placemats for andrea

During the corona lockdown times, I have more time for sewing and quilting. Andrea asked. If I could make her a set of placemats. Something geometrical, maybe triangles. And in her her favourite colours : blues, pinks, purples and turquoise.

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I have seen this pattern some time ago on Craftsy/Bluprint, and saved this project for later. The pattern is by Jess Toye and the name is Thirty-Two Carat Paper-Piecing Pattern. I loved the design, and this is the right pattern for Andrea’s placemats.

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Jesse has written the pattern instructions very well. In the pattern she explains both cutting and paper-piecing steps. Jesse has also included in the pdf file a few project ideas with this paper-pieced block. From placemats to a king size quilt and with different color options. Thanks to my fabric on stock, I could choose the (hopefully) right colours for Andrea.

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Quilted with the walking foot in straight lines, 1/2″ apart. I have used quilting cotton thread King Tut 40/3 from Superior Threads, variegated color 939

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Binding is Kona Solid in Bright Pink. To attach the binding I have used Mettler cotton quilting thread 40, color 959.

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The backing fabric is once more Bomull calico from IKEA, 100% unbleached cotton.

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Placemat size : 12″ x 18″ / paper-pieced unit size : 3″ x 9″


Thanks for visiting, keep safe and carry on sewing

barbora   flower small skalabara quilts

8 comments on “placemats for andrea

  1. Invisibly Me says:

    These are fantastic, I’m sure Andrea will love them. Very pretty design, nice and vibrant for spring and summer, and a little colour is what we all need right now. Nicely done! 😊
    Caz x


  2. I always admires people who could do quilting.
    These place mates are so cheerful 🙂

    Happy to follow your blog, Barbora.
    Stay safe, happy quilting. xx


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  3. OMG — I just put that pattern on my to do list! I’m a bit obsessed with paper piecing right now — I plan on using fall colors –your color choices are absolutely beautiful! Have a great weekend!


    • barbora says:

      Thanks! It took me some time before I got confident to start with paper piecing. I love it, it’s so much fun and has different designs compared to the “classical” patchwork patterns. Looking forward to see your colours!

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  4. That’s really nice!!! Congrats, you are gifted 🙂

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  5. Such pretty placemats!

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