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15 DIY Placemats: Dress Up Your Dinner Table

15 DIY Placemats: Dress Up Your Dinner Table

There is no faster, easier way to spruce up a meal than to add some DIY placements to your table settings. Placemats are a great way to set the tone for any meal. Are you:

  • Throwing your kid a birthday party? Learn how to make easy placemats that are perfect for kids to play with and spill all over (and even more perfect for keeping clean-up quick).
     
  • Hosting a holiday dinner with the whole family? We have the perfect placemat patterns for holiday decorating year-round.
     
  • Just looking for something to protect your table from spills and stains? We can teach you how to sew a placemat in under half an hour. Done and done!

DIY placemats are among the most fun sewing projects you can make, in part because they're so easily adaptable and varied. A clever quilter can turn sewing placemats into an art, making dozens of new and different projects from the same base design. Use these placemat patterns as inspiration, or follow them to the letter; whichever you choose, your table will thank you!

Table of Contents

How to Make Easy Placemats
Art Projects for Kids
Placemat Sewing Tutorials for Holiday Entertaining

 

How to Make Easy Placemats

Hands down, these are the absolute best DIY placemat patterns you'll find. Quick, easy, and beautiful, placemats like these belong in just about any dining room.

Delightful Dresden Flower PlacematsRetro Rows Placemat

  1. Delightful Dresden Flower Placemats - Simply use layer cake leftovers and Dresden plate pattern to paper piece a series of dainty flower quilt patterns to match your table topper or table runner pattern.
     
  2. Retro Rows Placemats - Simply cut your fat quarter quilt patterns into rows and use this tutorial featuring strip quilt piecing to fit everything together!
     
  3. Pretty Piecey Placemats - This simple quilt project is simply stunning in the way it allows all levels of quilters to create a lovely, but sturdy piecework quilt design. 
     
  4. Style with Chevrons Placemat - Add just the right amount of detail to your table decor with scraps of fabric that you'll simply cut into half square triangle quilt patterns.
     
  5. Pretty Placemat Tutorial - These placemat instructions show you how to make a beginner-friendly quilt block to liven up a plain-looking placemat that is in need of some beauty.
     
  6. Simple and Quick Handy Placemats - Skip a trip to the store by making your own tableware with this tutorial. Use strip quilt piecing to speed up the process and ensures that you'll be done in time for dinner.

 

Art Projects for Kids

Make these adorable personalized placemats for kids! These fun, bright, and easy-to-make table settings are perfect for families with little ones running around. They'll make cleaning up a breeze and keep dinnertime fun (even when it's time to eat the vegetables).

DIY Chalkboard PlacematsEggciting Mug Rug

  1. DIY Chalkboard Placemat - All you need for this project is a little bit of fabric and chalkboard paint. Use funky and colorful fabric so that the kids will be excited to engage with these awesome do-it-yourself placemats!
     
  2. Eggciting Table Topper - Mug rug patterns this clever are truly rare. You can make a whole set for your dining room; no one will forget to keep their place clean with such noticeable mug rug patterns on the table.
     
  3. Perfect Patchwork Placemats - Why not give your home  a little bit more color? Create an eye-catching pattern easily with this free patchwork quilt pattern that works especially well with contrasting fabrics.
     
  4. Hugs Placemat - The heart, polka dots, and "hugs" appliques in this quilted placemat pattern will let your friends and family  know you love them!

Placemat Sewing Tutorials for Holiday Entertaining

Keep the holidays stress-free with these breezy placemat patterns. From Thanksgiving placemats for kids to quick and easy Christmas home decor, you'll wonder why you ever stressed about table toppers.

Deck the Halls Embroidered PlacematsTurkey Tom Pocket Placemat

  1. Turkey Tom Placemat - This turkey quilt pattern is the perfect size for a table setting, and the built-in pockets provide convenient places to tuck utensils or napkins.
     
  2. Happy Pumpkin Placemat - Whether it's used as a Halloween quilt pattern for a special party or just as a party of your fall decor, the energy this placemat brings will brighten up your entire space.
     
  3. Holly Jolly Quilted Placemat - The Holly Jolly Quilted Placemat is a super simple striped Christmas placemat pattern that comes together in minutes!
     
  4. Deck the Halls Placemat - Choose from a series of a sweet embroidered quilt pattern designs depicting your favorite holiday characters and decorate a basic quilted placemat.
     
  5. Decorative Patriotic Placemat - With inexpensive supplies, simple yet creative designs and patriotic colors, you are bound to impress every guest at your Fourth of July barbeque!

Decorative Patriotic PlacematHappy Pumpkin Placemat

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