Quick and Easy Place-mats
I love making place-mats! And when a friend and I started talking about doing place-mats with the 10 degree ruler I had to give it a try. I took a look at some fabrics that I thought would look good together.
All you need is nine Fat Quarters and 2 meters of backing fabric to make 8 place-mats. Iron each of the Fat Quarters to get them ready for cutting. I cut a 13.5 inch strip out of each Fat Quarters. I stacked three strips and started cutting the wedges out. To get 8 wedges from each of the Fat Quarters you will need to flip the ruler - cut wedge and then flip to cut the next wedge and flipped again continue doing till 8 wedges are cut.
The 10 degree ruler by Phillips Fiber Art.
Once you have all the wedges cut lay out the wedges.
Once you are happy with the layout you can start to sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam.
Iron the seams to one side. Iron your backing fabric and place the place-mats right side together on the backing fabric. Cut out the backing fabric using the place-mat tops as your pattern.
Do the same with the batting. Once you have everything cut out you are ready to sew around the outer edge leave an opening so that you can turn them right side out. Iron and then top stitch the outer edge to close up opening. You can quilt them any way you would like, or you can just stitch in the ditch.
These place-mats were fun. quick to made, unique and they make great gifts.