Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Placemats with Candies

 Placemats with Candies

Recently I was watching a YouTube tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company on how to make a real simple ‘Zig Zag Table Runner’ by Kansas Troubles.  The complete Table Runner pattern and is available in their new book Layers of Love:

The runner was really cute and looked beyond simple but one problem, I didn't need a new table runner but I did need some new placemats!  I adapted what I saw them doing to make some new ones for my table!  What do you think?  Did I do good?

To make mine I used 4 – 5” WOF strips of Jo Morton’s new line of fabric Melodies by Jo Morton and for the 2 ½” squares I picked Laundry Basket Quilts Jelly Bean Candies by Moda.  You can watch my tutorial here:

Fabric Requirements

4 Placemats
6 Placemats
Background 1
1/2 Yard
3/4 Yard
Background 2
1/2 Yard
3/4 Yard
Background 3
1/2 Yard
3/4 Yard
Background 4
1/2 Yard
1/2 Yard
Moda Candies
Backing Fabric
4 Fat Quarters
6 Fat Quarters
4 - 18" x 22"
6 - 18" x 22"
Bindings Strips  (inc)
8-2 ½” WOF
12-2 ½” WOF

Fabric I used:

Background Fabric I used Melodies by Jo Morton
Green Pinwheel Waves
Green Clematis Blooms
Green Feathering Leaves
Green Stripes
Laundry Basket Quilts Jelly Bean by Moda

I also used “The Strip Stick” when pressing my seams open.  This is a pretty handy tool to help when pressing seams open or to one side because the iron concentrates on pressing where the seam is.  The Strip Stick is available in 3 sizes: Mini, 18” & 45”, I like the 45” one it’s great when pressing borders too!

Happy Quilting!