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?
Now you have a cute little placemat and napkin set! I’d LOVE to see any you make up – feel free to share them on my FB page or tag me on Instagram!
Susan R says
These are adorable! Thank you for sharing! I’ve been a fan of yours for awhile now and always enjoy some cute inspiration!
These are so cute. Love the scallops. Thank you for the tute.
So very cute! I am sitting outside my camper right now wishing I had my sewing machine and some fabric to start these during the hottest part of the day. Love the fabric and thank you so much for the pattern!!
Karren Haller says
Bev, you remind me of my grandmother, always making some sort of quilting project. These turned out so cute, I love the little camper, soooo cute!!!
Dont forget to share on #OMHGFF this week!!!
Have a great weekend!
ADORABLE! Thank You for sharing these cuties and for the tutorial. I love your little table and the photos of your charming little dining area. So Sweet! I would love to makes these placemats and napkins.
These are great! And a wonderful way to use that camping fabric.
Linda Paige Tolis says
So darling Bev! You inspire me to sew again.
Super Mom - No Cape! says
These are soo pretty… from the fussy cutting to the scalloped border!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
These are so cute and colourful Bev I just love them. Thanks for sharing at #BloggersPitStop and have a great week.
These are too cute I love the camper!!! Sharing on Twitter. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
These are so adorable, Bev!
These are adorable. I love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?
Wishes for tasty dishes,
Super cute, I love everything about these. And thanks for the tips for fussy cutting, it’s a technique I’m hoping to try out soon.
These are so cute with the scalloped border and running stitches! :)
Checking out Pinterest today and saw your lovely placemats. Have been wondering how to do the curve edging for ages. So thank you for showing how to! I will refer back to this page in the future.
These are so pretty and looks easy to make, except for the scalloped edge. Do u have a pattern for the scalled border. I am afraid I wouldnt cut them very equal free hand. Thank u for any tips and for sharing.