Saturday, 28 June 2014

Oversized Batik Placemats

Oversized Batik Placemats

Placemats:  14" x 18.5"
Table Centre:  9.5" x 9.5"

This project started as a Maple Batik Scrap Bag (small size).  I cut all the fabric into 1.25" x 5" strips and sewed them into blocks of six strips.

For the placemats, I used twelve blocks and rotated the blocks horizontally & vertically.  Out of the scrap bag I had enough fabric to make four placemats and a small table centre.  I had four strips left and a small pile of scraps.

Backing:  a batik from my stash (was from Wal-Mart at Lougheed Mall from 2006)
Batting:  Fusible Fleece
Thread:  Sulky 733-4006

For the quilting I stitched in the ditch and stitched down the center of each block in each direction.

I did back-to-front binding cutting my backing 1/2" bigger on each side and folding it to the front and top-stitching it.

The table centre is made up of four blocks as that's what I had enough fabric to make.  (I could have made four coasters instead - one block = one coaster)

I had to piece the backing in two places but it still worked.  I pressed the seams open so there wouldn't be too much bulk in the back-to-front binding.

One more look:

Happy Quilting!