Ric Rac Place mats
Let's begin with the place mats. This is an easy project even for beginners.
Materials for the placemart are: Coordinating cotton fabrics, cotton batting and ric rac.
Measure one of your place mats to get the dimensions. Cut out both fabrics and the batting.
Lay fabrics with right sides touching.
Place batting on top.
Pin. Stitch leaving an opening of about 4" on one side to turn inside out. Clip corners being careful not to cut stitches. Turn placemat inside out.
Push corners out. I used a chop stick.
Press placemat including the opening, but no need to stitch yet. You will stitch it along with the ric rac.
Pin ric rac around all four sides of placemat.
TIP: I always dab some clear nail polish on the cut ends of ric rac. It keeps it from unraveling and makes it easier to work with.
Overlap ric rac and fold the end of the top piece under. Stitch slowly to keep stitches centered.
Here you have it. Pretty cute right?