These Easy-To-Make Placemats Are So Festive

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A Great Project for Charm Packs and Jelly Roll Strips!

These colorful placemats are so easy to make and provide lots of fun playing with colors. Solid fabrics are beautiful in this project but small-scale prints and batiks will be lovely too.

Ombre fabrics will be wonderful, as well. You’ll find a nice selection of solid and ombre pre-cuts here to give you some color ideas. Both 5″ charm squares and 2 1/2″ jelly roll strips will work nicely for this project.

Pixelated Spectrum Placemats

We love how each placemat is a different predominant color. They’ll look so festive all together on your table. Of course, you can coordinate your placemats around a color theme rather than having each be a different color.

Select charm packs or a jelly roll in a range of colors and cut each piece into 2 1/2″ squares. Lay out the pieces in a pleasing arrangement for a colorwash effect, then start stitching. You’ll be pleased by how quickly these go together, even for beginning quilters.

The finished placemats, by Sarah at Coop Crafts, are 12″ x 18″. You can easily make a baby quilt by sewing four placemats together, perhaps with sashing in between, or go even larger for a table topper or lap quilt.

Click here for the free “Pixelated Spectrum Placemats” tutorial.


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