Pretty Christmas Pillows & Placemats

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Get ready for the holidays and show off those 4″ Christmas Countdown blocks! 

Merry Present Placemat

12″ x 18″

Fabric Requirement per Placemat

Red Fabric – 1/4 yard

White Fabric – Fat Quarter

Backing Fabric – Fat Quarter

One 4 1/2″ unfinished block

Batting

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:

(2) 18 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 10 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

(1) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

(1) 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

(2) 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

 

From the white fabric, cut:

(1) 4″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 12″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 4″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 3″ X 3 1/2″ rectangle

(1) 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ square

Assembly

Block Unit

Sew a red 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle to each side of the 4 1/2″ block. Sew a red 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle to the top and bottom of the block. 

Sew a white 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle to the side of the block unit using the diagram below for placement.

Top Row

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew the 4″ x 1 ” white rectangle to the 1 1/2″ red square. Sew the 12″ x 1 1/2″ white rectangle to the other side.

Below Block Unit

Using the diagram below as a guide, sew the 4″ x 3 1/2″ white rectangle to the 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ red rectangle. Sew the 3″ x 3 1/2″ white rectangle to the other side.

Using the diagram below, assemble the units to complete the placemat center.

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles to each side of the placemat center.

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangles to the top and bottom of the placemat center.

Finishing

Lay the front of the placemat on top of a 12″ x 18″ rectangle of batting.

Lay the 12 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ backing rectangle on the top of the front of the placemat, right sides together. 

Sew around the edges of the placemat leaving a hole for turning.

Trim the corners and turn the placemat right side out.

Stitch the hole closed. Quilt as desired.

 

 

Three Blocks Placemat or Pillow

12″ x 18″ (Pillow 18″ x 18″)

Fabric Requirements per Placemat

Red Fabric – 1/4 yard

White Fabric – 1/8 yard

Backing – Fat Quarter

Three 4 1/2″ unfinished blocks

Batting

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:

(2) 18 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles (for the pillow cut these 18 1/2″ by 5 1/2″)

(2) 18 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

From the white fabric, cut:

(2) 18 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangles

Assembly

Using the color diagram above as a guide, sew a 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ red rectangle strip to each side of the center 4 1/2″ block. Sew a block to each side of the previous unit.

Sew the 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ red rectangles to each end of the row.

Sew a 1 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ red rectangle to the top and bottom of the row.

Sew a 1 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ white rectangle to the top and bottom of the row.

Sew a 2 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ red rectangle to the top and bottom of the row to complete the placemat.

Finishing

Lay the front of the placemat on top of a 12″ x 18″ rectangle of batting.

Lay the 12 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ backing rectangle on the top of the front of the placemat, right sides together. 

Sew around the edges of the placemat leaving a hole for turning.

Trim the corners and turn the placemat right side out.

Stitch the hole closed. Quilt as desired.

 

 

Block Wrap Pillow

18″ x 18″

Fabric Requirements

Red Fabric – 1/4 yard

White Fabric – 1/8 yard

Backing – 2/3 yard

Stuffing

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:

(2) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ squares

(2) 6 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ rectangles

(2) 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

 

From the white fabric, cut:

(2) 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

(4) 11 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

Assembly

Sew a 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ red square to a 6 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ white rectangle. Sew a 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ red rectangle to the white rectangle. Make 2.

Sew a 11 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ white rectangle to a 11 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ red rectangle. Make 2.

Using the diagram above, assemble the units together with the 4 1/2″ block. 

Finishing

Lay the pillow front on top of the 18″ x 18″ batting square. Quilt as desired.

Lay the backing on the top of the pillow front, right sides together. Sew around the edge of the quilt leaving a hole for turning and stuffing. 

Turn, stuff, and stitch the hole closed.

 

 

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