Thursday, February 1, 2018

Jet Setter Placemats {Wonderlust Blog Hop + Giveaway}

Today I'm your host for the Wonderlust hop and I've put together a tutorial for placemats that can be made with yardage, precuts, or scraps!


Wonderlust is a beautifully rich fabric line -- with some stunning prints and tonals! The Marbella prints would be beautiful in a rainbow quilt.


Let's get sewing!

For these placemats you'll need:

Precut or scraps of your choice (I used a 10" stacker of Wonderlust)
2/3 yard black (I used the Marbella black print)
1/2 yard for binding (I used the blue Electric Slide print)
1 yard for backing (I used Good Vibrations print)


From your black (or background) fabric, cut the following for four placemats:
Four (4) rectangles 10.5" x 4.5"
Eight (8) strips 14.5" x 2.5"
Eight (8) strips 12.5" x 2.5"


Since I cut my focal fabrics from 10" stacker squares, I cut eighteen (18) 10" x 2.5" strips. 


Sew together your strips into two sets of five (5) strips each and two sets of four (4) strips each. 


Crosscut each strip set into four (4) sections 2.5" across. You will need a total of eight (8) units with five squares each and eight (8) units with four squares each.


Layout one large rectangle and four strip set units as shown below. Sew the five-color strip sets to the top and bottom of the large rectangle and then sew the four-color strip sets to the sides of the unit.


Add the 14.5" long strips to the top and bottom of each unit and add the 12.5" long strips to each side.



Quilt as desired and bind. I used black thread and did simple loops on each placemat. You'll need two WOF strips to bind each placemat. I used the Good Vibrations print as my backing and the Electric Slide print as my binding.


This is a fun and easy pattern that can easily be adapted to scraps (each placemat needs 18 2.5 inch squares if you don't want to strip piece your sections) or other types of precuts. You could also use only two or three different fabrics for your ring of squares for an alternating pattern instead of the somewhat random pattern that I used here!


I like these placemats so much, I might have to make myself a matching table toppers for my two end tables. And maybe some mug rugs. And maybe even another Pocket Hanger wall hanging. My husband is going to laugh at me, guaranteed, but he'll probably appreciate being able to swap out the purple and pink quilted coasters we currently use!


Thanks to Benartex for asking me to be a part of this fun hop!


Interested in snagging a few fat quarters of Wonderlust for yourself? Leave comments to enter!
1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite print in the Wonderlust line.
2. If you are a follower of Little Bunny Quilts, leave me a comment with how you follow! (PS. don't forget to join our HBD Quilts Facebook group to stay informed about our soon-to-be announced quilt along!)

I will pick a winner on Monday, February 5th. Make sure that you are not a no-reply blogger or else I will not be able to contact you!

Update: the giveaway is now closed and Brenda is our winner!

Sharing at Finish it up Friday!

117 comments:

  1. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  2. Its6 too difficult to pick one favorite. I love them all.

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  3. I love the Marbella prints. The dark blue is my favorite.

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  4. I like the Tapestry Multi and the Electric Slide in the Blue Multi.

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  5. I do really like your placemats...what a great way to brighten up your eating area! My favorite is Marabella Purple...the purple lover in me scouted this one out!

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  6. I am a happy Bloglovin' follower of yours!

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  7. I like the tapestry multi

    and I love the placemats

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite in this collection? All of them. To choose one -- Good Vibrations. Your placemats are a wonderful way to show off these spectacular prints. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  9. Love the whole collection but the one that makes me drool is the Tapestry Blue/Multi

    Sandy A

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  10. I follow your blog through blogLovin!

    Sandy A

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  11. Tapestry Blue/Multi and the Marbellas. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  12. Following on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  13. Tapestry Multi - beautiful! Thank you, Susan

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  14. Follow you on bloglovin! Thank you, Susan

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  15. They are all sew "zentangled" hard to choose. I would say the 2nd one in the swatches. Blue India inspired, detailed and sew lovely!

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  16. Such rich colors--it's hard to decide! Electric slide in blue by a nose. I really like those placemats!

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  17. Beautiful! And so easy! Thanks for the quick tutorial!

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  18. I love Marbella Red. Such a beautiful rich fabric to add to quilts.

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  19. I like the Blue-Multi Kaleidoscope--beautiful!
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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin'.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  21. Thanks for the great project. My favorite is the purple Marbella.

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  22. New to quilting and finding these types of resources now. Following you on Little Bunny Quilts.

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  23. I like all of them a lot. The Multi Kaleidoscope is wonderful especially the blue. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. I love your place mats! I like them all, but if I have to choose Electric Slide--all the colorways is my very favorite.

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  25. Love the tapestry fabric. Following on email.

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  26. It is a gorgeous fabric line and difficult to choose one. I think I like the Tapestry multi the best, the purple and turquoise Marbella prints are also very pretty.

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  27. ELECTRIC SLIDE BLUE/MULTI, love this print. Would love to see your pocket hanger and all your other projects. Thank you for sharing. Soctt_3508@netins.net

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  28. I love Paula nadelstern’s fabric designs this wanderlust is another grouping knocking it out of the park! All of those kaleidoscope prints are phenominal and my favorite. ❤️

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  29. I love following you via email. Your placemats look terrific, nicely done. Thanks for the chance on “a wanderful” giveaway!

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  30. They are all wonderful, but I really like the kaleidoscope fabrics!

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  31. I love the orange Marbella but they are all gorgeous.

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  32. My favorite print is Marbella in Red. My favorite name is Super Kaleider. :)

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  33. I follow you via email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  34. Electric slide blue/multi is my favorite pattern and I follow you on Instagram.

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  35. my favorite print is the kaleidoscope prints but they are all gorgeous.

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  36. My favorite is TAPESTRY BLUE/MULTI. Love your placemats, so festive!

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  37. I love the tonals that are part of the collection, and the electric slide print as a binding is great - always on the hunt for a good interesting binding fabric!

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  38. I follow on bloglovin and email.

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  39. I like the blue kaleidoscope fabric best. She has such beautiful designs.

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  40. My favorite is the Marbella turquoise. Your placemats are beautiful! Have a fun day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  41. I follow you by email. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  42. I like the Marbella red. Great placemats.

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  43. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  44. I love the placemats Alison. My favorite color is Marbella Green. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  45. I especially like the Marbella tone on tones, but if I had to choose a print it would be an Electric Slide. basaran.family@rogers.com

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  46. I follow your blog by email. basaran.family@rogers.com

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  47. Beautiful placemats. I love the Good Vibrations Multi and the Tapestry Multi.

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  48. I like the Electric Slide Blue the best of this collection, but the Marbella is a great blender!! Your placemats are great...thanks for sharing an easy way to make them!

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  49. I like Good Vibration Blue/Multi

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  50. i really like the super kaleider in the blue multi colors - love using prints like this as the focus for a block center!!! Gorgeous designs! I like the placemats - super for house warming gift!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I follow you by email mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I can't pick a favorite because I love all of them because of the vibrant colors. Your placemats are a wonderful way to showcase these fabrics.

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  53. MARBELLA TANGERINE for me. It's so warm and cheery. I follow via blog but just signed up for email because its easier. ljgibeault@windstream.net

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  54. I love the
    Marbella
    Purple print.
    Carla from Utah

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  55. Oh gosh that's a hard decision to make!! I like all of the Marbella, and electric slide blue. But I love them all too!!
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  56. I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  57. I like the Tapestry multi print and all of the Marbellas.

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  58. Tapestry Blue/Multi, hands down. Those placemats are on my to-do list now!

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  59. MARBELLA NAVY is my favorite print in the collection - I love navy! Thank you

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  60. I am a follower of the blog! thank you!

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  61. I like the Marabella Red the best! Cute placemats!

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  62. Love the place mats! Thank you for sharing the construction. My favorite print is Marbella. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  63. I love them all, don't make me pick one!!!!

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  64. I love your placemats. They turned out lovely! My favorite print is the TAPESTRY MULTI
    Item #: 0171199B
    SKU: 1711-99. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

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  65. I am a follower via bloglovin.

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  66. I love the first one and all the colors

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  67. Love the Marbella fabrics! Great tutorial, I am inspired to make new placemats now!

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  68. Just started following you on Facebook. Thanks!

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  69. I love all of the prints in this collection but if I need to just pick one I would pick the Tapestry print.

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  70. I follow you on IG and Bloglovin.

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  71. Cool project! I still haven’t made placemats yet but they’re on my list! I really love the tapestry fabric, it is so exotic! Thanks for a chance!

    tdkcarpenoctem2@gmail.com

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  72. I follow by email and Facebook!

    tdkcarpenoctem2@gmail.com

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  73. I love your placemats! Tapestry multi is my favorite color in this awesome line. Thanks for the tutorial and the wonderful eye candy!

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  74. I follow you via Facebook and Bloglovin. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  75. My favorite is Good Vibrations in Blue/Multi.

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  76. I follow you via Bloglovin and email!

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  77. I love the Electric Slide in Blue. Thanks for sharing your placemats. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  78. I follow on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  79. I love all those fabrics, but GOOD VIBRATIONS BLUE/MULTI draws my attention.

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  80. The fabrics are all so beautiful that it is difficult to choose one - I love the MARBELLA TURQUOISE because it looks so much like a paint pouring.

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  81. Love the jewel tones especially the red, plum and dark blue.

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  82. I think my favorite print is Marbella Navy.

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  83. My favorite print is Marbella Red.

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  84. I love all of the Marbella prints! Your place mats are so pretty!

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  85. I follow on Bloglovin'.

    https://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/

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  86. I will choose the Good Vibrations Blue/Multi yet it is a hard choice. I love all of the marbled prints also. Thank you for sharing your lovely tutorial, with these fabrics it is beautiful!

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  87. Your placemats are wonderful in Wonderlust lol Alison! Seriously, so simple but sure packs a punch. Isn't that Marbella print to DIE for, well they all are but those as 'solids' are just divine. :-) Don't include me, obvi, in the draw!

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  88. TAPESTRY BLUE/MULTI is by far my favorite!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  89. e-mail subscriber! Love the placemats!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  90. I love all the prints! The Tapestry Multi & Electric Slide Multi are really beautiful. I like to do Paula Nadelstern Kaleidoscope- style blocks, so all those prints would be lots of fun to work with!

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  91. I like Electric Slide Multi. wonderful.

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  92. Marbella Navy is my favorite fabric. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  93. I follow your blog by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  94. Love your place mat idea. I am making place mats this year so I hope to try this one. Thanks!

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  95. I like tapestry blue. I have her book and enjoy Paula’s ornaments. Your placemats are great. Jkestevens@aol.com

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  96. My absolute favorite is Marbella Turquoise! Very beautiful.

    Your placemats are lovely.

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  97. I like the Marbella Turquoise color!

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