happy placemat tutorials

November 04, 2014

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

Happy November! I’m so excited that Fall is finally here! I have been wanting to make placemats for a couple of years out of my fabric. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time. I decided to use my Remix prints in the placemats. And of course, they look really yummy with Kona solids. A special thanks to Brooke for working with me on the placemats. We worked on six different placemat designs.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

I realize that this Thanksgiving tablescape idea is a bit different from the typical warm colors you find this time of year. But, I love my pinks, yellows and blue, even in the Fall.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

There’s a total of 6 FREE placemat tutorials, which you can find below.


ann kelle flying geese placemat

ann kelle heart placemat tutorial

The “Flying Geese” and “Pixelated Heart” placemats are smaller versions of the free Robert Kaufman quilt tutorials, which you can find here and here.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

We kept the quilting pretty simple on all the placemats.

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

The placemats are also reversible! I used solids on the backs of most of them. I just love the quilting on these!

ann kelle fabrics / placemat tutorial

These placemats came out so bright and happy! I actually kept the table set up like this for a couple days. (I’m thinking of hanging them up on the wall, when I’m not using them).

Grab all the free tutorials below!

Pixelated Heart Placemat Tutorial (based on Robert Kaufman’s “Pixelated Heart” Quilt tutorial)
Herringbone Placemat Tutorial
Plus Placemat Tutorial
Flying Geese Placemat Tutorial (based on Robert Kaufman’s free “Remixed Geese” Quilt tutorial)
Stripe Placemat Tutorial
Triangle Placemat Tutorial

(photos by Kelle)

posted by kelle at 7:11 am
(9) Comments

9 Comments

  1. Laurie says:

    Wow- what a gorgeous table and I love all of the place mats!

  2. So incredibly gorgeous! All my favorite happy colors. I have such a talented friend. 🙂

  3. […] Placemats Ann Kelle has six different versions of her delightful Happy Placemats, all with free tutorials. Mix and match and spread some […]

  4. Jen says:

    I love it. Happy colours and wonderful designs