Hi! It's Kristina from Center Street Quilts and I'm excited to be sharing a quick tutorial today using the new GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon Limited Edition Die (55261). My kids take turns setting the table for dinner each night and when I saw the die, I knew it would be perfect for making place setting placemats to help my kids remember how to set the table! These placemats are super fast to whip up, are reversible and are sure to be a hit with your kids or grandkids.
Supplies needed to make one placemat:
- GO! Fork Knife Spoon die (55261)
- GO! Circle-8" die (55360)
- GO! Circle-2", 3", 5" die (55012)
- (2) 20" x 16" pieces of fabric (one for background and one for back)
- (1) Fat Quarter (for the fork, knife, spoon, and circle appliqué pieces)
- 17" x 20" piece of fusible adhesive (such as HeatnBond Ultra Hold)
- ¼ yard cut (for binding)
- 20" x 16" batting
Step 1: Fuse the fusible adhesive (HeatnBond) to the wrong side of the fat quarter, following the manufacturer's instructions.
Step 2: Use the GO! Fork-Knife-Spoon die (55261) and the fat quarter with fusible webbing to cut out one fork, knife, and spoon. For a proper place setting, the knife's sharp/rounded edge should be facing the plate, so make sure sure to place the fabric right side down (and fusible side up) on top of the fork, knife, and spoon shapes before running it through the GO! cutter.
Step 3: Use the GO! Circle-8" die (55360) and the fat quarter fabric to cut out one 8" circle.
Step 4: Use the GO Circle-2", 3", 5" die (55012) and the fat quarter fabric to cut out one 3" circle.
Step 5: Remove the paper backing from the cut shapes. Fuse the shapes onto the 20" x 16" background fabric in their proper places.
Tip: If using a light background and making more than one placemat, fuse one of the place setting shapes into place then set the next background fabric on top of the already fused background. The shapes will be visible through the next background fabric and it will be easy to align the next place setting pieces exactly like the first.
Step 6: Layer the fused background piece with the batting and backing fabric. Quilt as desired.
Step 7: Trim quilted piece to approximately 18" x 14".
Step 8: Cut binding fabric into two 2½" x width of fabric strips. Sew them together, end-to-end, on the bias and press in half with the wrong sides together. Sew the binding onto the back side of the placemat, turn the binding over the raw edge and secure to the front of the placemat by machine.
Note: Alternatively, the binding can be finished by hand sewing it onto the placemat, although with an item that will likely be used and washed a lot, I prefer the secure stitches of a machine over hand sewing.
These place setting placemats are bound to make your kids or grandkids more excited to set the table! If you make this project and share it on social media, please use the hashtags #accuquilt and #centerstreetquilts so we can see your fun placemats! Don't forget to subscribe to the blog for more updates like this.
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