FINISHING THE PLACEMATS:
Layer the placemat backings wrong side up, the batting and the pieced placemat tops right side up. Baste together.
Quilt as desired. The placemat shown was quilted in an allover meandering pattern.
After quilting, baste a scant 1/4" from the edge of the placemats to hold the three layers together.
Join 2 of the binding strips together end to end with a diagonal seam pressed open. Fold in half lengthwise and press to make a double binding. Repeat with the remaining two binding strips.
Sew the binding to the placemats with a 3/8" seam allowance, mitering the corners. Trim the excess batting and backing, turn the binding to the back side of the placemats and stitch down with matching thread.