Beach Themed Round Placemats
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Beach Themed Placemats

After finding a wonderful tutorial on sewing circular quilted placemats and practicing on a set, this weekend I was ready to sew the requested round placemats. Using the beach as a color pallet inspiration, I pulled this lovely bunch at my local quilt shop:

Beach Themed Fabric Pull

Beach Themed Fabric Pull

Piecing the placemats was a breeze, and I quilted them with an all over loose swirl that looks like waves in the ocean.

Beach Themed Round Placemats

Beach Themed Round Placemats

The binding for these placemats was a tighter weave than I used previously, so it puckered the placemats a bit more in the first wash, but a quick ironing has straightened everything out and after a few uses, these are going to be soft and perfect straight out of the wash.

Beach Themed Round Placemats - Backing and Quilting Detail

Beach Themed Round Placemats – Backing and Quilting Detail

I gifted the woven placemats that I made 2 weeks ago to my brother and sister-in-law after I quickly made 2 more to bring the set up to a total of 6 placemats. They sent me photograph of them on their kitchen table. The pool in their backyard looks pretty wonderful to me, too!

Woven Placemats - In Use

Woven Placemats – In Use

0 thoughts on “Beach Themed Placemats

  1. Renee says:

    Ooooh both placemats are very pretty! I love the idea of quilted placemats, but the kids are SO messy still, I’d have to wash them every day…so I’ll wait a few more years on that.

  2. Jasmine says:

    I love the wave quilting on the beach placemats. And have I told you that I love those woven placemats?

  3. kittywilkin says:

    How great of them to send you a photo of the placemats in their new home!! That’s the best! All your placemat making fervor is making me think I need to put aside my current projects and whip up some placemats for our table!

  4. I love the wave quilting. I am woefully inept at FMQ

  5. Vera says:

    Those are truly beach color. I wish I had beach near by :-) Your quilting is great!

  6. Liz says:

    Great quilting! And I’m liking the placemat projects. So satisfying to have a bunch of quicker finishes!

  7. Liz says:

    Great placemats! I think the quilting is fantastic, and fits perfectly with the theme. It’s gotta be nice to have a bunch of quicker finishes, too!

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