Hi all! I have another fun new fabric line to show off! I used this adorable Glamperlicious line of fabrics from Samantha Walker and Riley Blake Designs to make up these cute new Scalloped Nine Patch Retro Style Placemats! Aren’t they fun? They’re great for showing off these sweet campers and prints but they’d be perfect for any prints you want to show off – or even as a scrapbuster project.
I love how they look on my little retro enamel table! They’re perfect for a little breakfast or lunch table since they’re square and don’t take up too much space.
I hand quilted these with some DMC Pearl Cotton Red thread, I love the pops of color that thread adds. But you could definitely machine quilt it if that’s more your jam. It would look so cute either way.
Don’t let that scalloped border worry either – it’s really simple to do. If you’ve put in piping or a pom pom trim on a pillow it’s the same method! So let’s get started!
Scalloped Nine Patch Retro Style Placemats Tutorial
- Fat quarter bundle of Glamperlicous fabrics
- 1 yard Glamper Dots in Red
- 1 yard light batting
- DMC Pearl Cotton Red
- White Fabric – 1/4 yard
- For napkins – 1 yard will make 4 napkins
- Scalloped Placemat Border Pattern
Cut the nine patch squares at 3 1/2″ square. To help with your fussy cutting, tape off a 3 1/2″ square on a clear ruler, then you can easily see what your square will look like.
You can cut out your square at this point, or you can trace your square with a washable marker and double-check the layout. Then cut out your squares.
Cut out 9 squares per placemat and sew them together in a 9 patch square.
Cut your white strips out. You’ll need two strips 1 3/4″ x 9″ and 1 3/4″ x 12″. Sew the short strips along the bottom of the nine patch and the longer strips along the sides. Press the seams towards the center.
For each placemat, cut out two scalloped borders. Place them right sides together and sew along the outside scalloped edge. Clip the corners and curves and turn right side out. Press.
Cut a 12″ piece of batting and place the front placemat piece face up on top of it. Place the border over the front and line up the raw edges of the scalloped frame with the edges of the white border strips. Clip the inside corners of the frame about 1/4″ to help the corners to fit. Sew in place with a 1/8″ seam, moving the corners of the frame out of the way as you go around each corner.
Cut the back fabric piece at 12″ square. Place the back right side together with the front pieces. Make sure the border is tucked to the inside. Sew around the outside with a 1/4″ seam, leaving an opening on the bottom of about 5 or 6 inches. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Press.
Tuck the back under 1/4″ and sew the opening closed.
Machine or hand quilt the placemat. I did a simple running stitch around each square and the border.
The napkins are super easy to do too! Cut out an 18″ square for every napkin you want to make. Sew a small hem on each side – and that’s it! Sooo quick right?