Placemat Pattern!

Here it is – the pattern for the placemats!  It’s so simple and easy. Really – 100% a project for beginners…


You can download the PDF here.

Be sure to check back on Monday – it’s Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day and I’ll be taking part.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

22 Responses to “Placemat Pattern!”

  1. triangle shirt December 10, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    oh my gosh, i am SO HAPPY to see the pattern posted today. you inspired me to make a set of placemats for my boyfriend’s mom for christmas, and i attempted to do so last night sans pattern, obviously. i’m new to quilting and somehow made about a million mistakes, got frustrated and had to step away from the cutting table!

    i’ll make a posting as soon as i finish them, and thanks!
    ps. looks like the problem downloading has been solved.
    triangle shirt

  2. Mystica December 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    So elegant these placements!

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  3. Susan December 13, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    just wanted to thank you for the pattern. LOVE the placemats! I made your other version of placemats from the magazine. Many thanks! Susan

  4. Janice December 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Bernadette December 20, 2010 at 3:10 am #

    Love the pattern. Thank you for sharing.
    I have been making my set of 2 for my sister over the last few days. Just starting quilting tonight and having some trouble. I’m doing 1/2 inch quilting lines and they are pulling the horizontal strip in a downwards direction. I tried alternating starting at the top and then the bottom but it pulls one way then the other. The horizontal strip is looking not so straight anymore :( Any tips?

    • Alissa December 20, 2010 at 11:18 pm #

      Hi Bernadette – I actually also dealt with the same problem because linen can be shifty… Does your presser foot have adjustable pressure? If so, try changing the settings of that so that there’s less pressure. Also, I haven’t tried it, but maybe spray basting would work better to keep the linen from shifting? In the end what I did was just alternate the direction of every line and rolled with it as a “design choice.” Ha! Good luck!

  6. Kimberly December 20, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Yippee; thank you! The pattern looks beautiful and I’m excited that beginners (such as myself) can make this. I think I’ll use this project as practice before starting my first quilt and the bonus is we’ll have beautiful, useful placemats!

  7. Rachel December 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Wow, these are gorgeous! I just discovered your blog via WhipUp and I’m so glad I did. I can’t wait to make these! And I would love to link to them if you didn’t mind.

  8. Laura January 1, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Wow! I think this may be the best, clearest, most concise tutorial I’ve ever seen. I don’t do much home dec sewing and I don’t do any quilting so your beautiful tutorial is very much appreciated. I certainly will be making some of these for NEXT year’s gifting. Sadly, I fell down on the job this year.

  9. Haylee January 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    K these are AWESOME. I love how cool looking yet simple they are. Thank you so much for the pattern, I definitely am going to be making these!

  10. Laritza January 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Here is my version:
    I decided not to quilt them as you did and pillowcased them. I have yet to come up with a quilting plan.

  11. Lisa March 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    thanks so much for these. I started making mine and have completed one so far. they are cool. Mine is a little wonky but I am still happy with it.

  12. Amanda April 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks very much for this pattern Alissa. I made these for my new mother-in-law for mother’s day using some funky stripey colours (pics on my blog). I’m so glad to have found some modern quilting ideas.

    Happy Quilting!

  13. Chelsea May 1, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Thanks for sharing. I’m excited to make them for my mom and mother in law for mother’s day.

  14. Jeannie May 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Love the simple line of these. Thank you for the PDF!

  15. Melissa April 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Wow, these are beautiful, and they look perfect for me to try! I just took my first quilting class and am looking for projects that are useful and manageable for my beginner skill level. For the parallel vertical (and horizontal) quilting lines at the end, which foot do you recommend using on the machine — a regular foot or a walking foot? Thank you so much for the PDF!!!

    • Alissa April 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Hi Melissa! For all straight line quilting a walking foot is the way to go. It helps feed all three layers of the quilt sandwich through your machine nice and smoothly. Have fun making the place mats!

  16. Kristen July 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I love the simplicity and the straight lines. :)

  17. Katharine September 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi there.

    I used this pattern to make a set of six placemats to give as part of a wedding gift.

    I wanted to post some pictures, but can’t seem to figure out how to do so.

    Thanks again for making the pattern available.


  18. Jan September 28, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    I haven’t sewn in years but I’m working with Trafficking in Persons shelters here in Israel and just got a grant for 6 sewing machines to help 3 shelters setup career development training. Now I need to teach sewing! Placemats are easy to start with but I can’t recall if I use single our double bias tape along the edges. I think double..can you confirm?

    • Alissa September 28, 2012 at 7:51 am #

      Hi Jan,

      I use binding that just has a single fold… you can see a good tutorial for how I make it here. Thanks!

  19. Louise Watson November 22, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Hi Alissa,

    I just tried to download the PDF pattern for these placemats, but I can’t access the page from my computer. (I don’t know if the link is broken or if it’s my computer!) Would you be able to send it to me at my e-mail address? I think these are absolutely beautiful and I would like to make a set using Christmas colors. Thanks, Alissa.

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