Woven Placemats - Quilting Detail

Woven Placemats


I had previously made myself a set of 4 placemats using this tutorial by Alissa. I wanted another quick stash busting project on Sunday afternoon, and I decided to use her tutorial as a starting point, but I modified it a bit.

Woven Placemats - Set of 4
Woven Placemats – Set of 4

The biggest change is that I switched the side for the vertical inserts. I really love the woven look this pattern creates, and using the tight basket weave print for the background felt like a fun fabric choice. The pattern is really just a slice and insert pattern, so I opted to only insert one thin stripe at the end instead of two. I also had to trim these down a bit more than Alissa’s pattern calls for. A girl only has so much scrap batting around…

Woven Placemats - Backing
Woven Placemats – Backing

I think the plain back is also pretty lovely in its own way.

Woven Placemats - Quilting Detail
Woven Placemats – Quilting Detail

I straight line stitched the placemats in a very fine, matchstick kind of grid using an off-white Aurifil thread I got when I attended SewDown Portland. I am very confused by my sewing machine. She has been changing her mind a lot about the type of thread she wants me to use. Maybe I can use Aurifil after all… Regardless, the quilting really blends in and you have to look pretty closely to see it at all.

Woven Placemats
Woven Placemats

Overall, these were a quick and fun project that should dress up a table setting and were a great way to use up more of my fabric stash. πŸ™‚


  • The background fabric is a great choice to match with the woven effect!! I really need to make myself some placemats, but I have some super fun ones already so I’ve never really bothered lol! They do seem like great scrap busters… and it’s not like I really need more cushions πŸ˜€

  • Oh question, I was just snooping in your etsy store to check out your prices. How did you decide on price? I have a few quilts in the making I’m thinking of selling and i definitely do not want to undersell myself. Your prices seem reasonable to me and were close to what I was thinking of (though in Aus $$ and not US but they seem similar) though because my mum was here she’s all “that’s too much you’d never sell it!!” so I don’t know LOL πŸ™‚

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