Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tutorial ~ Double Sided Placemats with Riley Blake Designs Home Decor Fabric

Have you seen the beautiful home décor fabric line by Riley Blake Designs? They have great selections, but I must say that my most favorite line is Patty Young Home Dec. There are 10 gorgeous colors to choose from and they are a perfect mix of classic and modern. I knew what I wanted to make, but I really had a hard time deciding which color to pick for the project. I finally chose Aqua Vivid and Navy Vivid, those are the colors that I am most likely to use for placemats. The great things about this project is how easy and quick it is to sew and you feel like you are getting 2 sets of placemats instead of 1!

Are you ready to jump in and start?

{You will need}

2 different fabric 1 1/4 yard each (they are 54" wide)
Thread (I just used cream)

{How to}

1. Fold each fabric in half vertically and cut out three 14 1/2" strips. Take two strips from each color and put them together with right sides on the cutting table. You will have three sets of strips.

2. Cut two 19 1/2"wide rectangles from each strip set. Then, you will end up with six sets of rectangles.

3. Leaving a 4" opening on one side, sew all around the rectangle with 1/4" seam.

4. Trim off the corners so that the finished corners will look prettier without excess fabric. Turn the fabric inside out. Press with iron.

5. Top stitch all around the placemat with 1/8" seam.

Sew 5 more...

This home décor fabric is very nice to the touch and easy to get the wrinkles out compared to other home décor fabrics I have dealt with in the past.

Here are some picture of table settings I did one afternoon to see what they would look like. With vivid Aqua I got my white dishes out and set the table.

With the Vivid Navy, I think white dishes with strong pink peony, gold accent would be beautiful too, but since I have some Japanese dishes and that's what I use often, I decided to try that type of table setting.

So what do you think? I think placemats are an easy and fun way to give a splash of color to your table. Head over to Riley Blake Designs to see more color options! :)

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  1. Thanks! I forget, sometimes, that I need to compare my projects to Pier 1, not WalMart. These are beautiful and will make great gifts.

  2. I love they are double sided. The table setting you made up really demonstrated how effective the 2 different colours can work. Lovely post thank you for sharing.

  3. Such lovely fabric, Sachiko. The placemats look very stylish.

  4. This is so pretty! love it. Thanks a lot for sharing with us :)

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