A Beginner Tutorial for Quilted Reversible Placemats with 90-degree Angled Corners
The title alone MAY sound complicated and confusing for a beginner seamstress but if you have practiced some basic sewing skills, I’m confident you CAN make these Easy to Sew Quilted Reversible Placemats with Right Angle Corners!
Follow this Easy Sew Placemats post for all the MATERIALS, STEP by STEP photos and main directions; just DON’T cut rounded corners. (This link will open in a new tab making it easier for you to switch back and forth between tabs)
An extra helpful sewing tool to have for turning placemats and any projects ‘right side out’ is a BAMBOO POINT TURNER
SECOND STEP…Marking Seam Intersection & Stitching
- Mark intersection of seams (measure from fabric edge, the seam allowance amount, to where corner is, using a fabric pencil or washable pen with a DOT. This dot is where you will leave the needle DOWN in the fabric.
- Lift up the sewing machine foot and turn the fabric.
- Put the sewing machine foot back down and continue stitching seam on new seam line.
THIRD STEP… Trimming Corner Seams
You’ll trim seam allowances just like in the main placemat directions, but with corners, you clip diagonally across the two seams being careful to NOT cut the corner stitching.
FOURTH STEP…Turning Corners Right Side Out
You can use your fingers to push the corners out or use a BAMBOO POINT TURNER tool.
Last Step but NOT Least…Finishing Details
After the placemat corners are all turned to the right side, go back to the post for easy sew placemats for finishing. (Just switch tabs if you already clicked on the link above)
HELPFUL VIDEO FOR THE ABOVE STEPS…
I did a helpful FB Live Video showing the steps for the construction of these placemats- ENJOY! (Apparently this video will only play if you have a Facebook account)
Thanks for reading and Happy Simple Sewing to You!
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