Today I’m sharing my Holiday Applique Placemat tutorial using the Hip Holiday line from Blend Fabrics over on the Therm O Web blog! Make sure to check out this post as Therm O Web is also doing a fab giveaway!
This Holiday Applique Placemat project is quick and easy (my favorite type) and can be completed in under an hour. Make 4 for a set or make a special one for Santa’s milk and cookies!
Want to make one too? Let’s get started!
Materials (for one placemat)
- Assortment of 5 Blend Hip Holiday fabrics
- Scraps for Applique
- 1/2 yard for Placemat Back
- Therm O Web HeatnBond® Lite Fusible applique
- Therm O Web Fusible Fleece
- General Sewing Supplies
- Darning Foot (optional)
- Accent Thread (optional)
One: Cut the fabric as follows:
- Green Ornaments – 3 inches x 13 inches
- Red Trees – 3 inches x 13 inches
- White Swirl – 13 inches x 13 inches
- Retro Cars – 18 inches x 13 inches (for placemat back)
- Fusible Fleece – 18 inches x 13 inches
Two: Draw a 5 inch triangle on the Heat N Bond Lite and a 1 inch x 1 inch square for the tree applique and cut out.
Three: Iron the triangle and square onto the backside of the scrap fabric. Cut the shapes out.
Four: Remove the backing from the Heat N Bond Lite. Arrange the fabric pieces of the placemat to determine the placement of the tree applique.
Five: Iron the applique to the right side of the White Swirl fabric.
Six: With your darning foot and some accent thread, lower the feed dogs and outline stitch the applique tree. Or, use a zigzag stitch and stitch around the applique tree.
Seven: Place the Red Tree fabric on the left edge of the White Swirl fabric right sides together and pin. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Eight: Place the Green Ornament fabric on the left edge of the Red Tree fabric right sides together and pin. Sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Nine: Press the seams away from the White Swirl fabric.
Ten: Iron on the fusible fleece to the back of the placemat top.
Eleven: Place the placemat top and placemat back right sides together and pin.
Twelve : Sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch opening.
Thirteen: Clip the corners and turn the placemat right side out. Press.
Fourteen: Top stitch 1/4 inch from the edge, making sure to enclose the opening.
Fifteen: Quilt 1/4 inch from the seams of the stripes on the side and you are finished!
BONUS Kitchen Towel
If you have some scraps leftover, you can make this matching applique kitchen towel too! Just follow steps 2 – 6 from the tutorial above on a white hand towel.
Photo Credit | Sewbon