Pretty and Practical Patio Place Mats

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Add a Bit of Patchwork to Fancy These Up!

We fell in love with these place mats because they solve that annoying problem of paper plates taking flight in the breeze. Instead, tuck the plates, napkins, and silverware into the pockets in these clever place mats.

Voila! Set the patio table and everything stays put until it’s time to eat.

Patio Place Mat Tutorial

Rectangles of your favorite fabrics will stitch up quickly into these mats. If you’re inclined, you can go a step further and decorate the pockets with orphan quilt blocks or even a strip of patchwork. They’re so quick and easy to make that you’ll hardly notice a bit of extra time to make them uniquely yours.

The finished placemats, designed by Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt, are about 12″ x 15″ once completed.

Click here for the free “Patio Place Mat” tutorial.




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