Simple Spring Table Runner or Place Mats




Hey everyone! It's been a while and I've missed you! In case you don't know me, I'm Natalia Bonner, I blog, sew and create over at Piece N Quilt. Take a second and stop by my blog. Today I've created a fun table runner or some darling placemats for you to enjoy.




1 Sunkissed Layer Cake
2 Yards coordinating fabric for background
2 Yards coordinating fabric for backing & binding
Buttons




Begin by tracing an 18" circle onto your background fabric. I used a large mixing bowl for my template.
You will use the templates included for your applique pieces. I prefer to use starch applique. You can find my full tutorial here.


For the daisy place mat you will use a green background, add 10 half circles as shown in the image above.

Then add a grey 8" circle.
Then add 9 pink 2" circles and I green 2" circle.
Machine quilt the square and then cut to size and bind after machine quilting.


For the Spring place mat you will first applique 6 small orange petals onto 6 grey petals. Off-set those and applique onto green background.


Add a large print circle and a small pink circle to the center.


Add the word "spring".
Machine quilt the square and then cut to size and bind after machine quilting.


For the Daisy Wheel cut applique 1- 8" green circle and 1 -7" white circle.


Applique 6 pink daisy flower petals.


Add a large yellow center and a small pink center.
Machine quilt the square and then cut to size and bind after machine quilting.


For the dots place mat, you will applique one 7" yellow circle in the center.
Then applique 12 small green circles around the outside and 1 green circle to the center.
Machine quilt the square and then cut to size and bind after machine quilting.

Now that you have created your darling placemats it's time to turn them into a table runner.
To the left side of each place mat you will add 1 button.


On the right side of each place mat, you will make a buttonhole.
And that's it! You've created some quick and simple placemats or one darling table runner!






4 - 18" round placemats or 1 table runner.


Natalia Bonner
{Piece N Quilt}

64 comments:

Erin Marie said...

That is SO adorable. I'm adding it to my ever-growing list, but definitely near the top of it.

~ko said...

Love it!

Staci said...

This is just darling!

Jessica said...

So Cool! Printing as we speak!

Linda said...

I really love it! So Springy and happy. Thanks so much for being so talented and sharing with us.

Shawn said...

Looks great Natalia so fun and cheery,I must give your starch applique a try sometime soon! Thanks for another wonderful tutorial ;)

Mariade said...

Wow....it´s so cute!!...I love your work, your quilts....and I read your blog every day....

K2 said...

They look beautiful!

Coisas da Laura said...

What a darling project!!!

Barb said...

Very, very clever!!

Samantha said...

That is pretty cool. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Awww, what a cute project, love it!

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

Super idea to link the mats together!

harleywife57 said...

this is just so adorable and HAPPY and SUNKISSED !! LOVE IT

The Tulip Patch said...

I really like the placemats becoming a runner. Very clever.

Cindy said...

How absolutely adorable !! These are just too cute !!

allthingsthread said...

Added this to my growing to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

Krissy said...

I love this, how long did it take to make???

tina said...

Cutest thing EVER! MUST MAKE!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

paqui said...

Es precioso !!!!
Enhorabuena , buen trabajo !!!
Gracias por compartir.
Un saludo

grymerspalet said...

Thanks. A lovely pattern.
Greetings from Denmark

Mauby said...

So Cute! :)

Country Mouse said...

Love this idea! Another item to add to my ever-growing "want to make" list!

@pril said...

I really like this!

Giggles and Girlfriends Retreats said...

This is the cheeriest table runner i have seen....with all our -40 weather this is going to perk me right up, love how you turned it into a versatile placemat or runner!!

cheers!

Zoe said...

oh, this is super cute! it's so cheerful.

Christine said...

These are fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!

Material Mary said...

Fabulous idea and I love it!!
Mary

Victoria said...

es realmente presioso! me encanta le idea de unir las distintas piezas con borones. (is really beautiful! I love the idea of uniting the different pieces with buttons.)

Katie said...

The fabric and design is awesome... but....
Your quilting makes it just yummy!!

Kerrie said...

Oh I love this! It's is super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

as we say in new england... WICKED CUTE!!!!!!!

GerryART said...

omg, omg
my nail polish is almost dry
as soon as it is
i am going to spray starch
and create with my sunkissed
gerry

Belva said...

I'm feeling kind of silly here, but I can't seem to find the templates for this project. Where should I look for them?

Jenny Garland said...

Hi Belva,

The templates are included in the "Printer Friendly Version" link at the bottom of the post!

Pam said...

So clever and so cute! I hope I find the time to make this for spring.

Belva said...

Thanks! I just noticed it. Perhaps I need new glasses.

CHRISTINA ARMSTRONG said...

I *love* it! I'll have to add it to my list of things to make someday!

vickilw said...

Absolutely love these. But I will do them in more muted colours. Thank you so much for the free tutotial

Katrina said...

beautiful!

Anita said...

What a great pattern! Love the versatility! Thanks.

Kathy said...

Love it! I've added to my list of things to make for our new home.

Crystal Stanworth said...

very very cute idea!

amy smart said...

Gorgeous, Natalia!!

happy zombie said...

Sew. Freaking. Adorable! And no surprise when I saw it was a project by Natalia!

Trisha said...

These are adorable!!

anita said...

These are so happy and adorable! Can't wait to make them... Just wondering though if you used quilt batting inside, since it isn't mentioned in the "recipe".
Thanks!

tarabu said...

I love the use of buttons on this - not only will it make it easy to use on both patio and larger interior tables, but also because it will make it quite easy to store!

ljsemlor567 said...

This is really cute! Could you also design and make 2 or 3 more with other holidays on them. If you continued with light fabrics you could do one for a birthday, July 4th, fall or even Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm confused. Are there supposed to be templates for the applique? I can't see them.

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

I featured this on my blog today!

www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

Oh my! This is by far the cutest Spring idea I have come by! It would be sooooo perfect for Easter, maybe using eggs in the center, or oval shaped bases instead. I love it!

fialka012 said...

❤ ❤ ❤

Peach Rainbow said...

Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

Love the table topper, so different.

Anonymous said...

Liiiiindo!A-do-rei!Estou apenas come├žando com o patchwork,mas vou me atrever a fazer esse trilho de mesa ! Ah vou sim .Ass: Leila Reis

trineodeilusiones said...

te felicito ha sido un trabajo hermoso gracias por compartir tan lindos detalles

jbquilter said...

Wow, this is great! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

cindy said...

I love this and have the fabric, but perhaps I am missing something. In the pic, you have 5 circles but only list instructions for 4. There are no instructions for the large orange flower circle. Do you have directions for that one? Thanks!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

The pattern for the 5th placemat is available here. http://www.piecenquilt.com/product/PNQ%20240

Anonymous said...

I made my first circle, and loved it until I put on the binding. How do you keep the circle flat? Thanks.

KaHolly said...

You are so darned clever. Guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree!! Love these. ~karen

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!

Elaine said...

I love this idea.