Here’s a great bunch of placemat tutorials and patterns that you can make to protect the kitchen table, most are for sewing but there’s a nice selection of no-sew versions as well. Everything’s in this bunch, easy to wipe laminated or oilcloth mats, quilted mats, patchwork, appliques, easy felt mats and more (even some just for kids). Enjoy!
Quilted: Beautiful design that’s a great project for beginner quilters. Free pdf pattern download.
Reversible Oilcloth: Both sew and no-sew methods (using fabric glue). Makes 4 placemats using oilcloth and edges finished with pinking shears.
Quilted Jelly Roll: 4 placemats made with 13 jelly rolls (for the top), binding and trimmed with ric-rac. Lined with binding and backed with fabric.
Quilted Holiday: Three fun Christmas patterns, choose from applique themes of bells, mittens and stars. Each has a free pdf pattern download.
Take Along Placemat: Cotton fabric print for top and bottom and padded with felt inbetween. Features individual pockets for utensils and fabric ties to roll up.
Burlap Apple: No-sew! These are made by painting on the apple design (with fabric paint) and gluing on the fabric leaf. Edges are finished by pulling threads for a fringe.
Simple: Made with heavy-weight cotton or canvas, two pieces sewn together finished with a nice double-stitched edging. Sample size is for kids but easy to adjust for grownups.
Traveling Placemat Tutorial: Pockets for utensils, kid-friendly dishes and napkins and features fabric ties. Great for picnics.
Reversible Laminated Fabric: No-sew. Fuse fabric to interfacing & then laminate over top so they are wipeable.
Design Roll: Quilted with assorted fabric strips 2.5″ wide, fabric for backing and heavy weight fusible interfacing, finished with bias tape binding.
Gingham: Tutorial for a quick & easy placemat using a colorful gingham fabric (for both sides), lined with fusible batting or fleece and topstitched around the border.
Modern: Each placemat requires forty pyramids to complete
the top. The pyramids are a mix of contrasting colors and a single neutral to act as a background.
Quilted Mat: Features rounded corners, finished size measures approximately 17.5″ x 13.5″.
With Coaster Set: Nice and thick made with a variation of the grit stitch, make with matching coasters (pattern provided).