Do you have ideas for how you want to set your table for Christmas? My girls and I came up with a plan for our table. I’ve been showing you little bits and pieces as we have been getting things ready. Part of our table this year includes some cute Christmas placemats. I thought you might like to learn how to make placemats as well.
I have a full tutorial for you on how to make the reversible placemats in another post I did: How to make placemats. In that post, I give you the measurements and the steps to complete to make reversible placemats.
I made 10 placemats and I used 2 yards of fabric. I also used 4 yards of Pellon 910 sew-in interfacing.
We need our fabric to be 18.5″ by 14.5″. We need two pieces per placemat along with one piece of Pellon 910 per placemat.
Once you have the first line from which you used your straight salvage edge, use that line and mark another 18.5″ across the fabric from that line. Once again use your yardstick to create the full line. When you are done with these two steps, you should have two long blue lines(if your pencil is blue like mine) running up the full length of your fabric. They should measure 18.5″ and 37″ from one edge of your fabric.
Once you have that first line, use your measuring tape to mark off 14.5″ above that line between your salvage edge and the blue line at 37″. You will be making small little marks again. Now, use your yardstick and triangle again to create a straight line. Continue until you have used the fabric or have marked off as many placemats as you would like. Keep in mind for each row, you are marking off two placemats.
Instead of all my measuring and marking, you also make a template 18.5″ x 14.5″ and cut around it, but I feel like when I do that I don’t end up with as straight of cuts. I also feel like all my measuring and marking used the fabric the most efficiently.
Cut our fabric on your middle line (the first 18.5″ line) and the second long line (the second 18.5″ line which was 37″ from the salvage edge). Cut the top and bottom lines as well.
From here you can follow the directions in my post on how to make placemats. Making reversible placemats is quite easy. If you can sew a straight or mostly straight line, you can make reversible placemats.
My finished Christmas placemats along with a sneak peak at our Christmas centerpiece/table.
I let the girls help me pick out the fabric. I really wanted the red with the white snowflakes. They both really wanted that and the polka dots. Which side is your favorite? Can you guess which is mine?
With my Christmas dishes, we are set! Cute Christmas placemats to go with our table this year.
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