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From Cedar Quilt Co.:

Introducing: The Playful Placemats pattern! This is a FREE quilted placemats pattern for our newsletter subscribers, you can download it by filling out the form here. This pattern offers 24 unique quilted placemat designs using the same 24 half square triangle pieces. For those who don't know, the half square triangle (or HST) is one of the main building blocks in quilting! This pattern teaches you how to efficiently make these building blocks and all the fun ways you can put them together to make designs that appeal to you.  

The Inspiration: I chose to design placemats because I made the mistake of taking on a HUGE bed sized quilt project for my first foray into quilting. While I did muddle through, I really wish I had started smaller. Quilted placemats are so fun and easy to make. They are also practical and stylish! It really is the perfect first project. You can make one placemat as an experiment, two-four as a set, or make a dozen for a special occasion. This project is very flexible and the stakes are low. You can have fun and learn as you sew!

The Fabrics: The Playful Placemats pattern uses three different colors paired with a background fabric. The three colors help us to make the various configurations really pop. You can use yardage, fat quarters, or scraps for this project. You also get to choose a fabric for the back of the placemats too, and yes, these can be used with either side up!

Finished Dimensions: 18" x 12"