Super cute watermelon placemats
My mother-in-law’s birthday was Wednesday. She said she didn’t want us to buy her anything, so I decided to make something.
My boss saw watermelon placemats at a quilt shop on vacation and, thinking of me, got a copy of the pattern. The placemats are actually quite easy to make. I fused fleece to the wrong side of the green fabric for the back to make the rind. Then I sewed 1.5-inch strips of red fabric to the fleece side of the placemat using a flip and sew method.
The flip and sew method doesn’t lend itself to quick assembly line sewing, but it did take care of the quilting at the same time as I sewed on the red strips of fabric. Lastly I used straight edge red binding across the top of the watermelon and bias edge green binding on the curved edge for the rind.
They turned out really well and I have enough fabric to make more, so I think I may make another set to sell on Etsy.