Accordion Quilted Place Mats

Accordion Place Mats by Lisa Swenson Ruble

About this Quilt

Finished Size : 18" x 14"

Rating : Intermediate

Designed By : Lisa Swenson Ruble

You can never have enough place mats… and quilted place mats are the perfect size to practice your machine quilting, precision piecing, and color placement.

In these adorable place mats, designer Lisa Swenson Ruble alternates white and gray strips and tiny pops of light and dark colors to create the illusion of the in-and-out movement of an accordion. The color play is almost musical. As a bonus, she incorporates a unique and easy faux-flange pop of color with a pieced binding technique. It is music to our eyes!

Download this quilt pattern plus a dozen more in the July/August 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork.


  • 1/8 yard each dark teal, dark orange, dark green, and light purple
  • ¼ yard each light teal, light orange, light green, and dark purple
  • ¾ yard white
  • 1 yard gray
  • 1 yard backing
  • Craft-size batting

Note: Fabrics in the quilt shown are Painter’s Palette Solids from Paintbrush Studio.

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