Easy Sewing for St Patrick’s Day: Placemats by Tara Reed

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Shamrock paintings by Tara Reed used on fabric
St Patrick’s Day Placemats to sew - art by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs
St Patrick’s Day Placemat Panel and shamrock fabrics by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

☘️ Easy Sewing for St Patrick’s Day: Make Placemats in a Snap with a Fabric Panel

Top of the mornin’ to ya!  The Irish in me is dancing a jig I’m so excited to break out these placemats for March!

The 6 placemat designs for March and Saint Patrick’s Day are the latest installment of the Monthly Placemat Program I created  for Riley Blake Designs.

The placemats include 3 with artwork and 3 with art and quotes: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, In this house we create our own luck and Friends & Family can always be found at the end of the rainbow.

This video is less than a minute and gives you a quick peek at the placemat designs and coordinating shamrock prints.

I was short on time to sew these together and had to make a choice: traditional binding and simple quilting or simple placemat assembly and some fun free motion quilting. (You can probably guess which I chose just by the way I described my options!)

I layered batting – back fabric face up – placemat fabric face down and sewing them all together. Then I turned, pressed and topstitched around the edge before doing some free motion quilting.

See my blog post with 🎥 video tutorial for more specific instructions on making placemats without binding.

Just because they are designed as placemats doesn’t mean that’s all you can do with them – that’s the beauty of sewing, so many options. Use the designs for quilts, pillows, wall hangings and more.


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Happy Sewing & Happy St Patrick’s Day!

🧵 ☘️ 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!


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2 responses to “Easy Sewing for St Patrick’s Day: Placemats by Tara Reed”

  1. Love the placemats. Green is actually my favorite color.

    1. Thank you and if you love green – St Patrick’s Day will never disappoint!

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