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Basket Weave Placemat
Elna Sew or Serge, Elna USA Inc.
Beginner Level Project
15" x 22" fabric for
backing and borders
2 pcs. of fabric 18" x 18" (print & solid)
18" x 13" pc. of Craft Fleece
2 spools Maxi-Lock Trademark thread
1 spool Woolly Nylon Trademark thread to match
Elnapress or iron-med. heat setting
Rotary cutter, ruler and mat
Glass headed pins
Lightweight fusible interfacing
- Cut the two 18" x 18" pcs of
fabric into 1" strips. Set up serger for a 3 Thread
Narrow Hem. Use Maxi-Lock thread in the needle and lower
looper, Woolly Nylon thread in the upper looper. Serge
both long sides of each fabric strip.
- Use the bath towel or the Elnapress as
a base for weaving your fabric strips. Begin by pinning
all horizontal strips on towel RIGHT SIDE DOWN. The
vertical pieces are woven between the horizontal pieces.
All vertical strips should be woven with RIGHT SIDE DOWN
and pinned in place as you go. The first strip is woven
over, under, over, under, etc. The next strip is woven
under, over, under, over, etc. Alternate weaving in this
way until you have a woven piece 10" x 14" in
size. Press fusible interfacing to wrong side of the
woven piece to stabilize the weaving. Remove pins.
- Use the 3 Thread Narrow Hem to serge
around the outer edges of the 15" x 22" pc. Of
fabric trimming off a small amount to clean up the edge.
- Miter corners on the 15" x
22" pc. To create a 2 1/2" border for the
placemat front. Cut corners at an angle as shown in
diagram. Fold each angled corner, right sides together,
sew a 1/4" seam. Turn and press border in place.
Place 10" x 14" pc. On top of Craft Fleece and
insert both under border. Use sewing machine to quilt all
layers together by stitching along edge of rolled hem.
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