Showcase a quartet of fabulous fabrics with these simple-to-sew place mats.

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Designer: Joel Dewberry

Materials

(for two place mats)

• 1⁄2 yard each of four assorted light yellow prints (place mat top, backing, binding)

• 2-13×18" rectangles heavy interfacing

• Quilt-basting spray

Finished place mat: 13×18"

Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances unless otherwise stated. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

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From light yellow print #1, cut:

• 4 of Pattern A

From light yellow print #2, cut:

• 4 of Pattern B

From light yellow print #3, cut:

• 2-13×18" rectangles

From light yellow print #4, cut

• 4-4-1⁄2×42" binding strips

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Assemble Place Mats

1. For one place mat you will need two each of light yellow prints A and B triangles, one 13×18" rectangle, and two 4×42" binding strips. Lay out A and B triangles in a rectangle (Diagram 1).

2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together A and B triangles to make a large triangle. Press seam toward A piece.

3. Repeat Step 2 with remaining A and B triangles.

4. Join large triangles to make place mat top. Press seam.

5. Place light yellow print 13×18" rectangle, wrong side up, on paper-covered flat surface. Lightly spray rectangle with quilt-basting spray. Aligning edges, center 13×18" interfacing rectangle on adhesive-sprayed light yellow print rectangle. Lightly spray interfacing rectangle with quilt-basting spray. Aligning edges, center place mat top, right side up, on adhesive-sprayed interfacing rectangle. Baste the layers together around the place mat 3⁄8" from the edges.

6. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for second place mat.

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Assemble Place Mats

1. Join two light yellow print 4-1⁄2×42" binding strips for each place mat.

2. Using a 3⁄4"-wide seam allowance, bind place mat with binding strips. Topstitch binding 1⁄8" from inner edges.

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