Turn a Quilt Block Into a Pretty Pocketed Placemat

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It’s So Easy to Do!

Any 12″ quilt block can easily become a charming pocketed place mat. Embellish with lace, or not, and create your own version for any season.

The placemat, designed by Jera Brandvig, uses a block from her book, Quilt as You Go Made Vintage as well as the beautiful lace she designed.

Pocketed Placemat Tutorial

Placemats by Codi.

However, any block that finishes at 12″ will work. In fact, this is a great use for orphan blocks.

Pocketed Placemat Tutorial

Fabrics and blocks for any season are great in these place mats. The placemats make wonderful gifts, too.

Pocketed Placemat Tutorial

Place mat by Brenda of Song Bird Designs (@songbird_designs).

Pocketed Placemat Tutorial

Place mats by Carole of From My Carolina Home.

Vintage lace or new will work nicely. Just make sure to double the length needed if the lace is too narrow or will lose its integrity if cut in half lengthwise, as the tutorial specifies.

Click here to learn more and for a list of supplies.

You’ll find a free tutorial for a block very similar to the one Jera used here.

Jera recommends Soft and Stable Batting for a nicely polished finish.

Watch below as Jera shows how the placemats go together.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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