Materials (will yield set of four placemats) -- 2/3 yds – center fabric (bunny print) - 1 fat quarter - accent fabric one (green polka dot) - 1 fat quarter – accent fabric two (yellow stripe) - 1/8 yd – muslin (to make bunny faces) - 1/8 yd – green fabric (carrot stems) - 1/4 yd – orange fabric (carrots) - 1 yd – fusible web - 1 yd – fabric backing - 1 yd – batting Optional: Scrap pink fabric (inside ears), Scrap black fabric (eyes and nose)
Construction –1. For each of the four placemats you will need, 11”x 13” piece of center fabric (bunny print), 4½” x 13” piece of each of the two accent fabrics (green polka dot and yellow stripe)2. You will also need to cut two bunny faces, one carrot top, and two carrots for each placemat. Please see the attached pattern for the bunny faces and carrots (refer to Project Sheet PDF). 3. Draw the carrot top and bunny faces onto your fusible webbing, then attach the appropriate fabric (muslin for bunnies and green for carrot top), before cutting the fabric to size. 4. For carrots, draw the shape directly onto your orange fabric, and stack two pieces of fabric with right sides together. You will sew the two carrot pieces together all the way around the shape, then cut a slit in the center of one carrot, trim the excess fabric away (leaving 1/8” all the way around), and turn the piece right side out. This will finish the edges of the carrot and make it very slightly 3-D in appearance.5. Sew together the basic placemat (center and the two accent fabrics) using a ¼” seam allowance.6. Fuse bunny faces and carrot tops to the placemats.7. Complete the accents for the bunnies with fabric (pink for inside ears and a small bit of black fabric for eyes and nose) or you can embroider these elements on. 8. Bunnies and carrots are embellished with a blanket stitch using black embroidery thread. Please note that the top of the carrot was left open, the blanket stitch in that area does not go through to the placemat, only through the carrot itself – this is to let the carrot act as a pocket for silverware.