Blog Remix – Pocket Placemats

Finishing up the sew-along for the Fat Quarter Shop’s Blog Remix event, the Pocketed Placemats pattern is on Jolly Jabber, the FQS blog.  I am delighted to be a part of this fun event.  Over the last three weeks we’ve made the tops and sewed them together with batting and backing, then turned them pillow case style.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Now, choose a complementary thread for some topstitching.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Top stitch in the ditch between the side pieces and the center block.  This is just to keep the layers together.  If you like, you can do more quilting, but this is a sew along so we will keep it simple.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Then sew a line of topstitching around the edge, catching the opening to close it.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

And, that is it!!  All done.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Ready to serve as holiday decor on your table, with napkins and flatware held nicely in the pocket.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

As reader Pat in WNY commented on the last sew-along post, these would be ideal for rolling up for a picnic on a warm Autumn day.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Change the napkin color to change the look.  These leaves can be used all through Autumn!   Now I need a second set with flowers for spring.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for including me in the Blog Remix event!!

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Check out today’s Daily Flash Sale at Fat Quarter Shop.

Pocket Placemats for FQS Remix at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I hope you enjoyed the quilt along!  Check out Jolly Jabber for more blogger versions of this classic pattern.

Note for regular readers and followers, the Teacups Quilt Along will be postponed this month to Monday to make room for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project update tomorrow.  If you’d like to see the Teacups so far, use the category links on the sidebar to see all the Teacups up to this point in the quilt along.

11 thoughts on “Blog Remix – Pocket Placemats

  1. Dian

    Great look for the Autumn tablescape. I wish I could accomplish as much as you do in the sewing arena. Great sunny Fall day here-hope the same for you!

  2. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

    Love the placemat pattern and seasonal themes will be easy to implement! When do you have time to breathe? Thanks again for another great Autumn Jubilee!!

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, These placemats are great! What a brilliant idea for adding the pocket for the utensils! I am sorry but I am so far behind on everything, my head is spinning trying to get it all going in the right direction. LOL. We also have family visiting from Wyoming and had to get the fabric/guest room all cleaned up and organized. I almost forgot, but Kevin has been asking me to give you a Turkey’s Tails Up and a Gobble Gobble because we had a whole bunch of 12 turkeys visiting us the past few days. Plus, about a mile down the road from us, in a particular field the deer and turkeys have been taking their dinner time together. It is really quite funny, yet just beautiful and relaxing at the same time. Thank you for always sharing such spectacular posts, Carole! Have a fabulous day!

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