Quilted Picnic Placemats – Finish and a Mini Tutorial

Well, I forgot to take pictures along the way, but you’re in luck because quilted picnic placemats are much the same as regular placemats with two exceptions. Mine measure 15×18″, and are machine quilted and bound.  You can, of course, use pre-quilted fabric cut to size but I didn’t have any of that in my stash.

Quilted Picnic Placemats

Thing 1: A set of 2 ties sewn into the edge of one side.  You can see from photo above that the ties are about 1/3 of the way up one side.  I placed them here so I could fold over the top of the placemat to keep the utensils in place. That way you fold over the top, roll it up, and tie it closed.

Quilted Picnic PlacematsThing 2: A small divided pocket for aforementioned utensils to slide into.  I stitched my pocket so two edges are under the binding (thus saving me from finishing two additional edges!). I believe my pocket piece measured 5″ x 12″, folded in half WST and stitched down on one side so I had two finished edges (the fold and the stitched edge – the fold is on top in the picture, and the stitched edge is the left side of the pocket). I trimmed the corner, flipped it right side out and stitched it down. Then attached the binding on top of it.

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