Four Patch Table Mat

Four Patch Table Mat

This is a super quick project which you can whip up from leftovers in no time. It can also be a good opportunity to test out some FMQ ??? Or not….

Obviously, this can be adjusted in size according to your need or  fabric.  This self binding technique will improve efficiency.   A nice quick addition to your table or gift (add an artisanal  sourdough loaf or posy of flowers)  for a perfect partner.

In this instance, I have used some of my precut 5″ squares…

Obsession with Pre Cuts / Make Your Own

This is how I do it.

Sew  four of 5″x 5″ squares into a four patch.  That would make a block of 9 1/2″ square. Cut a square of fabric at least 2″ larger all around, 13 1/2″ square.  Cut a square of batting a little larger than the 9 1/2″ square.

Lay the 13 1/2″ fabric square wrong side up. Centre the batting.  Centre the four patch, right side up.  Pin the three layers together.  Quilt as desired.  Trim back the batting.   Fold in the backing in to meet the edge of the batting and four patch. Fold forward again, mitiring the corners as you go. Machine top stitch in place. That’s it!  I made this one for my son, hence the boy colours.  Don’t you just love those poppies opening up?

2 thoughts on “Four Patch Table Mat”

  1. I just came across your web page – I am dizzy with delight in finding your beautiful scrap quilting and everything else that you make – how do you find the time!
    I love scrap quilting – but I am not a quilter and everything takes me a long time to make- bags are my favourite and postage stamps table mats – take forever but ‘love is love’
    I would like to follow some of your ideas on block building – if I may. I generally do my own thing and everything I make is usually without rhyme or rhythm.

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