Friday, September 25, 2020

A Lightbulb Moment Placemat

Howdy! I'm back to share another "A Lightbulb Moment" project with ya'll today. You can't celebrate the holidays without a decked out table and you can't have a decked out table without placemats! So, to go with the table runner that I shared a while back (can you believe almost 2 months ago?!), here is the "A Lightbulb Moment Placemat"....

A Lightbulb Moment Placemats Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I think these placemats are so fun and feature a pocket for silverware and a napkin. I decided to mix up the colors of my lightbulbs and binding on each placemat to make them more festive.

Click Here To Download The "A Lightbulb Moment Placemat" Pattern


A Lightbulb Moment Placemats Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Here is a photo of the pocket portion of the placemat. You can see how the left side of the pocket is sewn in the seam. To quilt it, I mounted the placemat sideways on my quilting machine then chose a linear pattern that quilted from left to right. I quilted one side of the placemat up to the pocket, then flipped the pocket and quilted the other side.

A Lightbulb Moment Placemats Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Here you can see underneath the pocket and how I just folded the rick rack over to change directions just below the top edge of the pocket.

Best of Moda Bake Shop Book Featuring A Lightbulb Moment Quilt Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
To make these placemats, you'll need the book "Best of Moda Bake Shop" which has the directions on how to make the lightbulb block and then the placemat pattern (link above) for directions on how to assemble the placemat. The "Best of Moda Bake Shop" book is available on Amazon or at your local quilt shop.

A Lightbulb Moment Table Runner Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
And here's the table runner that coordinates with the placemats. You can find that pattern here. To see the whole line of bonus "A Lightbulb Moment" patterns, click here.

A Lightbulb Moment Placemats Designed By Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
I hope you enjoy this bonus pattern to my "A Lightbulb Moment" quilt. If you make it, please be sure to share a photo with me by tagging me on social media!

Happy Quilting!

~Sharla