Week 5: Wonky Cross Placemat Tutorial
What you’ll need:
-Scrap strips of various widths
- 7″ Squares of background fabric
- 4″ Squares of background fabric
- 9.5″ Square of background fabric
- Fat Quarter for backing
- Piece of batting measuring 15×19″
- Piece of binding measuring 68″ long (I cut my binding at 2.5″ wide & fold in half length-wise)
Step 1: Making your crosses
-Take your  7″ &  4″ Squares of background fabric & individually cut each one at a slight angle once as so:
-Next pick a scrap strip and sew to one side of an angled piece. Scissor clip the fabric strip once sewn (you don’t have to be precise, you’ll square up each block when they are complete). And Iron.
-Sew the second half of the background fabric to the raw edge of the strip. And iron.
-Cut the block again, this time a slight angle perpendicular.
-Repeat the previous process, adding a strip though the middle.
-Next square up blocks.
-Square the  small cross blocks to 3.5″
-Square the  large cross blocks to 6.5″
Step 2: Assembling the placemat top
-Sew your  small cross blocks in a row.
-Sew you  large cross blocks together.
-Next sew your  wonky cross blocks to your 9.5″ back ground fabric.
-Iron & sew your  large wonky crosses to your back ground fabric and small wonky crosses.
Step 3: Quilting & Binding
-Baste your placemat top to your batting and backing fabric just as you would a quilt, making sure that your batting and backing fabric are larger than your top.
-Quilt the placemat (I quilted in straight lines every .5″).
-Once quilted, trim up and attach binding.
& voila! Your placemat is finished!
I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact me! And be sure to check back each Tuesday for other projects for the 12 weeks of Christmas!