Pretty stitching takes a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. These traditional linen placemats include eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread.
Home décor fabric is a great choice for table linens. Motifs tend to be bigger and tones more dramatic, plus it’s thicker and more durable – good qualities for this table runner. To soften, we added deep ruffles in a handkerchief linen.
The idea of a dresser cloth might seem a bit old-fashioned, but it not only helps protect the wood surface from hairbrush dings and perfume spills, it also lends a lovely splash of color. Ours has a very vintage vibe.
A handy, keep-clean trick as you begin to go out and about. Lay out these laminated mats: one as a surface for your meal, another to sit on. When done, simply wipe clean with a sanitizing spray, re-roll, and drop back in your bag.
Bound all around and featuring accent bands and elegant tassels at each end, this table runner is perfect for a formal tabletop setting. It finishes at approximately 86½” x 15″. Choose a metallic cotton for the prettiest sparkle.
These clever mats are an outdoor version of the mug rug. There’s a full-width pocket and a grommet for hanging when not in use. Hold utensils or slip in a paperback to hold your place on a breezy day. Outdoor fabric adds durability.
Dining out these days might mean your own backyard. Outdoor dining takes a little creativity in order to keep everything from blowing away. These darling, durable placemats have built-in pockets to hold flatware and/or napkins.
The beauty of this solid color runner is in the texture of the pleated squares side by side with the plain squares. The tutorial also shows you a fun way to create mitered corners without using a separate binding strip.
We’re all eating in right now! Maybe it’s time to amp up the wattage of your tabletop with these colorful placemats. A hand running stitch in a thick floss across the bottom panels adds a subtle dash of texture.
By emphasizing a large motif and using a contrasting fabric for the borders, this placemat design creates the perfect frame for your favorite place setting. Adapt your fabric choices to go from everyday to elegant.
Download free embroidery designs to add delicate autumn leaves to table linens (and more). Learn two hemming techniques: narrow double-fold hem with diagonal point corners plus a wider hem with full mitered corners.
These pretty placemats are sweet enough to eat. The design is perfect for leftover jelly roll strips or cut your own strips from scraps. Decorative stitching ties the rows together and holds all the layers in place.
Pretty patchwork with pie-shaped wedges spins into a full circle. There are free downloadable patterns for the front wedges and the back circle. A Janome Circular Sewing Attachment gave us those perfect concentric quilting circles.
A mug rug is like a mini placemat with just the right amount of room for a mug and a few little treats. Ours features pretty patchwork on one side with custom embroidery (a free download) on the opposite side’s pocket and napkin.