Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Making Placemats

There is a quilt guild meeting at the end of the week, and that deadline motivated me to finish off some placemats. The guild donates the placemats to Meals on Wheels.

I ended up with a total of 10 finished placemats. They were all made from fabrics that I've had for a long time, probably close to 20 years. Despite their age, I still love these fruity prints.

All of my placemats were made in matching pairs. These four started with 6.5" x 12.5" centers which were then framed with 3.5" strips. The black background fabric in the borders of the next photo was used to back all four of these placemats.

All four of these are quilted in bright orange thread with meandering in the center panels. The two with darker borders have black straight-line quilting in the borders. The pair with brighter borders got orange wavy line quilting in the borders.

The rest of the placemats were all made with the same pattern. Again, they are made in matching pairs. Each photo shows the front and back of the pair. More fun fruit prints! These all finished at 13.5" x 18" and are quilted in the ditch.

Linking up with:
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss at Inquiring Quilter
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. I love those "fruity" prints too--such pretty placemats that I am sure will be loved...hugs, julierose

  2. the fruity prints are sew summery! they never go 'out of style'!

  3. Lovely placemats, Julie! Our local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild donates placemats for Friendship Trays, too.

  4. These placemats are darling and love the fruity fabrics.

  5. Your placemats are so cute! And it gives me a great idea on how to use some fruit-themed fabric I just got - placemats and napkins. Thanks Julie!

  6. Wonderful placemats! They are so cheerful. I love the fruity fabrics!

  7. Ohhh I love them!! they are just so happy! and will make eating any meal better!

  8. What a lovely idea to make placemats for Meals on Wheels! I bet they are really appreciated and bring such cheer. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.


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