A Slice of Summer Placemats

Jul 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Belinda Karls-Nace

Greetings fellow quilters, sewists, and AccuQuilt enthusiasts - it's me, Belinda from Blue Ribbon Designs and the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog, stopping by for my latest guest post. I am back today to share another one of my AccuQuilt pattern designs featuring the GO! Qube – my “A Slice of Summer” placemats.

Today, I will show you how to create a set of four quilted placemats with the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6” Block. These cheerful placemats will bring sunshine to your dining area and are quick and easy to create.

Recently, my husband and I purchased a brand new dining room table and chairs…and with that new purchase came the need for several new dining room décor projects. New placemats and cloth napkins were needed, so I began drawing up a plan right away. The versatility of the GO! Qube made this a fun project – I simply picked one of my favorite quilts blocks, then added borders. Something interesting to note about this project: although the center of each placemat is a 9” quilt block, I used the 6” GO! Qube to create it. I also want to note, several of my photos show six placemats, but I wrote this specific tutorial to make four placemats – so you may need to adjust the materials and instructions if you need more or less than four place settings. So go pick out some fun summery fabrics and let’s get started…

 

A Slice of Summer ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

A Slice of Summer – Set of Four Quilted Placemats
Finished Size: 12” W x 18” H (each)

GO! Fabric Cutter:
GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter (55600) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:
GO! Qube Mix & Match 6” Block (55775)
(Dies used: #1 – 3” Finished Square, #3 – 3” Half Square Triangle, #4 – 3" Quarter Square Triangle)

GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1 1/2" Finished) (55025 or 55164) (borders and binding)

Materials Needed:
(*NOTE – instructions and materials list will create FOUR placemats, adjust if necessary)

Yellow Print — ½ Yard
Yellow Solid — ½ Yard
Blue Print — ¾ Yard
Green Print — Fat Quarter
White Solid — ⅓ Yard

Batting — Four pieces, each 18” x 24”
Backing fabric — Four pieces, each 18” x 24”

Cutting Instructions:

Yellow Print Fabric:
4 — Shape 1: GO! Square 3½” (3” Finished) (55701)
16 — Shape 3: GO! Half Square Triangle 3” Finished Square (55703)
32 — Shape 4: GO! Quarter Square Triangle 3” Finished Square (55704)

Yellow Solid Fabric:
6 — 2” WOF strips for borders: GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1 1/2" Finished) (55025 or 55164)

  • Sub cut 4 WOF strips into 8 — 18½” strips
  • Sub cut 2 WOF strips into 8 — 9½” strips

Blue Print Fabric:
16 — Shape 1: GO! Square 3½” (3” Finished) (55701)
8 — 2” WOF strips for binding (2 strips per placemat): GO! Strip Cutter-2" (1 1/2" Finished) (55025 or 55164)

Green Print Fabric:
8 — Shape 1: GO! Square 3½” (3” Finished) (55701)

White Solid Fabric:
16 — Shape 3: GO! Half Square Triangle 3” Finished Square (55703)
32 — Shape 4: GO! Quarter Square Triangle 3” Finished Square (55704)

Assembly:

  1. Lay out, pin, and sew one white shape 3 and one yellow print shape 3 to form a 3½” (3” finished) square, as shown below. Press toward yellow print. Make 16 HST units.
  2. Lay out, pin, and sew two white shape 4 and two yellow print shape 4 to form a 3½” (3” finished) square, as shown below. Press toward yellow print. Make 16 QST units.

 

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  2. Lay out four HST units, four QST units, and one yellow print shape 1 to form a 9½” (9” finished) Star Variation Block. Pin and sew three row units, pressing seams in alternate directions for each row. Pin and sew three rows to complete block, pressing seams toward center row. Make four Star Variation Blocks.
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  4. Lay out, pin and sew two blue print shape 1 and one green print shape 1 to form a three-patch border unit, as shown below. Press seams toward the blue print squares. Make eight three-patch border units.
  5. Pin and sew one border unit on the left side and one border unit on the right side of one Star Variation Block. Press seams toward border units. Make four placemat units.A Slice of Summer ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC
  6. Pin and sew one 9½” yellow solid border strip on the left side and one 9½” yellow solid border strip on the right side of one placemat unit, as shown below. Press seams toward border strips. Repeat for the other three placemat units.
  7. Pin and sew one 18½” yellow solid border strip on the top and one 18½” yellow solid border strip on the bottom of one placemat unit, as shown below. Press seams toward border strips. Repeat for the other three placemat units.A Slice of Summer ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC
  8. Layer batting between placemat top and backing. Repeat for the other three placemat units.
  9. Pin or baste layers together. Repeat for the other three placemat units.
  10. Quilt as desired. Repeat for the other three placemat units.
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  12. Add blue print binding, mitering corners. Repeat for the other three placemat units.
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Your “A Slice of Summer” placemat set is now complete – be sure to admire your hard work, then use them when setting the table for your next family meal. I hope you are inspired by this month’s Blue Ribbon tutorial and it gets you excited to spend some time with your AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and your sewing machine!

As always, please feel free to stop by my blog, website, or social media pages and share your completed “A Slice of Summer” project(s) with me…I always enjoy meeting fellow quilters and sewists…and I am happy to answer any questions regarding my AccuQuilt friendly tutorial!

 

A Slice of Summer ©Copyright 2016 Belinda Karls-Nace/Blue Ribbon Designs, LLC

 

 

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