A Quick and Easy Placemat Project

October 5, 2017By Anna AldmonAppliqué, DIY, Home Decor 1 Comment Opinion by Paid Consultant

Create a quick and easy Applique Placemat on the DreamMachine.

Simply stitch out 4 applique blocks and 2 quilted blocks to create this beautiful placemat. Use the same color thread in the bobbin to have a great looking back. Select a nice printed fabric with lots of colors and a solid fabric as background. This design only uses one color thread. Select a thread color that compliments the printed fabric. The stitched-out quilted blocks are sewn together using joining strips. Add binding and you are ready to use the placemat. I found this great fall leaves fabric and thought it would be great for a fall holiday dinner or even Thanksgiving. The placemat finishes at 12” x 18”. Make as many as you want and in different colors!

Materials for 1 Placemat: 

  • (4) – 6” x 6” print fabric for fan
  • (12) – 10 ½” x 10 ½” solid fabric for background and backing for each block
  • ¼ yd solid fabric for joining strips and binding
  • (6) Stabilizer – Embroidery Batting with Stabilizer feature; cut 2” larger than outside edge dimensions of hoop
  • Embroidery Thread – Color to compliment Print fabric
  • 6” x 6” embroidery hoop
  • Steam a Seam ¼” tape to secure joining strips

Applique Placemat

The Placemat consist of (4) quilted applique fan blocks and (2) quilted blocks. This version of the Art Deco Fan uses one fabric for the applique fan.

Embroidery Directions for Quilted Fan Block: 

  1. Hoop Embroidery Batting in the 6” x 6” hoop.
  2. Load the Quilted Fan Design. Place the background fabric on top of the Embroidery Batting. Use the basting function on the Dream Machine to secure the background fabric to the Embroidery Batting.

Applique Placemat

Applique Placemat

  1. Stitch out the Placement Stitches. Put the printed fabric on top of the Placement Stitches.
  2. After Tack Down stitches, remove hoop from embroidery machine and trim the applique fan fabric.
  3. Turn the hoop over and place the solid backing fabric right side up.
  4. Turn the hoop right side up and secure the backing fabric by placing 4 pins in each corner beyond the basting stitches.
  5. Change bobbin thread to match top thread.
  6. Return hoop to embroidery unit and stitch out quilting and Satin Stitches.
  7. Make 3 more Quilted Fan Blocks.

Applique Placemat

Applique Placemat

Applique Placemat

Embroidery Directions for Quilted Fan Block:

  1. Hoop Embroidery Batting in the 6” x 6” hoop.
  2. Load the Quilted Block Design. Place the background fabric on top of the Embroidery Batting. Use the basting function on the Dream Machine to secure the background fabric to the Embroidery Batting.

Applique Placemat

Applique Placemat

  1. Remove hoop from embroidery unit.
  2. Turn the hoop over and place the solid backing fabric right side up.
  3. Turn the hoop right side up and secure the backing fabric by placing 4 pins in each corner beyond the basting stitches.
  4. Change bobbin thread to match top thread.
  5. Return hoop to embroidery unit and stitch out quilting design.
  6. Make 1 more Quilted Block.

Applique Placemat

Assembly of Placemat: 

  1. Trim the 6 blocks and place them in the appropriate layout.

Applique Placemat

  1. Add joining strips to center quilted blocks and sew ¼” seam. Complete the joining strip process per pattern instructions.

Applique Placemat

Applique Placemat

  1. Repeat the joining strip process to join the top and bottom sections of the Placemat.

Applique Placemat

  1. Add binding to complete the Placemat.

Applique Placemat

The placemat uses 2 different blocks from Art Deco Fan Pattern which is available from Anna’s Awesome Applique Designs.

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