Patchwork Fern Placemat

Materials

  • Linen fabric, 17”x14-1/2”, two
  • Osnaburg fabric, 4-1/2”x7”
  • Cotton fabric, 5”x5”, six different prints
  • Cotton quilt batting, 17”x14-1/2”, two

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Botanical Adhesive Silkscreens
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Stencil brush
  • Fusible webbing, 1/4 yd.

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paper towels, newspaper (to cover work surface), iron and pressing surface, scraper or old credit card

Directions

STEP 1

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply fusible webbing to wrong side of each 5” fabric square. Fuse squares to front (referring to photo) of one linen fabric rectangle (placemat). Machine-sew 1/8” from edges, securing fabric squares in place.

STEP 2

  • Position fern silkscreen on center of Osnaburg fabric rectangle. Load stencil brush with black paint; remove some paint from brush by blotting on paper towel. Apply paint through openings on silkscreen by pouncing up and down. Remove silkscreen to reveal design. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Apply fusible webbing to wrong side of Osnaburg screen-printed fabric. Center fabric on placemat between cotton squares. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse in place. Machine-sew 1/8” around edges. Knot thread ends.

STEP 4

  • With placemat front and remaining linen piece (placemat back) with right sides facing, and batting on top, machine-sew 1/4” around edges, leaving 3” opening on bottom edge for turning. Clip corners and seam allowance.

STEP 5

  • Turn right side out. Tuck seam allowance back through opening. Press.

STEP 6

  • Machine topstitch around placemat, sewing opening closed.

Tip

  • 1. An old credit card or scraper can also be used instead of a stencil brush. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on silkscreen to use this technique when applying paint.
by Rebekah Meier
Patchwork Fern Placemat
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