I traced the blue placemat on a piece of newspaper, or tissue paper and used that as my pattern. Start with a 12 x 17 rectangle. Fold it in half, then in half again so the four corners all match up. Use a plate, bowl, or even an ice cream pail lid, to get a nice curved line to round off the corner. Cut along the line and unfold. There you have it...Easy pattern. Check to see that it's the right size for your dishes. They're making the plates bigger now than they used to.
|St. Pat's placemat|
A few years ago I made a set for St. Patrick's Day. Just a checked fabric top, muslin bottom and quilt batting scraps in between. I quilted along the vertical lines of the fabric design and used my serger to finish off the edge. I went around twice to get a thicker edge band.