Saturday, May 15, 2010

Four-Sided Rectangular Shaped Placemats

The only thing I disliked about the oval shaped 4-sided placemats I made back in February was their oval shape. I just like rectangular shaped placemats.
Today I started thinking that I should be able to make a rectangular shaped 4-sided placemat using the oval placemat techniques. So I decided to give it a try and it worked!
I traced out an 18 X 13 template to use for cutting the 4 fabrics and then just followed the directions that came with the oval shaped template. For the one I made today I skipped interfacing the 4 fabrics; I like the end result much better than the ones I interfaced during the winter.
Hopefully I'll muster some ambition and make 3 more of the rectangle shaped placemats so we can at least have a set of 4.  I guess some napkins would be nice too!


  1. I am new to sewing, but have made the oval shaped placemats. Why do you like the result of not using the interface? Won't they lose their shape without it?

  2. Surprisingly they don't lose their shape w/o the interfacing. Why, I don't know!