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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Placemat Tutorial

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Portal Guy and Aperture Science Placemat by Brad Felber
Fandom In Stitches is growing, growing, growing, and we're pleased to introduce a brand new feature; Tutorials featuring FiS patterns!

Today's tutorial comes to you from Brad Felber. You can print a copy right here.

Placemat Tutorial, by Brad Felber



This is a placemat for two 5” quilt blocks.

1) First you need two completed 5 inch quilt blocks, they will be 5 ½ inches with the seam allowance.

2) You will need 8 good inches of 42 inch wide background fabric. 17 ½ X 11 ½ back fabric and batting

3) Cut two 4 X 42 inch strips

4) Cut three 5 ½ inch strips

  • a. Sew two blocks together


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  • b. Sew two strips on edges

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5) Cut two XXXX (21 inch) strips.

  • a. Sew strips on top and bottom
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6) Cut placemat, to 17 inches wide by 11 inches tall, make square
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7) Cut back of placemat and batting to 17 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches,

8) Put right side of back and front together, put batting on wrong side of back.
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9) Pin and sew with ½ inch seam allowance, leave 4 inches open on the bottom middle for turning.


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10) Cut excess backing and batting

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11) Turn and iron flat.
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12) “Stitch in the ditch” in pictured order
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13) Pin opening in bottom of placemat that was used for turning
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14) Stitch ¼ inch around all the edges, also sewing the bottom shut.
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More fun placemats from Brad!


Apple Placemat

Finished Glee placemat

Pac-man placemat

Batman / X-Men placemat

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2 comments:

  1. Fandom placemats! It does not get any better! I love the new tutorial feature. :)

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    1. Me, too! I'm hoping this is just the beginning. :)

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