Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ruby Star Spring Placemats

I wonder if you recall Sunday Stash #114 which featured Ruby Star Spring by Melody Miller?  These fabrics are such fun, and I thought it might be interesting (and a little quirky) to feature some of these "beasts" on a set of place mats.

Placemats are relatively quick to make, and much like a mini quilt you still get to play around with the patchwork piecing as well as the quilting.  For these placemats I have used the "Quilt As You Go" technique which ensures that you can create interesting quilting grids without having to stop/start in the middle of the project.

For the back of the placemats I have fussy cut four different panels that are part of the Ruby Star Spring fabric collection.  The size of these panels determined the finished size of the placemat:  11 inches x 15 inches.  These prints are definitely my favorite design from the Ruby Star Spring range.

I have also used the bagging out technique as per this tutorial for making a quilt without binding, to finish off the placemat.  A placemat or mini-quilt is a great place to start if you are interested in experimenting with this tutorial.

Now listed in my Etsy StoreSet of FOUR Ruby Star Placemats - Reversible  SOLD!

I hope you're having a great sewing week!


  1. hi Rita, LOVE them, bought them!! I was only online for a couple of minutes, so how lucky am I! Thanks so very much.

  2. Wow these are amazing! Love what you did with the fabrics:).

  3. Beautiful! I'm not surprised they sold so quickly!

  4. Those are great! I love the bold patterns!

  5. Wow, I love them! What a perfect use for such beautiful fabrics!

  6. You did such a lovely job with these, Rita! I love the backs too.


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