Saturday, June 26, 2010

Easy Patriotic Placemats

Easy Patriotic Placemats

Download the pdf for free HERE
•navy or royal blue solid placemats.
• ( I bought mine at Walmart this week on clearance for 75¢)
•scraps about 6" or less in Red and White
•matching thread
•paper scissors
•star template or star cookie cutter

•Here is an example of 2 that I made.
My Walmart has several colors of these placemats.
 The regular price is $1.78 each.
•Remove any stickers or labels from your placemats and set aside.
•My picture is dark here, they are really more royal blue.
•Make a cardboard or plastic template.
•Trace the star design on to the smooth paper side of the Heat n Bond with a pencil.
• 4 large stars
• 8 small stars
•Cut out stars leaving a 1/4" excess around the drawn pattern.
•choose a few scraps of  reds and whites.
•Iron the stars to the WRONG side of the fabric scraps.
•Cut out on the line.
 •Remove the paper
•Iron to the placemat as shown.
•Using coordinating thread (I used white), sew 1/8 inch along the edge.
•There is Heat N Bond holding the appliques but I like the stitching for decorative look and help the placemat hold up IF I have to wash them repeatedly.
Here's a close up.

Click on the picture to print the template or HERE for the pdf to print.

Again 2 of the finished placemats.

And the setting at the table.
Wish I had more time to make projects this weekend. 
Only time will tell.


Mary Grace McNamara said...

Just darling, and so quick and easy! Great idea!


Unknown said...

Great idea and really cute!

Marie said...

Thanks for the quick and easy tutorial, Vickie. So bright and really easy.


Sarah Craig said...

Cute cute cute!! Now it's off to Wal-Mart I go!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and a great idea.

Annie said...

How easy was that! I'm making my own version this holidays

SewCalGal said...

Lovely. Great idea!

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Certainly one of my favorite holidays!


Karmen said...

Oh, so that is how to use Heat N Bond properly. I wish I had seen this post yesterday. Karmen

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love them! Have a happy weekend! :-)

Sandy said...

Cute, easy project! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I Love these!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

How did I miss this?? TOO CUTE, Vickie! thanks for sharing the idea. I really like that one.

AnnML said...

These are really nice! I wonder if they would make a nice class auction project for our school. Each child could cut out a star and we could make a set of 8 patriotic place mats. Thanks for sharing the how-to details!