Quilt as You Go Place Mat or Pot Holder Pattern


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Quilt as You Go Place Mat or Pot Holder Pattern

Pattern Details




Home Decor


Kitchen Accessory

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • hand quilting
  • zigzag stitching
  • cutting accurately
  • hand stitching

Pattern Description:

Super easy, quick and fun to make Grandmother's Flower Garden "quilt as you go" PDF pattern. This pattern is all you need to create many designs from a simple coaster , pot holder, place mat, table runner all the way to any size quilt.

The name for the procedure is called folded hexagon Australian patchwork or framed hexagon. This is a great way to use individual flowers for the center of your project. Each hexagon is pieced one at a time and has three basic pieces. Front, back and batting. You will sew all three together at once and when you are done, you have a completed "mini quilt". When they are joined together as a hot pad, place mat or quilt, you are finished!

A coaster is just one completed hexagon. This project is so portable. I take my pieces around to ball games in a sewing tin pail.

I have made a pot holder and place mat for my sewing machine sample. I have used a zigzag stitch but I am sure there are other stitches that would be pretty too. This is also a lovely hand piecing project. For the hand pieced sample, I have chosen a tea cup design and hand quilted around the outline of each cup.

This is also a cute pattern for an "I Spy" quilt. I am making a Noah's Ark "I Spy".

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • small 3", medium 4.5" and large 7" approximately


  • See reference picture for materials and notions
  • needle
  • sewing machine optional
  • scissors
  • measuring instruments

You Will Also Need:

  • See reference picture

About Designer

About Designer

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I do not have a fairy tale or quaint story to tell. I am just a hard working mother of 5 children and now I am raising 2 teen granddaughters. I have a great husband who even finds time after his long day to compliment me on my sewing designs.

I started sewing in the third grade. Our school custodian taught several of us girls how to sew after we had finished our class work. Can you believe ...

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