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.25 m (1/4 yd.) red print
.3 m (3/8 yard) cream print
15 cm (4-1/2") fabric for binding
20 cm (8" square) paper backed fusible web
35.5. cm x 50.8 cm (14" x 20") low loft batting
35.5. cm x 50.8 cm (14" x 20") backing
Sewing and quilting thread to match
Cut 2 red 5" x 12-1/2"
Cut 2 red 2-1/4" x WOF (for binding)
Cut 1 white 9-1/2" x 12-1/2"
Cut 1 red heart using pattern supplied
Sew white rectangle in between 2 red rectangles along long edges as shown.
Press seams towards red. Apply fusible web to back of 8" square of red following manufacturer's directions. Cut out heart using .pdf pattern found here, remove paper backing and fuse to centre of white. If desired, satin or other decorative stitching may be added around the perimeter of the heart. Layer pieced top on batting and backing and pin baste. Quilt as desired. Trim edges even. Join 2-1/2" binding strips along short ends to form one long strip. Press in half wrong sides together. Sew to front of placemat by machine, flip to back and hand stitch in place.