Blooms collection by Winthur Sempliner for Connecting Threads.


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Inspired by Square Scramble from designer Kate Colleran

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller


Materials for Two Place Mats and One Table Runner 

•    1⁄3 yard purple-and-white print (blocks, place mat side units)

•    18×21" piece (fat quarter) green floral (blocks)

•    18×21" piece (fat quarter) purple plaid (blocks)

•    9×21" piece (fat eighth) light purple floral (blocks)

•    18×21" piece (fat quarter) dark blue floral (blocks)

•    9×21" piece (fat eighth) blue houndstooth (blocks)

•    18×21" piece (fat quarter) green print (blocks, place mat side units)

•    9×21" piece (fat eighth) dark purple houndstooth (place mat side units)

•    9×21" piece (fat eighth) blue print (place mat side units)

•    1 yard dark purple floral (borders, binding)

•    2-1⁄2 yards backing fabric

•    23×59" rectangle batting (table runner)

•    2—20×25" rectangles batting (place mats)


Finished place mats: 14-1⁄2×19-1⁄2" 

Finished table runner: 14-1⁄2×50-1⁄2" 

Finished block: 12" square 


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seams toward darker fabric.