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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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Assemble Place Mat Tops

1.    Referring to Diagram 7, sew together green print 2 ×12-1⁄2" rectangle, two dark purple houndstooth 1-1⁄4 ×12-1⁄2" rectangles, purple-and-white print 1-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" rectangle, and one blue print 1-1⁄2×12-1⁄2" rectangle to make a side unit. Press seams toward dark purple houndstooth rectangles. The unit should be 5-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

2.     Repeat Step 1 using purple-and-white print 2 ×12-1⁄2" rectangle, remaining dark purple houndstooth 1-1⁄4 ×12-1⁄2" rectangles, green print 1-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" rectangle, and remaining blue print 1-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" rectangle to make a second side unit (Diagram 8). 

3.     Add a side unit to left-hand edge of a block to make place mat center. Press seam toward side unit. The place mat center should be 12-1⁄2 ×17-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

4.     Referring to Place Mat Assembly Diagram, join dark purple floral 1-1⁄2 ×12-1⁄2" border strips to short edges of place mat center. Add dark purple floral 1-1⁄2 ×19-1⁄2" border strips to remaining edges to make place mat top. Press all seams toward border.

5.     Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make a second place mat top.

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