How to Make Quilted Placemats
Placemats are both practical and decorative and many people use them on a day-to-day basis. They are great for protecting your table from heat, moisture and scratches and, depending on the style, they can give your table a more formal feel. Plus, placemats are easier to clean than a tablecloth and can be quickly switched out depending on your mood or season. We made these quilted placemats for the table in our Outdoor Dining Area Makeover, but they are the perfect accent for an indoor or outdoor table.
We made our quilted placemats reversible so you can easily switch from one pattern to the other. The quilting gives the placemats a unique and more casual look. We used a Sunbrella® Upholstery fabric for our placemats to keep them easy to clean and stain resistant. The quilting was created by sandwiching a layer of thin, polyurethane backed foam between the two decorative fabrics. You can use either thin foam or batting for this project, both are machine washable (let air dry).
Watch the video to see step-by-step how to pattern, sew, trim and finish your own quilted placemats.
Do you use placemats every day, just for special occasions, or never? Have you ever sewn your own? Let us know in the comments!