Charming Placemats and Runner for the Holidays

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One Pinwheel Star Block is the Basis of Two Great Projects!

These tutorials from Julie Cefalu of “The Crafty Quilter” show you how to take one great block and turn it into placemats and table runners. Once you see how she does it, you can easily make your own unique versions from a favorite quilt block.

The cheery placemats are perfect for your holiday table. They’ll be wonderful in colors to match your decor and for other seasons, as well. Plus, they’re simple to make. Just make a Pinwheel Star block for each place mat and add fabric strips to either side.

Pinwheel Star Place Mats

Put three Pinwheel Star blocks together to make a charming table runner. Add borders and you’ll have a holiday treat to display on your table. Of course, this runner will be just as lovely made up in other colors.

Pinwheel Star Table Runner

Julie has written a great tutorial for her Pinwheel Star block. She includes excellent instructions for getting the center pinwheel points to match up just right on the first try.

Pinwheel Star Block Tutorial

The size of the unfinished block is 12 1/2″ square.

Click here for the free “Pinwheel Star Block” tutorial.

Click here for the free “Pinwheel Star Placemats and Table Runner” tutorials.



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