If you are looking for a sewing project that is fun to make and practical when it’s finished, this jelly roll quilted placemat pattern is ideal. They are simple to construct and are very suitable for any sewing beginner. They are also an excellent project for you if you are new to sewing and your sewing machine as they involve lots of straight seam sewing and lots of cutting… a great way to develop your sewing skills whilst making something useful in the process.
The tutorial is well written and fully illustrated with photographs. Each step is clearly explained. The design shown uses squares of jelly roll fabric which have been sewn by sewing pieces of fabric together and then cutting down until you get to squares.
Handy hint: If you want to reduce the amount of sewing and cutting, why not sew your place-mats with horizontal or vertical lines instead, or use your favorite jelly roll quilt pattern.