Yeah! Last week! We're going to add the binding by machine attaching to the front and hand bind to the back.
Using solid (or coordinating color of your choice) folded selvedge to selvedge, cut 2" strips. Trim off selvedge. You should need 2 strips per placemat. Therefore, cut EIGHT strips for FOUR placemats.
Attach your strips to make long enough to go around one placemat. Place edges together perpendicular. Draw a line from corner to corner, diagonally. Pin in place and stitch on line.
Cut off excess 1/4" from stitched line. Press open.
Press strip in half. Then fold one corner on the diagonal. Press. Then repress end in half.
Pin along first edge of placemat. Start stitching about 2" from folded binding corner and end about 1/8" from first placemat corner. Mitering the corners, stitch around the placemat 1/4" from edge until you are able to join where you began.
Hand stitch the binding to the back of the placemats.
That's it! I hope you had as much fun as I did making this project. Looking forward to seeing your completed projects on in our Flickr group!