HEXAGON PLACEMATS





Hexagonal patchwork place mat

Hexagonal patchwork place mat

These quilted patchwork table mats are designed using the same fabrics and techniques as the quilted patchwork table runner.

Cutting requirements

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

Table mat layout

Table mat layout

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 onto the second row

Flip the top row onto the second row

 

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 rows together

Sew the rows together

The place mat top complete

The place mat top complete

 

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.

 

 

Baste the edges

Baste the edges

 

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!

 

Stitch in the ditch quilting

Stitch in the ditch quilting

 

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

Trim the edges

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.

 

 

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