Modern Breakfast Table Set
Project by Angela Harkness
These three projects all work together beautifully to create a bright, modern and stylish table set, perfect for breakfast or for use in the garden in summer. The projects have all been made out of two sets of Craft Cotton Company navy and white medley pattern fat quarters, with some additional fabric for backing the table topper, some wadding, bias binding and a set of Bosal Craft-tex placemats. It’s amazing how versatile fat quarters are and how much you can make with them!
Project One: Oval Placemat set using Craft-tex double sided fusible placemat pack
8 Fat quarters of navy medley pattern fabric
Craft-tex double sided fusible placemat set
Step 1: Gather together your supplies then press each of the fat quarters well to remove the folded creases.
Sandwich the placemat in between two fabric pieces, with the patterned side of the fabrics facing out.
Step 3: Fuse the fabrics and placemat form together, leave to cool off then carefully trim back the excess fabric to reveal the oval shape.
Step 4: Repeat this for the remaining three placemats.
Step 5: Attach the bias binding to the front of each of the placemats, using the fold line of the bias as a stitch guide line. I used readymade bias binding in white to give a contrast to the fabric designs, the binding must be on the bias to enable a smooth curve finish to the placemats.
Step 6: Hand stitch the binding to the back of each placemat, carefully taking it around the curves of the oval shape, whilst avoiding stretching or distorting the binding.
Project Two: Baked goods fabric basket
2 Fat quarters of navy medley pattern fabric
Fat quarter of wadding
Fat quarter of H250 stabiliser
Heat erasable pen
Temporary fabric spray adhesive
Step 1: Cut two 16” x 16” fabric squares, one 16” x 16” square out of stabiliser and one 18” x 18” square out of wadding.
Spray baste the wadding onto the back of one fabric square then trim to finished size. Fuse the stabiliser onto the back of the second fabric square.
Step 3: Layer the two squares with right sides together, clip together, marking a turning gap of approximately 6” on one side.
Step 4: Stitch around the edges using ¼“seam allowance, remembering to leave the turning gap along one side. Using a walking foot helps to keep the layers together.
Step 5: Clip the corners to reduce bulkiness, turn through the turning gap and carefully poke out corners of the square then press well, paying attention to the turning gap to get the raw edge folded in well.
Step 6: Top stitch around all edges using 1/8” seam, closing turning gap as you sew.
Step 7: Using the topstitch line as a guide for your stitching; sew 4 parallel lines of stitching along each side, approximately 0.5” apart.
Step 8: Cut four lengths of ribbon at 30”. Stitch each ribbon along the final stitch line, leaving a length of ribbon at each end for tying.
Step 9: Pinch each corner together, hold with quilt clips then secure the ribbons with a bow. The ribbons can be untied so the basket can lie flat for storage.
Project Three: Stripy table topper
8 Fat quarters of navy medley pattern fabric
Wadding 20” x 32”
Backing fabric 16” x 28”
Step 1: Cut 14 strips off the fat quarters 2.5” x 18”
Step 2: Position one fabric strip centrally on top of the wadding, position second fabric strip directly on top of the first strip, right sides together, sew 0.25“ seam along the length of the strip.
Step 3: Flip open the strip and press well.
Step 4: Repeat this process with the remaining strips until the piece is 14 strips long.
Step 5: Layer the backing fabric onto the stripped piece, with right sides together. Trim to a finished piece 14.5” x 27”
Step 6: Clip the pieces together around all four sides, leaving a turning gap along one side. I double clip the turning gap position so I can see where to start and stop stitching.
Step 7: Stitch all around the four sides of the table topper, remembering to start and stop at the marked points for the turning gap. Clip away the corners, being careful not to snip any stitches.
Step 8: Carefully turn through the turning gap and gently poke out corners of the topper then press well, paying attention to the turning gap to get the raw edge folded in well.
Step 9: Carefully top stitch around all edges using 1/8” seam, closing turning gap as you sew.
To see more from Angela, visit her on Instagram @angerellas_crafts
Made by Angela Harkness for The Craft Cotton Company 2021