Thursday, November 1, 2018

FQS Project Remix ~ Pocketed Placemats



Here are my lovely new Remix Pocketed Placemats 
to match my everyday dishes. 

These have been in the works since summertime. 





I am using these lovely  fabrics, 



Here are the fabrics with one of my small plates.
I love these fabrics!

I am making these as a Quiltalong with the 


Remix series. 

Here is the original project ... 



Pocketed Placemats from Beautiful Projects from Jera Brandvig

I chose this project because I loved the soft colors and easy construction.


One of the things I knew I wanted to keep from the original design was the lace trim.

I also decided to add a pocket on both sides of the placement.

Here are the cutting instructions 
for these two-pocket placemats:

Make a 12.5" block for the center of your placemat
(or cut a 12.5" square of fabric)

Cut 2 rectangles 2.5" by 4.5" for the side fabrics.


Cut 2 rectangles 10" by 4.5" for the pockets

(fold in half and place the folded edge at the top
when placing for the pockets.

To make these placemats follow the

La Conner Pocketed Placemat FQS Video Tutorial



I splurged on a roll of this gorgeous

Cranberry Lace by La Conner for Lecien

I am using it on the placemats and making napkin rings
and will have enoiugh for another project with my extra
Wild Bouquet fabrics.

I read he reviews of this lace which said it may shrink
so I hand washed and dried the lace before cutting it.


For my center blocks I chose a block I designed myself
that combines a granny square
set on point with easy sew and cut corner setting triangles

This block is called

Garden Granny Block

and is a FREE block
available for download in

My Craftsy Shop


Since I am making eight placemats,
I sewed these strip sets to make my block centers.


Here are my 2" strip sets for my block centers.


Here is how I made my setting triangles for the corners of the block.
It is basically two easy to sew Disappearing Nine Patch blocks
cut once on the diagonal to make the corners.


Here are the pieces to my placemats.

I used  Fusible Fleece by Pellon for my batting
because I had this in my stash.

I pressed it to the back of my placemat tops before quilting
and before I added the backing.


Here is my first finished placemat!

The left pocket was just calling out for a matching napkin.

Sew ...
For more fun, I made rolled hem napkins
with the pretty yellow windowpane check fabric.


I carefully cut 16.5" squares of the yellow windowpane check,
Best Pressing the fabric first to make the lines straight.


I just use my flanged 1/4" foot
and rolled and stitched as I stitched.


I also made napkin rings with a 5" piece of lace and a decorative button.


I am sew happy with my lovely new place settings!

I really enjoyed making these beautiful and useful placemats.

I hope you enjoy making some for your home!

Giveaway Time!

 I am sew thankful for all my quilty blessings.
So I am giving away one ... 

Wild Bouquet 5" Stacker

to one lucky reader. 

Enter here ...


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Best of luck!




Happy Quilting Along! 



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31 comments:

  1. Your placements do match your dishes so well! And I love the yellow napkin - really sets it off :) I'm very thankful each fall for the ability to change seasons. Seasons give structure to our lives, and while I'd love to have nice weather always, I think that would get terribly boring.

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  2. love your color choices. i plan to make these as Christmas gifts for our kids.

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  3. I love the place mats. The pockets are so creative. You always choose the prettiest fabrics.

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  4. Love the placemats! The pockets and napkins are the perfect touch to take them over the top!

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  5. Wonderful placemats! Thank you for sharing tutorial too :) I am Thankful for every day I have with family & friends & for the love, support & prayers..as I am doing Chemo this time (Radiation last two times). KNOW I am gonna conquer it again...and I am Thankful for every Momemt. :)

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  6. I am thankful for my loving husband and the great job I have....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  7. I love making placemats and your pocketed one is so pretty. Thank you for the tutorial and the pattern.

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    1. I am thankful for God's ever-present hand in my life, for His divine protection and guidance, for His mercy, His love, and His comfort.

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  8. I like those and the pockets are such a great idea. Thank you for the tutorial.

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    1. We have so much to be thankful for in our lives - our family and our health to mention only a few.

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  9. so beautiful,love the idea of add pockets.I am thankful for my family and friends.

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  10. There is usually only my husband and myself to eat and we don't have a table so we eat at the kitchen island, so placemats make it seem more like a table.

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  11. Hi April! I love this remix - and I really LOVE the whole pocket idea. I saw someone suggest they would be great for an impromptu picnic as you could wrap up your silverware and go. Also, I have that foot for the rolled hem but never saw it in use before! Happy Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  12. Beautiful placemats! I love the colors you chose!!

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  13. I am thankful for some new friends we made this summer. As an adult I find it's rare to make new friends, people to whom I instantly feel close and comfortable and begin to share easily instead of making polite small talk. That happened to me this summer and I am thankful for it.

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  14. Our son has finally found the woman he wants to marry and spend his life with, so I am thankful for that, knowing he is happy.

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  15. These placements would be perfect to make for my grandchildren. It would help keep their silverware in one spot. Thanks for the tutorial

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  16. Love the fact that your placemats match your dishes, and after I am through sewing for the 10 great grandkids, I think your placemats might be just the thing for the kids and grandkids. Thanks for the pattern and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  17. Would love to make these for the married grandkids with children. Thanks for the pattern.

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  18. I love the pockets on the place mats. Thanks for the chance to win. I am thankful for my health. :)

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  19. Such lovely placemats! Thank you for sharing. I am most thankful for close family.

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  20. I love the placemats! I'm so blessed and thankful for so much. It would take a book. The main ones are my husband surviving a major heart attack last Dec., and me surviving tongue cancer for 10 years.

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  21. Love the placemats. I am most thankful for my hubby, who has stuck by me for 45 years. We not only love each other, we are best friends.

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  22. I'm always thankful for the support of great family and friends. I love the colours you have used in your project

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  23. I am thankful for family and friends. I am thankful that I can play with fabric and thread almost every day.

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  24. I am thankful for family, friends and freedom.

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  25. I am thankful for my lovely daughter.

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  26. Omg’sh what an amazing idea to have the two pockets. I am thankful for all the creative people that keep putting amazing ideas in my mind. I am thankful for you!

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  27. Thanks to all who visited and entered my giveaway. The winner has been posted above. An email has been sent to notify the winner. Congratulations, Sharon!

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