I have almost finished all of the quilted placemats for our dining room table. Each one is a bit different. Since I'm new to quilting I tried a few techniques - random quilting patterns on each square, straight line quilting, stippling (wow, that's hard!), and hand quilting. Some have binding around the edges while others are turned and topstitched. I like the mix-n-match look of them on the table.
Here is my favorite of the bunch:
(Some of the blocks appear orange, but they are a bright, cheery red with tiny white polka dots.)
I used straight line quilting, which I think looks great on this placemat. The binding is scrap material from the blocks. I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I like hand stitching the back of the binding. It's a bit time consuming, but I really enjoy it.
Once I am done hand quilting the last placemat I will post pics of all of them. If you're interested in making some for yourself, see my previous placemat post for tutorial links.