How to make Quilted Fabric Placemats with Binding

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trimming quilted placemat to size
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Fall is my Favorite Color placemat by Tara Reed


Happy Thanksgiving placemat by Tara Reed

If you’ve been looking for a tutorial for sewing placemats from a Placemat Fabric Panel – like the 12 monthly panels that are part of a collection I created for Riley Blake Designs – you’ve come to the right place. 

This video tutorial will also be helpful if you want to make quilted placemats from any fabric – simply substitute an 11” x 18” piece of fabric for the front and the rest will be the same. I also cover how to make quilt binding (that you will use for your placemats in this case) and tricks to get great corners and how to connect the two ends perfectly. 


Ask for the fabrics where you love to buy Riley Blake Designs fabrics.

I’ve created a pdf download with the supply list and cutting requirements for your convenience.


  • 32 secs – Fabric Requirements & Cutting Directions
  • 2:41 – Layering the Fabrics
  • 3:49 – Quilting the Placemat
  • 5:25 – free motion quilting (totally optional but I show you what I do)
  • 7:03 – Trimming the Placemat to Size
  • 7:50 – Making Binding
  • 10:46 – Sewing the Binding onto the Placemat
  • 11:49 – How to Fold the Binding at the Corners to get Sharp, Mitered Corners
  • 13:59 – Joining the ends of the binding to the perfect size every time
  • 19:18 – Finishing the Binding – Hand or Machine Binding
  • 26.16 – See all 6 placemats for November in the Monthly Placemat Program from Riley Blake Designs 

Sewing placemats for each month of the year is a great way to add some fun to the table without taking up a lot of storage space!

Because they are so useful they would make great wedding gifts to get the new couple started, hostess gifts and more.


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✂️  Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!


See all of the Monthly Placemat Panels >


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