These quilted patchwork table mats are designed using the same fabrics and techniques as the quilted patchwork table runner.
yellow fabric: three 4.1/2″ squares
brown and green: two 4.1/2″ squares of each
orange: one 4.7/8″ square cut along the diagonal to make triangles
You will also need a strip 2.1/2″ wide by about 47″ long for the binding, a rectangle each of wadding and backing about 18″ by 12″.
Making the patchwork table mat
The layout for each table mat: row one: ornage triangle, green square, yellow square
row two: brown square, yellow square, brown square
row three: yellow, green squares, orange triangle
Check carefully which way the triangles go: it’s easy to get it wrong. Sew the patchwork pieces together across each row, using 1/42 seams.
Flip the top row down over the second row and sew the two strips together. It is worth pinning at each seam across the row so that squares will line up with the ones above.
Sew the third row to the top two rows in the same way. Rotate the shape and you can see how the patchwork place mat will look.
Lay the backing fabric with right side down, add the wadding on top and then the patchwork place mat with right side up. Baste round the edge. If you baste less than 1/4″ from the edge then you won’t need to unpick the basting – it will be covered by the binding. Anything to save time!
I didn’t want the quilting to stand out particularly on either the front of the back of the place mat, so I just quilted along the seams around the yellow square (stitch in the ditch) using a white thread on top and a black thread in the bobbin to match the backing fabric.
Trim the edges and bind. Further detail on quilt binding here.
I have also written a pattern for the table runner to match this patchwork table mat.