Quick & Easy Strip Placemat Tutorial Using Jelly roll Strips

We love ‘quick and easy’ sewing projects and this one certainly fits the bill. This placemat goes together with just a few strips of fabric (you can use jelly roll strips) and some backing fabric. This is a great one to use for special holidays like Halloween or Christmas by simply changing up the fabric.

The dimensions of this placemat are approx. 17″ x 12″.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

What You Will Need

  • 6 strips fabric – 2 ½” x width of fabric (we used Moda Jelly Roll strips, but you could cut your own strips.
  • 2 strips for the sashing – 1 ½” x 12 ½”
  • 1 piece for backing – 19″ x 14 ½”
  • 1 piece of batting – 19″ x 14 ½”
  • 2 strips for binding – 2 ¼” x width of fabric


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Watch the video tutorial below or scroll down for the written instructions


  • Take your 6 strips and sew them together using a 1/4″ seam.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • Trim off the selvedges at one end.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • Cut at 17″.
  • You will have enough in this sewn strip to create two placements so you can cut another 17″ section from your strip.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • From that 17″ piece, cut 4 ½” from one end and then another 4 ½” further from that cut.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • Take the middle piece and flip it.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • Now it’s time to add your sashing pieces. Simply sew each piece onto the rectangular pieces with a quarter inch seam.
  • Then sew all three pieces together.

  • Create your quilt sandwich, pin the quilt and quilt. Place your backing fabric face down, add your batting and then your quilt top face up.

  • We quilted the placemat using straight 1″ lines and we drew the sewing lines with a Frixion pen which disappears after ironing.

simple placemat tutorial quilted

  • Once you have finished quilting, trim the edges and attach the binding.
  • You are done!