1) Cut the muslin into rectangles that are 13" x 17" -- this will make your finished place mats 12" x 16" finished as I am using a 1/2" seam allowance. [If you want your place mats to be a different size, just add one inch to whatever you want the finished size to be.] I also used a pencil to mark the 1/2" seams. I don't usually do this, but burlap is a very loosely woven material...it moves around like a class of kindergartners on a sugar high...so marking the seam allowance was the easiest way I could come up with to get a consistently sized end product. When you turn the place mats inside-out, the pencil lines will disappear.
|I use pins just to mark my begin and end point...this helps me remember to stop so I have the needed gap to turn out the place mat.|
|This is how the place mat should look after the edges and corners are trimmed.|
|I ran the outside of the place mats along the inside of the presser foot.|
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